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.

How important is the 2 minute routine for your Oral Hygiene and Daily Dental Care Routine?

Now it’s easy to make people fall in love with your smile every day with Oral Care’s  recommended 2 min 2x dental care routine. Over the past decade, every dentist recommends the 2 minutes time twice a day for brushing and flossing for less cavities and to avoid painful dental problems.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO PREVENT TOOTH DECAY

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Surprisingly, tooth decay is the second most common problem in the world after cold. You can run the risk of developing diseases of both gums and enamel with the consumption of sugary candies, chocolates or sweets as the leftover bacteria from these substances stick to the teeth and can lead to gingivitis which causes tooth decay.
Flossing is as equally important as brushing to avoid tooth decay; because flossing regularly for 2 minutes twice a day can reduce bacteria left on the teeth and reach those hard to reach areas where a brush can’t reach.

But now, you don’t need to give up on your love for candies or chocolates when you have Oral Care’s smart technology products like its Smart Water Flosser and Tabletop Water Flosser. 2 minutes regular routine with the two types of Water Flossers helps to eliminate the unwanted food particles in your mouth with a refreshing morning breath.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE FOR KIDS FLOSSING AND BRUSHING

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BRUSHING

Help your kids brush their teeth 2 minutes each time, twice a day for healthier teeth and sparkling white smile. Once your child’s teeth start growing, encourage them to use a pea sized dab of fluoride toothpaste (for kids ageing from 3-6 years) and children toothbrush only. Help them to place the toothbrush at an angle against their gums by holding the brush and moving it at an appropriate direction.

Now your child can have a kickass start to the day with Oral Care Kids Musical Toothbrush which not only makes brushing, a fun filled activity for your child with its interesting tunes but also plays the tunes for exact 2 minutes, which is an appropriate time recommended by dentists for brushing. The 2 minutes routine along with the fun filled activities makes your child’s tooth healthy and strong keeping them away from tooth problems like sensitivity and tooth decay.

FLOSSING 

Kid’s teeth can be flossed as soon as two of their teeth touch each other. Teach your kids how to floss properly with Oral Care’s Table Top Water Flosser suitable for up to 4 members of a family.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO KEEP TOOTH STAINS AWAY

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The stains caused on the teeth are easy to acquire but very difficult to remove on your own. Stains on our teeth are caused when small food particles get stuck in between the teeth and continue to remain there when we do not bother to clean it. These tooth stains are caused by a wide range of factors from consuming dark coloured beverages to smoking and certain medications. The truth is what we consume throughout the day like tea, coffee or aerated drinks are often the largest contributor to our tooth stains.

But now you don’t have to give up the above drinks with 2 minutes routine of Oral Care Smart Water Flosser which ensures you to provide the best Oral Health to your tooth with the ultimate spa therapy experience to your teeth.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO KEEP SENSITIVITY AT BAY

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If you gave up on hot or cold drinks because they hurt your teeth, it may be the time to take an appointment from your dentist about the possibility that you have sensitive teeth. Sometimes, other things can also aggravate sensitivity on your teeth like sweet and sour foods or even cold air.
Tooth sensitivity can be easily treated without giving up on your favourite ice creams and fizzy drinks as Oral Care has great options for you- Oral Care Smart Water Flosser and Table top Water Flosser for your entire family. Both of them are the most easy and effective way to floss. Particularly with proper care and early treatment, regular flossing and brushing with soft bristles, tooth sensitivity can be prevented. Avoid acidic foods and drinks which attacks your tooth enamel and avoid brushing too hard on your teeth

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE TO FLOSS AWAY THE GREEN

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If you are a spinach lover and regularly eat a few bowls in a sitting as an entire meal, unfortunately the spinach will find every single gap in your teeth and stick there. This is arguably the most embarrassing food to get in stuck in your teeth because that bright green is real obvious against your white teeth. But, a regular flossing twice a day with 2 minutes routine of Oral Care Smart Water Flosser is strong enough to clean those stubborn greens even from hard to reach areas of your mouth. So you can sit back and relax with a bowl of your favourite leafy vegetables every day.

 

2 MINUTES ROUTINE EVERYDAY TO KEEP BAD BREATH AWAY

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If you eat foods with strong odours such as garlic or onions, brushing and flossing is important as it covers up the bad odour from your mouth. Persistent bad breath or a bad taste in the mouth may be a warning sign of gum (periodontal) disease. Gum disease is caused by the build-up of plaque on teeth. Bacteria cause the formation of toxins to form, which irritate the gums. If gum disease continues untreated, it can damage the gums and jawbone. If you don’t brush and floss daily, food particles can remain in your mouth resulting into bad breath from your mouth even when you speak.

But now, with 2 minutes routine of Oral Care Smart Water Flosser, it’s easy to beat that bad breath in your mouth.

Sparing 2 minutes twice a day to keep your mouth and gums healthy will definitely save you from extensive dental work as you age. So make sure you floss and brush twice daily on regular intervals to have a smile that shines like a diamond.

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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!