When my kids’ baby teeth started arriving on the scene, I can honestly say I was much more concerned about the pain it caused my baby and not the dental care they needed to receive. Honestly, I figured that if their baby teeth are going to fall out anyway, I didn’t need to worry too much about brushing them!
What parents don’t know is that even baby teeth need love too! The dental hygiene habits that parents instill in their children, even as infants, more often than not follow them into adulthood. That’s why it’s critical that as soon as that first tooth comes in, you make sure to schedule your child’s first visit to the dentist. While flossing may be a bit much at this stage, getting in the habit of brushing your child’s teeth twice a day is so important.
No one plans on their two year old getting cavities, and yet, it happens! While teaching your kids good dental hygiene is important, what’s even more influential is to set a good example. Make sure your kids see you taking proper care of your teeth and they’ll be more likely to follow in your footsteps.
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