Here we are providing you a few tips through which you can engage your kid in brushing activity by making it more interesting and fun. Try to make it a fun thing instead of a chore. Buy a colourful brush to your kid along with the cartoon character on it.
Also, give them an opportunity to clean teeth by their own and then cross-check to make sure if it is done properly. Do not forget to give them a pat on their back to encourage them to perform this activity regularly.
Tips to Clean Kids Teeth
Toothbrush with Gentle Bristles
A kid may not like to brush his/her teeth if he/she is having a toothbrush which has hard bristles. Toothbrush with gentle bristles can bring about a greater difference while brushing experience. Select a toothbrush that shall fit easily into the mouth of your child. The bristles are required to be soft so that they do not hurt your kids’ gum. Their gums are too soft to use hard bristle for cleaning purpose.
Use less Toothpaste
Children need very small quantity of toothpaste because too much toothpaste can make him/her sick as it contain fluoride and also make too much form that may create difficulty for kids to brush properly. So it is recommended to use pea-sized quantity of toothpaste.
Proper Positioning of Toothbrush While Brushing
A too young kid may not be able to brush his/her teeth properly so it would be better; in this case parents can help their kids by brushing his/her teeth.
You need to choose a comfortable brushing motion to make it a simple and effective process. You can try the position where you are standing behind the kid with your arms reaching around and the toothpaste should be held in a position that comfortably suits you and also for your kid.
It is recommended to do a brushing session for a specific period followed by regular intervals, say about 2-3 minutes. It is necessary to make sure that all the teeth are covered up by the brush. You can take the help of a timer to note the duration of brushing. A simple stand timer can help a kid to decide about the duration and end time
During the brushing session make sure all the toothpaste has covered all the teeth. Firstly, you need to brush-up your back teeth because cavities mostly develop at that area. Most people often make this mistake of brushing-up the front teeth and don’t take back teeth seriously. So, next time take care of this thing.
After you done with the brushing process, it is essential to rinse it thoroughly by using fresh water or you can also use mouthwash liquid, especially if the kid is using fluoride toothpaste.
So you need to be little cautious. Otherwise, one can develop fluorites, a condition that increases the risk of developing white spots.
Flossing process has to begin when the teeth of your kid starts touching among themselves. It can be done with the help of dental floss. Flossing helps to remove plaque and also food particles that get stored in places where your toothbrush cannot reach properly. Make sure to clean the area under the gum line and also between your teeth.