Top tips for your children’s teeth
5 top tips to help you support your children’s journey to strong healthy teeth:
Use the right products
From the age of 3, children can use an electric toothbrush with a round brush head as standard practice. This is generally the best option for plaque removal
Help with brushing
Parents should actively brush their children’s teeth from the eruption if the first tooth up until the child is 8 years old. Of course, the brushing relationship will change overtime from a parent – led approach to a more collaborative effort, but parents should maintain this responsibility
Brush twice a day
Parents should ensure they use a fluoride toothpaste of the appropriate strength and amount, such as the Oral-B kids toothpaste range. Brushing should last for 2 minutes twice a day, using the Oral-B power kids’ electric toothbrush, for children aged 3-5 or oral b junior electric toothbrush for children 6-12.
Make regular visits to the dentist
Parents should take their children for regular dental check-ups so any problems can be identified early on and extractions can be prevented. It is recommended that parents take children for their first check up before their first birthday.
Switch Sugary juices for water
Wait a minimum of 45 minutes to an hour before brushing your teeth after eating anything sweet or acidic as such food and drink soften tooth enamel, and it takes this long for teeth to recover and return to their original state. Water is the best once teeth have been brushed. Avoid other drinks: even milk has sugar.