Brushing and flossing are the most important part of children’s daily oral care routine, but there are some other easy things you and your children can do to keep teeth and gums healthy between brushing and flossing sessions.
Use Fluoride Mouthwash
Fluoride mouthwash kills odor-causing bacteria, which freshens breath and also help prevents cavities. Plus, the fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel.
Eat A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet low in sugars and acidic foods will help your child avoid cavities from the inside out. Just like the rest of the body, teeth need vitamins and minerals to be healthy, and keeping the sugars and acid consumption to a minimum will help prevent cavities from forming in the first place.
Bacteria can build up on the tongue, too! Tongue scrapers can remove much of that bacteria, which will both help your child avoid cavities, and help improve breath.
Rinse After Meals
If you're out and about and don’t have access to your oral hygiene products or instruments, head to the washroom and have your child flush his or her mouth out with water to dislodge any lingering food particles that may be stuck between the teeth.
Chewable Revealing Tablets
Revealing tablets are a great way to figure out what areas on your child’s teeth need extra attention during brushing and flossing. They leave a coloured residue wherever there is plaque, so you can use them to help your child perfect his or her brushing technique.