One thing, looking back that would have made perfect sense, would be to also schedule in a dental visit. Routine dental checkups, should be scheduled twice a year and your dentist will not only clean your child’s teeth but also do a thorough screening for any problems. Any dental issue that is caught early can usually be fixed quickly which will eliminate the need for costly dental procedures and possibly prevent any larger dental issues.
- Know when to replace an old or worn out toothbrush. Toothbrushes, when worn out are not as effective at cleaning teeth and can also carry bacteria.
- Floss…floss….floss. Flossing should follow brushing and should be a daily part of your child’s healthy dental routine. Make it fun…have your kid count how many teeth they have while flossing or get use the flossing dental pics to make it an easier task but try to make this a daily habit.
- Mix it up….try a different flavored toothpaste each month. there a re many new brands that have kid-friendly flavors and bright colors.