When it comes to dental hygiene, it can feel like a challenge to get the whole family involved. Fortunately, there’s a solution for that. Here are some essential tips you can follow to maintain good dental hygiene for the whole family.
Make Teeth-Brushing Entertaining Your Kids
Many children usually skip their routine of teeth-brushing as they consider it a nagging chore. But if you make their teeth-brushing routine full of entertainment, they won’t skip brushing anymore. Do you know about 40% of children have cavities by the time they reach kindergarten? Creating a fun teeth-brushing routine can help them maintain good dental hygiene and may reduce the likelihood of cavities forming. Set a chart with colorful stickers and also fix some rewards. You can set a competition for your children that who will regularly brush will get a specific reward.
Use Electric Toothbrushes
If you use electric brushes, they can do a better cleaning than other toothbrushes. Their rotating and oscillating movements help you to remove plaque from your teeth. About 59% of adults skip dental care because it’s too expensive, but good preventive care can help you avoid high costs at the dentist. With a little investment and a daily habit of brushing your teeth, you can help reduce dental costs down the line for yourself. Electric toothbrushes can also make it easier for your kids to get in the habit of brushing their teeth.
Take Good Care of Your Pets’ Oral Health
When we say the whole family, we mean the whole family. Pets included! If you have a four-legged friend at home, it’s important to take good care of their teeth. Where dogs are concerned, you should brush their teeth at least twice a week. Tools like flavored pet-friendly toothpaste can help you get the job done more effectively, too. And there’s no need to floss. In fact, you can reach 90% of the surface of your dogs’ teeth with a toothbrush alone. And as a reminder, never use human toothpaste for your dog’s teeth because it contains toxic ingredients that aren’t suitable for your dogs’ teeth so always use toothpaste specifically made for dogs.
Keeping your family’s teeth healthy doesn’t have to be a huge struggle. With these tips, you and your family should be impressing the dentist in no time.