Thursday, February 5, 2009

Teach Your Children The Importance of Proper Brushing

While it is very important to see your dentist at least twice per year, the most important part of taking care of your teeth should be occurring at home: brushing and flossing properly and regularly. Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for at least two minutes at least twice a day. Use a timer or play a song to get your child used to brushing for the proper amount of time. Many toothbrushes have timers or lights built in to help you.  

Getting your children into the the brushing habit early can help prevent tooth decay and more serious problems later in life. It is important to set a good example, so make sure you practice what you preach.

1 comment:

BrioII said...

Our family company makes Gripit Floss Holder - We have parents tell us they use Gripits to floss their children's teeth so they don't have to put adult fingers into small mouths. Then kids often want to try a Gripit for themselves and a good flossing habit is started.