Ancient Greek Philosopher Aristotle famously said, “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” Teaching young children good dental health and hygiene is an important step to set them up with the right habits for life. By ensuring your child is taking proper oral care at a young age, you can help to avoid future visits to the dentist and set the stage for a confident smile during adulthood.
As soon as young children start getting teeth, it’s important to start paying attention to cleaning teeth and dental hygiene.
Teaching correct brushing techniques is paramount. This includes teaching your child they need to brush at least twice daily, brushing for 2-3 minutes and holding the brush at a 45-degree angle against teeth and gums using vertical or circular strokes.