BRUSHING & FLOSSING FOR KIDS EVERY DAY, PREVENTS TOOTH DECAY

Are you still scratching your head thinking about how to make brushing fun for your children? If your child’s dental hygiene isn’t the best one till now, it is high time to step up your game. A good oral health can have so many wonderful life- changing benefits for you and your kids which you have not imagined. It is very mandatory to take care of your child’s gums and teeth which obviously mean to brush their teeth and floss regularly twice a day. You will have to be gentle when you brush or floss their teeth to avoid bleeding gums or any other tooth problem. We have put together some top tips covering some of the best dental products for your kids to have that sparkling smile which can lighten up an entire town.

These four steps are the best and easiest ways to help you remember how to care for your kid’s mouth, teeth and gums:

  1. Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for at least two minutes, especially first thing in the morning and before bedtime.
  2. Floss every day – usually at bedtime(when their teeth start to fit closely)
  3. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day
  4. Take them for a dental visit every 6 months for an oral exam and professional cleaning

BRUSHING FOR KIDS

Kids younger than six years of age definitely need a grown-up with them to help them brush gently to avoid irritating their gums. The back, top and tongue area of the mouth also needs cleaning. Brushing the tongue freshens the breath and removes germs. Kids should ensure proper brushing by the time they grow up i.e. after 6 years of age. They should start with the upper teeth, brushing the outer surface covering the entire lower teeth continuing to brush the outside area. Once kids have brushed for two minutes, they need to spit the toothpaste out instead of swallowing it. Following this routine at least twice a day will help kids avoid painful dental problems.

FLOSSING FOR KIDS

Much like brushing, kids can begin to floss on their own around the age of six. Flossing is a great way to clean areas that are prone to developing cavities. When two teeth emerge that touch, parents should use floss picks or sticks to clean between the teeth. Flossing should be done after brushing instead of before brushing because the floss actually lends a helping hand to the toothpaste still in the mouth! It helps to spread the toothpaste and its cavity-fighting fluoride throughout the mouth. In fact, flossing should be the last part of a kid’s dental health routine before they go to bed. It keeps plaque from harming teeth overnight. Don’t forget about the back molars! Even though they do not have two teeth bordering them, they still need the cleansing power of floss.

 

ORAL CARE KID’S MUSICAL TOOTHBRUSH

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Fortunately, you can easily encourage a perfect brushing for your child now with Oral Care Kids Musical Toothbrush which plays your kids favourite tune for 2 minutes while they brush. 2 minutes of music timer ensures dentist recommended time for brushing. The oscillating bristles thoroughly remove bacteria and plaque from every corner of your teeth. It also comes with interchangeable panels with variety of cartoon designs that allow your kids to customise their toothbrush with their favourite cartoons. The longer you brush, the better it sounds! Shop Now.

Many of the same treatment and evaluation options that adults have are also available to kids. These include X-rays, dental sealants, orthodontic treatment and more. Take good care of your child’s baby teeth because they play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly.

Tips On Choosing Best Dental Products For Your Teeth

‘Smiling is not expensive but neglect in dental care is’. Everyone knows that brushing twice each day and flossing once every day gives you complete Oral Care. Still we neglect our dental care sometimes because of our busy schedule. But now, with oral care becoming more advanced, it has become really easy to take care of your teeth with proper guidance, care and a lot of options. But make sure that you check all the facts and information about the product before using it.

1) CHOOSING THE RIGHT KIND OF TOOTHBRUSH

Why scratch your head while selecting the best toothbrush for yourself?

It’s not difficult to select a perfect brush for your teeth if you have the right guidance and best quality products. Your dentist is the first person who knows about your oral care better than you

But generally as a rule, always go for soft bristled brushes particularly, if you are suffering from gingivitis

  • A toothbrush with a small head reaches into the tight spots and hard to reach areas of your mouth.
  • Don’t forget to change your toothbrush every 3 months.

