Sending Kids to School with Good Dental Habits

Child Dental Health

Starting Off Right…

It’s important to note from the start, that if your child has great dental habits that are implemented throughout their life at home; they will most likely carry into their life outside the house and therefore create a lifestyle that is not only healthy, but beneficial in many other ways further into his/her life.

Avoiding sugary foods…

This is by far the most important factor when determining the route your child will take fun order to best preserve their dental health. Sugar is the main reason why most people experience dental issues. Instead of eating sugary snacks such as granola bars, gummy bears, fruit lather, etc…; its much better to instill the importance of who consuming fruits, vegetables, and nuts as snack will not only promote a healthier body, but will naturally cleanse the mouth and promote a healthier pH level in the body. This in turn will assist the body in warding off harmful pathogens and bacteria that can subsequently cause decay and rotting within your child’s teeth.

Brushing, Flossing, & Rinsing…

The twice-daily, dental routine that is comprised of brushing, flossing, rinsing is something that should just be instilled in your child’s boring and nightly routine. This method of making the routine an automated process will encourage the behavior to stick around into adulthood and be passed onto future generations. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing at least two times per day will ensure that your child’s teeth are at their optimum level. It amy be a good idea to include a travel-sized toothbrush and floss in your child’s backpack in case they eat a heavy lunch and would prefer to have a refreshed much after said meal. This way, they’ll be minimizing the chance of bacteria forming within the eight or so hours between lunch-time and bedtime.

Avoiding neglectful habits…

As any parent knows, most children would rather take the time to tell a little lie about completing their dental routine instead of actually completing the dental routine. It’s important to not be militant with enforcing the dental routine, but at the same time, one should explain the consequences if a healthy routine is not upheld.

In Conclusion…

Raising your children with dental health as a top priority is the best you can do to ensure they grow up with a beautiful and healthy smile. As a parent, it;s also important to lead by example and encourage dental habits through practicing what you preach. In turn, your child will adopt those behaviors that you demonstrate and everything else will follow suit.

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