Brushing Your Child’s Teeth: How to brush your child’s teeth

11 April 2013

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All children love sweets. Candies, ice cream, chocolates, cakes and just anything sweet makes their day. However, sweet hard candies can contribute to tooth decay and cavities because of the sugar content and how long they stay longer in a person’s mouth. Parents should really limit the amount of hard candy their kids consume and be aware of their children’s oral hygiene to prevent tooth decay and sleepless night of toothache. Though that doesn’t mean that kids can’t have any candies at all. It’s no secret that children love sweets, but dentists recommend that they shouldn’t have it after they brush their teeth.

What is the proper way to brush your child’s teeth? Brushing your child’s teeth daily is not a tedious task, it will just only take 3- 5 minutes twice a day. Once in the morning and once before going to bed. Some kids are too lazy to brush their teeth; however you can brush your teeth together so they will learn how to do it the right way. Don’t forget to praise your child after they have brushed their teeth correctly.

Remember that tooth problems can stay undetected for a long time, until it’s either too late or very painful to deal with the problem. That is why it is advised to brush your child’s teeth regularly when they’re young and teaching them how to brush their own teeth properly, and see your dentist regularly so that they can look at your child’s teeth and tell if your child is developing a cavity or problem.

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