Many people choose electrical toothbrushes because it is easy to operate. Oral Care has a great option for your children – the Kids Musical Toothbrush  which makes brushing an easy and fun activity. It plays your kids’ favourite tunes for 2 minutes while they brush. 2 whole minutes of musical-timer ensures dentist recommended time for brushing.

 

2) CHOOSING THE RIGHT KIND OF TOOTHPASTE

You may not think too much about your toothpaste while buying it yet you use it daily. You should always select your toothpaste wisely because it becomes difficult to brush twice a day if it tastes bad. Dentists recommend using a fluoride toothpaste for cavity protection. There are varieties of toothpastes available in the market for each kind of tooth condition like gingivitis, sensitivity, teeth whitening and natural toothpaste. Choosing the right type of toothpaste does not involve taste only, it majorly depends on the condition of your teeth and also what your dentist recommends.

 

3) MOUTHWASH

You cannot decide the best suitable mouthwash on the basis of your favourite colour, taste or brand. Choices are endless and a mouthwash can do a lot more than simply just simply refreshing your bad breath. Mouthwashes are designed exclusively for your dental condition. For e.g. if you are prone to cavities, mouthwash with fluoride is what you should opt for. But if you are suffering from gum diseases, choose a mouthwash accordingly. So, with any luck next time you’re in the dental care section, walk directly to the product that works for you without a moment’s hesitation.

 

4) ORAL CARE’S SMART WATER FLOSSER

There are lot of products in the market which are available for flossing your teeth but do you know some products have additional benefits too? Oral Care Solutions raised the benchmark by launching the advance range of Oral Care’s Portable Water Flosser which provides the perfect oral experience. This patented water flossing technique reaches even hard to reach areas of your mouth and removes almost 99.9% of plaque and bacteria. It ensures the advanced protection of your teeth by

  • Reducing the gum diseases
  • Implanting maintenance
  • Superior cleaning around braces
  • Effective plaque removal

It takes a minute with this unique device to provide the fresh and healthy oral gum massage experience to you and your entire family with its modern design. This water flosser is clinically proven to be much more effective as compared to manual or string dental floss. Get ready to sweep people off their feet with the bright sparkling smile only with Oral Care’s advanced water flosser. Also, see Tabletop Water Flosser  which can be used by the whole family.

5 Creative ideas to make Brushing and Flossing Fun for Kids

Now that summer vacations are over and school has started, your nightly ritual before tucking your kids into bed must be a hectic one. With the rush to get all the homework done, uniforms ironed and laid out and getting everything ready for a good start to the next day, activities like brushing well and flossing are often neglected. Add to that the fact that kids are hardly ever excited about the act and try to weasel out of it as much as possible.

It goes without saying that it is crucial to cultivate good oral care habits in kids from a very young age for the proper development of your child. But getting kids to brush and floss is a task in itself. Add to that the fact that younger kids don’t have the necessary motor skills for this mundane activity. So you as a parent have to guide them till age of 5 to 6 until they can go through the motions of daily oral care themselves.

So why not make the act fun and exciting; something that kids would look forward to every night.  Here are 5 creative ideas and tactics that you might want to try to get your kids thrilled about brushing and flossing daily.

1. Rock n Roll and Brush to the Music:

Who doesn’t love to dance to their favourite tunes? So how about combining music and dancing with your two minutes of brushing and add a lot of fun to it. The best way to get your kids to brush their teeth is to play music and add a bit of RockNRoll while they swish and swirl. You can even get a toothbrush that plays music while brushing.

Oral Care’s Kids Musical Toothbrush is one such product that makes brushing immensely fun for kids. Sound vibrations stream from the oscillating bristles through your kids teeth, so that it seems like the music is actually playing in the head. Also 2 whole minutes of a musical-timer ensures the dentist recommended time for brushing. The longer you brush, the more fun you have!

