The best way to prevent childhood cavities is to diligently do the daily oral hygiene practice.
After all, tooth brushing was not at the top of your child's favorite to-do list. However, by choosing toothpaste and a toothbrush that your child likes and wants to use, you can make your children to like tooth brushing more. You can even make it fun.
Look for the fluoride toothpaste that is familiar to children and has a taste and color that children will love. Because it is easy to choose the toothpaste that adults need, many families use different kinds of toothpaste suitable for each family member.
Knowing how to brush your teeth is just as important as selecting the right type of toothpaste. Teach how to brush your teeth properly in early age to encourage good oral health habits. Describing how to brush the teeth is not complicated. To help your child get started easily, follow these simple steps:
Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to the gums.
Move the toothbrush gently and slightly to brush the front teeth, molars, and chewing surfaces of teeth. Do not rub hard along the gum line. It may irritate the gums.
Do not forget to brush (and floss) the back of your upper and lower front teeth. (Please note that the plaque tends to build up on the back of the front teeth.) Use a toothbrush with bristles which can reach these areas.