Starting and keeping an oral hygiene routine is so important and something you can teach children early on so that they stick with it. Here are a few things to help them establish a routine:
- Brush more often. Just because your dentist says to brush twice a day doesn’t mean you have to stop there. One great way to prevent the formation of plaque that causes cavities is to brush after every meal or snack, but twice a day is great to start with!
- Limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks. It’s best to limit your consumption of these products because they supply sugars which the bacteria in your mouth feed upon creating acids.
- Floss daily. Flossing removes the food particles that get lodged in between your teeth and it helps prevent plaque build-up that can lead to cavities.