2. Make it Family Activity:

Healthy habits start at home, with every member. Kids often look at their parents and adults for inspiration and imitate them. Remember how you loved to put on your mother’s lipstick or your father’s tie and pretend to go to office? It’s similar with habits. If you are brushing your teeth, the chances are your little one would also want to do the same. You are their hero so inculcate good habits in them by doing it yourself. Make oral health cara family affair. This way you might also notice any issues your children may have with brushing and flossing techniques and help them out.

3. Try A Different Way To Floss:

Flossing with a traditional string floss is a tedious and complicated affair even for adults. So imagine how difficult and painful it can be for kids. Can you still blame them for hating to floss their teeth? So what can you do about it? Get creative and bring home a water flosser!

Water flossers are clinically proven to be five times more effective in removing plaque and bacteria than any other ordinary string or manual floss. Oral Care’s range of water flossers come with a contemporary design that can be easily be used by kids. Also since a water flosser looks and feels like a water-gun, kids simply love to use it!

4. Tell a tale of fighting the cavity monster:

Your kid might not want to brush in normal circumstances but a superman cape or a batman mask or their favourite superhero figurine might help them get rid of the ugly monsters lurking in their mouth. Create stories or magical worlds where they are fighting a battle against cavity monsters with their favourite toothbrush.

5. Friendly competition:

Brushing and flossing can be even more fun if you make a game out of it. Turn your bathroom into a friendly battle ground where siblings can compete with each other to see who brushes for whole two minutes. They can even complete with you as parents to see who kills the most sugar bugs by flossing properly.

Most of all don’t forget to compliment your kid for a job done well. Try all the above methods or finds some new tip or trick to get your kids to indulge in oral health care daily. See which trick works the best and stick to it or use a combination of few tricks alternately to keep the funfair going on. If it encourages your kids to brush and floss regularly, it’s worth a try!

Brushing or Flossing – Which should come first?

Brushing and flossing regularly is the basic of any dental care regime. It is strongly recommended by dentists to floss daily for good oral health. But does it really matter which act you do first – brushing or flossing? Well, it depends on who you ask. The whole dental community seems to be divided between the 2 opinions – brushing before flossing & flossing before brushing. Here’s our take on what comes first and why.

Brushing first:

  • Brushing your teeth first removes bulk of plaque leaving only those areas in between teeth where a brush can’t reach but a flosser can.
  • Brushing before flossing also allows residual fluoride from the toothpaste to enter the gap between the teeth ensuring thorough cleansing and protection.

Flossing first:

  • As opposed to the above argument, it is said that flossing first removes the plaque and debris out of the way, “opens” the area between the teeth and gum and allows the toothpaste and fluoride to enter the gaps easily.
  • Flossing first also dislodges most of the plaque, tartar and remnant food from the teeth ensuring thorough & effective clean up while brushing.
  • Some dentists recommend flossing first so as to ensure that you floss regularly alongside brushing and not skip it completely.

As per the Indian Dental Association (IDA), ‘Either way is acceptable as long as you do a thorough job.’ It doesn’t matter if you brush first or floss; there is no right or wrong answer here. Whichever way you prefer is the right way so long as you stick to the regime and remember to floss along with brushing your teeth.

Most of us either skip this act completely or do a bad job out of it. Here is the proof – according to Dr. Hujoel, a periodontist, “Self-flossing clinical trials have failed to show a benefit in the reduction of dental decay.” So perhaps the key to better oral health lies in flossing properly rather than flossing first or later.

Here lies our problem- most of us find manual or string floss quite cumbersome and inconvenient. So what is our option besides visiting dental professionals for a thorough clean up? Water Flossers! Water flossers are clinically proven to be 5 times more effective than traditional string floss to remove plaque and tartar build-up. That is not all; water flossers also improve gum health and reduce gingivitis.

Oral Care Solutions provides you with a range of family oral health products, including the compact & portable Smart Water Flosser & convenient Tabletop Water Flosser for advanced oral health care.