Tips To Help Your Children Care For Their Teeth

By on November 30, 2012

Many dentists will tell you that there is a right and a wrong way to care for your teeth. Many people will explain how to care for their teeth and teach their children the proper way based on how they learned how to care for their own teeth.

But some parents don’t realize that the methods they learned are not always the most beneficial for their overall health.

For example is it better to floss before or after you brush your teeth? How often should I really go visit the dentist? Do I really need it to use mouthwash or is it just an added thing I should buy? All of these questions plague Americans especially this time of year, your health questions may be top of mind.

It’s important to recognize the habits that you are doing and passing on to your children. Remember there is no real wrong or right as long as you are brushing your teeth and flossing every day.

Most of dental care is about prevention and doing everything you can to prevent things from happening down the road. The more you do at home the healthier you will be. This is the main thing to inspire in your children, that good dental health happens at home. The dentist is there to help but it is necessary for you to do the majority of the care. Your dentist will appreciate any effort you do outside of their office visits. But remember they are always there to help you.

Your dentist will also tell you that some people prefer to floss their teeth before brushing their teeth, this can remove all of the food so when you brush you clearly get every part of your mouth cleaned. And other dentists will certainly say that flossing afterwards is the best way because you brush your teeth and then you floss and remove the added left over food particles. In general, there is no wrong or right way, remember as long as you’re caring for your teeth you’re doing it right.

Mouthwash is a very good added bonus to your overall health care regimen.

It helps clean away food particles freshens your breath and your mouth as well. It also kills bacteria inside of your mouth. Dentist recommended that you use mouthwash every time you brush. It is important to teach your children about brushing, flossing and using mouthwash.

For more health advice visit TenderCare Dental, a dentist in East Portland Or. Shannon Kaiser writes for the health and wellness proffesionals.

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