3 years ago I was told I needed to change my habits as I had gum disease, it scared me a lot. My recent trip to the local dentist was better, but still scary. I have a new routine for cleaning my teeth and so do the children and we were really lucky to receive some fabulous DenTek products to help us with our teeth cleaning mission.
Babies solely depend on their caregiver for nutrition and hygiene. You have to feed and wash them while they are young but as they grow older, you must teach them how to take care of themselves and create a good “clean” routine. This can start with a simple habit like to making a mess during their feeding times and gradually letting go of control as you may deem appropriate as time goes. Teaching your child self-care at the appropriate age is important since you don’t want them lagging behind their peers as it may hamper their growth and behaviors as an adult.
Parents are responsible for looking after their child’s health and teaching them healthy habits for their future life. As a parent, you want your child to be as healthy and happy as possible at all times. From a young age, getting your child into excellent habits for dental and oral health care will ensure that they have healthy teeth and provide them with the knowledge and skills they need to continue this throughout their adult life. Here’s what you can do to make sure that your child’s dental health is well cared for.
I had a little scare when I went to the dentist last, well I suppose that is an understatement, I freaked out and almost cried. The words “gum disease” came into the conversation and I literally nearly cried in the chair, I didn’t listen to anything else she said. I had already gone into panic mode. Then the treatment came. OUCH!
The troubles we’ve been having over the past month or so are now being out-done by the 5 minutes or so Noah should be cleaning his teeth! I hope we are not the only ones with a fussy teeth cleaning toddler. I can only assume its the flavour of the mint toothpaste that Noah doesn’t like, as his face is a picture when he puts the toothbrush in his mouth. He spits it back out straight away and throws his toothbrush. We didn’t have any problems when we used Brush Baby’s Mint/Apple flavoured toothpaste, but he really needs to get used to using a minty toothpaste. I just don’t know how we can coax him into cleaning his teeth. I have tried squishing the toothpaste into the bristles so that he doesn’t have a big clump of toothpaste in his mouth, but it still doesn’t work. I think he has built up a barrier now that he doesn’t like the toothpaste so he doesn’t even attempt to clean his peggies. We usually get him to clean his teeth in the bath, so that he can do it as part of his bathtime routine, going to bed routine. I suggested that […]