Dental Health Month and Easter

How do I help my child care for their teeth and prevent cavities?

 

  • Brush twice a day
  • Floss daily to remove plaque from between your teeth and under the gum line, before it can harden into tartar
  • Eat a well-balanced diet that limits starchy or sugary foods, which produces plaque acid that cause tooth decay
  • Use dental products that contain fluoride, including toothpaste
  • Take your child to the dentist for regular checkups

 

What brushing technique can I show my child?

 

  • Use a pea-sized dab of toothpaste
  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, brush the inside surface of each tooth first. Brush gently back and forth.
  • Clean the outer surfaces of each tooth. Angle the brush along the outer gum line. Gently brush back and forth.
  • Brush the chewing surface of each tooth. Gently brush back and forth.
  • Use the tip of the brush to clean behind each front tooth, both top and bottom.
  • It’s always fun to brush the tongue!

With Easter on the way, there are a few alternatives to eating so much chocolate and candy. Here is an example that I like. Eggs are good for you and also help you use up those decorated eggs in a fun way.

 

http://www.foodjimoto.com/2011/04/easter-eggs.html

 

One Response to Dental Health Month and Easter

  1. Fabulous brushing tips! Many people are brushing their teeth, and while it might seem fairly straight forward, many people do it improperly. Thanks for educating your readers of the proper way to brush.

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