Although brushing and flossing are the most important element of children’s daily oral care routine, there are a few other simple things you and your children can do to keep your teeth healthy between brushing and flossing sessions.
Use Fluoride Mouthwash
Fluoride Mouthwash freshens breath by killing odor-causing bacteria, but it can also help prevent cavities by strengthening your teeth’s enamel.
Eat A Healthy Diet
A healthy diet low in sugars and acidic foods will help your child avoid cavities from the inside and the outside. Teeth need vitamins and minerals to be healthy, just like the rest of your child’s body does, and keeping the sugars and acids to a minimum will help prevent cavities from forming in the first place.
Bacteria builds up on the tongue, too! Using a tongue scraper every morning will remove a lot of that bacteria which will help your child avoid cavities, and help improve breath, too!
Rinse After Meals
If you don’t have access to any oral hygiene products or instruments, simply heading to the washroom and having your child flush his or her mouth out with water can help dislodge any food particles that have taken up residence between the teeth.
Chewable Revealing Tablets
These are a great way to find out what spots on your child’s teeth need extra attention during brushing and flossing. They leave a coloured residue wherever there is any plaque remaining after brushing, so you can use them to help your child perfect his or her brushing technique.