Halloween is tons of fun, however it does bring the added drawback of lots of sugar. Whether your child is just starting out, or a young teen, they might have the pleasure of gorging themselves on their spoils of a long night of gathering candy. Candy sure tastes great but the sugar it contains can wreak havoc on their teeth. Teaching your child the benefits of taking care of their teeth early on will set them on the right path for a great smile in the future.
Regular dentist trips are an absolute must. Although few people like the dentist, and it can be scary, it is essential not only for your child at a young age but also for your child when they grow as well. Getting in the habit of seeing their dentist every six months will allow their teeth to be cleaned and decrease the probability of more serious dental problems occurring.
Ingraining positive tooth brushing habits is quite important. Taking care of your child’s teeth begins at home and begins when they are young. If they are opposed to brushing their teeth, let them pick out a tooth brush and/or the toothpaste, this will make it more fun for them. WebMD lists 10 toothbrushing mistakes that we all make. Floss and fluoride, coupled with tooth brushing is a must.
Understanding what is harmful to your teeth will help your children make the right choices both right now and later on.