Every child naturally loves sweets and chocolates, but parents need to be aware that a regular intake of these negatively affects enamel health. This is why we have listed down 8 ways through which you can ensure your child learns how to take better care of his or her teeth this summer.
- It’s always best to start early: Every parent is well aware that a child’s first visit to the dentist must take place before their first birthday, but very few are aware of the fact that before the teeth begin emerging, its important that the child learns the concept of brushing so they become familiar with ways to take care of their teeth. With babies, parents can wipe the gums using a clean cloth or gauze pad to remove food particles, milk or juice.
- Try to make it a fun habit: make sure that you make the habit of learning how to brush your teeth a fun practice. Allow the child to select a toothbrush of their own choice, and while brushing you may turn up the music so your child can become familiar with the practice easily.
- Remember to make them sit down while brushing: its difficult to make a child stand still in a spot for a long time, especially for two whole minutes which is the time dentists recommend for proper brushing. Instead, have them sit down on a coach or the bed while they brush, which will isolate most of their movement and finish the task quickly.