Well, Halloween is officially over. Now what? If you are anything like my family, there is a nightly negotiation with the kids about trick-or-treat candy for dinner. When is this ever a good idea? The truth is, candy is a fun treat and the best time to eat a little of it, is right after dinner when teeth are already dirty. Of course, we follow candy eating with teeth brushing.
Proper brushing techniques say to not brush too hard and spend a good 2 minutes doing so. Don’t forget to brush the tongue while you are at it. We are also in the midst of cold and flu season, which is a perfect time to replace your family’s toothbrushes.
You child’s teeth are important, as are yours. I’m not just saying this because I’m a dentist. An early and repetitive routine of brushing and flossing will hold your kids in good stead for a lifetime. Maybe this goes without saying but, modelling great dental hygiene for your children does wonders… we all need to be reminded of healthy habits, right? ~Dr. Chai (a.k.a. Dr. Tooth!)
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