Teaching Your Children Good Oral Hygiene
The journey of parenthood is one that comes with a lot of highs and lows. The happiest moments certainly outweigh the toughest ones, but the toughest ones often come in stride. For example, a nightly struggle of brushing teeth. With the percentage of tooth decay in children between the ages of two and eleven in the United States sitting around nearly half, it’s clearly an issue that not many parents have solved. While it’s not necessarily best to place all the blame on parents, throughout the aforementioned ages, a lot of what children do is driven based on their parents. Which is why it’s so important to emphasize healthy habits early and often in your children. If a brushing habit and more have been birthed early, they’re more likely to stick. Which in turn can ensure children will continue to have strong and healthy teeth long into their adult lives. For more information on how you can create such a lasting habit in your child, review some of the strategies within the infographic accompanying this post and talk to your local dentist.