This is the month of October, which means soon trick-or-treating will start with all those sticky candies and sweets that are not so tooth friendly. Now, more than ever perfectly clean teeth are of primordial importance in order to keep dental decay at bay.
Playful dental brushes
The aim is to teach your little one to brush his/her teeth after eating candy/sweets. If they consider teeth brushing an extremely tedious chore, maybe they can enjoy brushing if they have a special toothbrush.
There are plenty of electric toothbrushes for kids available, which feature cute cartoon characters on it. Even more so, there are brushes which have a special tune for about 2 or 3 minutes…exactly the time needed to make your child keep brushing his teeth. Buy the fanciest, most colored, funny and interesting toothbrush if this is what will make your child happy!
The taste makes all the difference
Children hate the strong minty flavor of the toothpaste, so maybe you should take your little one with you shopping and allow him/her to choose a favorite flavor. Kids toothpastes come in many delicious flavors such as cinnamon, strawberry, and even bubble gum. Let them take an “important” decision such as adults do when it comes to choosing their dental hygiene products.
The Ultimate attack on plaque
Make acquaintance with the GumChucks. Children hate flossing, but in order to avoid dental plaque and decay ravaging their oral heath, they still need to floss…the fun way. The GumChucks is a special flossing system designed for children, regarded as half toy half dental hygiene device.
The so called Nun Chucks are equipped with disposable tips that have about ¾ inch pieces of dental floss. This is an innovative dental health solution for children, and you can rest assured that your little one will love that time of the morning and evening when dental flossing is due.
Don’t forget about rinsing
As a parent, you need to teach your little one that rising is just as important as brushing and flossing. It is extremely important to choose for your child a mouth rinse that does not contain alcohol, and which has a nice flavor that is easily tolerated.
Child mouthwashes are formulated in such a way that even if the child will swallow a tiny amount, there will be no hazards at all. Children should start rinsing their mouth with special mouthwash at about 6 years of age.
Make sure you will buy mostly sugar free chewing gum for your kids, because this way saliva flow will be stimulated properly. Also, chewing gum in between meals will help kids eliminate any food particles or debris stuck in between the teeth. Another great plus is that kids will forget about eating so much candy when they have a delicious sugar free gum to chew on.