Just like the various number, alphabets and colors, reading and writing, parents should also teach their children about the basic oral hygiene. Teaching the children good healthy habits are much more than having them good health.
This also makes sure the children are healthy, confident and pain free. Make it a point to visit the dentist regularly. Taking your child for regular check up to the dentist at an early age is recommended and this is the most important part of the oral hygiene. When this is made a habit at the early age and continued, then it would remain a habit even during the adulthood.
As a parent makes sure the child learns brushing before even the first tooth comes out. This can be done by wiping the gums of the child with a soft cloth and this will help in removing the milk build up. You can start using the baby toothbrush once the teeth start to come out.
When they are young make it a habit to make the children eat fresh fruits and vegetables so that the teeth remain healthy till the end. Also teach the child to brush the teeth after a meal and after drinking sweet juice. This is the best way to prevent the children from cavities. To improve the oral hygiene, teach the kids to floss at their young age. If you are not aware about that, then ask the dentist to show the child how to do it.
The best way the children learn is by example and hence if you follow these good habits, your children would certainly get into the groove. The child`s good health has to be the top most priority for any parent and this would help in improving the health of the gums and teeth of the children.
Children learn a lot of things and put them into practice for the rest of their life when they are taught at a young age. Hence as parents, show a lot of concern on the oral health of the child from the time they are born to make sure the hygiene and health of the child is maintained till the end.