Getting your kids into a routine in the morning is super important and nothing is more important than brushing their teeth in the morning and before bed.
You may remember that I shared some stats a while ago about a survey to mums, the one where 13 per cent of mums have children who have at least one filling by the time they start school (aged 4).
Still shocked when I read that, who would let their 4 year olds teeth decay?!
From a personal point of view, I know the importance of dental care.
With so many fillings and a missing tooth, my sweet tooth has cost me. It also caused me to develop a fear of dentists. Something that took me until my 20’s to overcome. The one thing I am doing with Kayleigh and Ethan is ensuring they look after their teeth. The last thing I want is for them to have teeth like me.
Both Kayleigh and Ethan have their teeth brushed twice a day and I use an electric toothbrush. There are lots of electric toothbrushes on the market and I would highly recommend them. My teeth have never felt as clean since using our one.
Another thing that I learnt since having kids is that dependant on the fluoride in your water area, kids toothpaste may not be the right choice for your children. Here the fluoride is so low that the kids just use ordinary toothpaste like Colgate instead of a child specific toothpaste. If you’re unsure of the fluoride in your area please ask a local dentist or health visitor for their advice.
So with a season full of sweet treats and drinks please take care of the smaller generation’s teeth and gums so we don’t add to these statistics! Why not even treat yourself to a new electric toothbrush in the sale?
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