Back to School Dental Tips for Parents:
2.Find a toothpaste flavor that your child will enjoy. Choose a few different “child-friendly” flavors and see which kind your child likes the best. The more they like it, the better chance you have of getting them to use it.
3 Consider getting them floss picks. They are easy to use and come in fun colors and flavors. This will likely increase your child’s willingness to floss!
4.Help your child get the full 2 minutes worth of proper cleaning.
5.Pack your child a healthy lunch and snack. Fresh fruit, vegetables, and cheese are great choices for school snacks. Cheeses, Swill and Cheddar in particular, are especially good for your child’s teeth because it neutralizes acids. Acidic foods such as fruit juices and sodas should be avoided because they erode tooth enamel. Foods that are sticky or chewy should also be avoided since they allow the bacteria in plaque to produce more acid.
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