“Brush, brush, brush, two times a day…” – Remember this ad by the toothpaste giant Colgate? It has captured the attention of all and sundry, especially little children. But it isn’t just an advertisement. It’s a message – a message for children to brush regularly and maintain good dental hygiene.
Following healthy dental habits is a must as it takes care of your child’s oral hygiene. Sound teeth can also help boost your child’s confidence and also let him eat his favourite bars of chocolate and sweets without having to worry about cavities. According to an article titled Oral health: Brush up on dental care basics published in MayoClinic, “Oral health begins with clean teeth. Keeping the area where your teeth meet your gums clean can prevent gum disease, while keeping your tooth surfaces clean can help you stave off cavities.”
Apart from brushing, even flossing can help keep your child’s teeth healthy as it reaches the tight spaces between the teeth, which a toothbrush can’t. Also, it is better to avoid using any kind of sharp objects like toothpick, which can prick the gums and let bacteria in.
Keep in mind all these tips, and many more that are listed in the ClipBook below. For more information, this ClipBook can serve as your guide and empower you with knowledge to promote healthy dental habits in your child.
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