Instilling good oral hygiene habits in your son or daughter in childhood will help them maintain a healthy mouth while also improving their chances of maintaining good oral hygiene practices in adulthood. This starts with brushing their teeth twice each day and flossing at least once. You can start this basic oral hygiene regimen as soon as their teeth start to emerge from their periodontal tissues.
When brushing and flossing, it’s a good idea to make it a fun and enthusiastic experience This will help keep them engaged and invested in good oral hygiene practices.
Some oral hygiene product manufacturers offer child-friendly toothpaste with colorful images and themes. This can help build your child’s enthusiasm for brushing their teeth.
Be sure to also look for the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance. This small logo printed on the package indicates that the active ingredients have been tested and researched for safe and effective use in a daily oral hygiene regimen.
If you live in the Sarasota, Florida, area and you have questions or concerns about the quality of the oral hygiene products your child uses, you can call 941-926-9888 to speak to Dr. Borys Averbukh or one of the staff at Sterling Dental. We look forward to helping you and your family achieve healthy, beautiful smiles!