Making kids brush their teeth correctly and properly is always a challenge for their parents, especially when they are in a hurry to rush off to school in the morning!
“Tooth decay is one of the leading causes of children’s absence from school, which can affect their academic performance and health too.” says Dr. Ranjitha Mukund, Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111.
Children are amazing imitators, so there is nothing like a parent’s example to teach them the correct way of brushing. Let your kid watch you brush your teeth effectively and in correct ways. It will help them to incorporate good brushing techniques easily in their daily routine.
Here are some important steps which will help your kids brush their teeth correctly and effectively:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes – Ask your children to hold the brush at a 45-degree angle and teach them to brush gently in short strokes. Keep them engaged at least for two minutes.
- Avoid harsh brushing – Your kids can be really hard with their toothbrush! So warn them that they can actually hurt their gums and teeth by harsh brushing. Teach them to brush gently and slowly.
- Don’t forget to clean mouth, tongue and other parts – Teach your children to clean their tongue from back to front as this will help to remove odor causing bacteria and will freshen their breath.
In case your kid does not follow these correct ways of brushing teeth, try to brush his teeth first by yourself and then let him do the job for himself. And if you’re still unsure about proper brushing techniques for your little one, then feel free to contact our dentist about child dentistry at Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)0-865-0056.
Many people from Berlin come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. Proper oral health care is a family affair, so help your child to develop good oral health for their good future!