outlawing sweets, have your children pick a set number of treats, and put the rest out of sight.
Establish a Teeth Brushing Routine
No matter what day it is, your children should have an established dental hygiene schedule. (Always have your children floss and brush after eating sweets.) Until the age of eight, be sure that you help your child through the teeth cleaning process.
You can help your child see how well he or she has been brushing by using a disclosing tablet or solution. These tablets, which are available for purchase both online and at your local drugstore, reveal bad brushing habits by temporarily staining the plaque on your child’s teeth.
Make Oral Hygiene Fun
Kids are more inclined to practice good oral hygiene habits when they are allowed to choose their toothpaste and toothbrushes. Make Halloween even more special by taking the time to let your child pick out a new toothbrush.
Stop by and see us at the Flint RiverQuarium’s 4th Annual Tricks & Treats celebration where we will pass out sugar-free candy, toothbrushes, and toothpaste to trick-or-treaters. Bring your children in their spookiest costumes for info on the importance of good dental hygiene, and to enjoy some sugar-free treats on us!
For more information about your child’s oral health and our upcoming events, contact a Vital Smiles Georgia office near you. We have convenient locations in Albany and Norcross.