The importance of a healthy smile

It’s children’s oral health month, and that means Peter Pearlywhites and his Family are ready lớn show your children how to khuyến mãi a decisive blow khổng lồ tooth decay. Read on to lớn discover how to lớn join the fight for a healthy smile today!

Svào, healthy teeth help you chew the right foods which help you grow and stay active sầu. Teeth also help you speak clearly & look your best. Taking care of your smile prevents plaque from growing. Plaque is a clear film of bacteria or “sugar bugs” that stichồng lớn your tooth enamel.

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After you eat, sugar bugs go crazy over the sugar on your teeth, lượt thích ants at a picnic. The sugar bugs turn the sugar into acids that eat away tooth enamel, causing holes called cavities. The sugar bugs also cause gingivitis, which is gum disease that can make your gums red, swollen, và sore. Your gums are the soft pink tissue in your mouth that hold your teeth in place.

If you don’t take care of your teeth, cavities và unhealthy gums will make your mouth very, very sore. Eating meals will be difficult. And you won’t feel like smiling so much.

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How You Can Keep Your Child"s Teeth Healthy

Kids can take charge of their teeth by taking these steps:

Brush at least twice a day — after breakfast và before bedtime. If you can, brush a third time after lunch or after sweet snacks. Brushing properly breaks down plaque.


Brush all of your teeth, not just the front ones. Spkết thúc some time on the teeth along the sides & in the baông xã. Have sầu your dentist show the best way lớn brush lớn get your teeth clean without damaging your gums. Take your time while brushing. Spkết thúc at least 2 or 3 minutes each time you brush. If you have trouble keeping traông chồng of the time, use a timer or play a recording of a tuy nhiên to lớn help pass the time. Be sure your toothbrush has soft bristles (the package will tell you if they’re soft). You should get a new toothbrush every 3 months. Some toothbrushes come with bristles that change color when it’s time khổng lồ change them. Ask your dentist if an antibacterial mouth rinse is a good fit. Floss your teeth. This is a very important way to lớn keep them healthy. It feels weird the first few times you bởi it, but pretty soon you’ll be a pro. Take a length of dental floss và wrap it around your pointer fingers leaving a small section between unwrapped. Slip the dental floss that is unwrapped between your fingers between each tooth and along the gum line gently once a day. The floss gets rid of food that’s hidden where your toothbrush can’t get it, no matter how well you brush. Brushing your tongue can also help keep your breath fresh!


Quiông xã Tips For Parents

Help Make Brushing and Flossing Fun và Easy:

Brush your teeth together, taking turns brushing each others teeth Use a toothbrush featuring a familiar cartoon character Sing the theme song from your child"s favorite cartoon or a nursery rhyme while you brush their teeth Use toothpaste & mouth rinse that have pleasant flavors for sensitive sầu taste buds Use syllables like “ahhhh” or “eeeeeee” khổng lồ help your child open their mouth or move sầu their lips away from their teeth while brushing.

When you teach a child something new at a young age, he will learn the task & continue it well inlớn adulthood. Brushing and flossing has never been more important. Bring your child in lớn see their dentist as early as the first signs of teeth. Children, depending on their oral hygiene, should have sầu dental appointments once every six months khổng lồ one year.

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