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Good Oral Health Tips & Activities for Children

Good Oral Health Tips & Activities for Children

Good oral health is essential to total health and well-being at any age. Parents and guardians can reduce the risks of dental decay by helping children with their daily oral hygiene care.

From the moment your baby is born, you should wipe his or her gums after every feeding. Once the first tooth appears, clean your baby’s teeth with a small, soft toothbrush and use floss to clean between teeth that are touching.

Young children should be taught how to brush their teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and to clean between their teeth. Continue to assist them with brushing until they have the dexterity to do it properly on their own.

And, of course, children of all ages should be encouraged to make healthy food and beverage choices, avoiding sugary snacks and carbonated drinks in particular. Together with regular visits to a dental hygienist beginning at age one, your guidance will give your children and teens something to smile about.

These following 5 tips & activities will help your children have healthy, happy teeth. Feel free to share them with your friends and family.

A Cheesy Way to Fight Cavities

Eating hard cheese after meals or as a snack can help prevent tooth decay. Cheese protects your teeth from bacteria and has calcium that helps to rebuild your teeth!

Less Toothpaste, Peas!

Try not to put too much toothpaste on your toothbrush. Instead, use an amount smaller than the size of a pea.

Brushin’ to the Beats

You need to brush your teeth for a minimum of 2 minutes 2 times a day to do a good job. That’s about the length of a song on the radio. Try it out but avoid the classical station!

Fluoride is a Hero

The most important ingredient in toothpaste is fluoride. Good thing most popular toothpastes have it!

This Old Brush

When your toothbrush bristles begin to spread, it’s time to get a new one. An old toothbrush won’t clean your teeth and gum line very well.

Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!

Located in the heart of North Vancouver, BC, Family Care Dental Clinic is a group of passionate dentists and dental experts who are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care in a modern and relaxing environment. We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family.

Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!

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