Keeping our children’s teeth happy and healthy might be a high priority for you, but did you ever think how your own habits can impact your children?
Your children look up to you as role models in everything you do and that includes your oral health. If your child sees you brushing and flossing on a regular basis they are more likely to want to brush and floss themselves. It can even be as simple as brushing and flossing alongside them every morning and night. Did you know that you can transfer your bacteria to your child and this can cause decay in your little one’s mouth? It is important not to share drinks or utensils and keep good oral health to prevent the transmission of bacteria.
It can be part of a fun routine you share with your child. Set a time and don’t forget to hit every spot. Show your child you are interested in their health. Check them to make sure they are doing a good job and be sure to remind them of the importance of brushing and flossing daily.