PARENTS CAN DO a few different things to give their kids’ smiles a healthy start.
Find an Effective Toothbrush They Like
It should have soft, polished bristles and be the right size for their hands and mouths, but otherwise, they might like one with their favourite cartoon character on it. Make sure to replace it when the bristles fray!
Prevent Cavities With Sealants
Sealants are recommended by the Australian Dental Association and our Team here at KIDS, particularly for kids with a history of tooth decay already. They significantly reduce the risk of childhood tooth decay.
Provide Teeth-Friendly Snacks Like Fruit and Cheese
Whole or sliced fruit is a great mouth-healthy snack, as the fibres help scrub the teeth clean. Cheese is a good source of calcium and stimulates saliva production. (We need saliva for neutralising harmful acids and clearing away food debris.)
Manage Expectations for Whitening Toothpaste
As much as we would all love to have pearly-white teeth, make sure the teens know that whitening toothpaste only contains abrasives and polishing agents to remove surface stains, not deeper ones or white spots.
The dentist is your best ally for good oral health!
Contact us today to book your appointment here at KIDS, together let’s help how you, and your kids can achieve healthy oral health! Alternatively, complete the form below, and one of our friendly team members will contact you.
Keeping your smile healthy and strong is our top priority!