Tooth OF THE mat­ter

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - M & B Promotion -

Teach­ing good brush­ing habits from a young age will set your lit­tle one up for a life of healthy teeth – and also make it less of a chore. The health of your child’s baby teeth can also af­fect the health of their adult teeth, so it’s im­por­tant you make time to look af­ter them. Lead­ing Aus­tralian den­tist and Oral-B ex­pert Dr Christo­pher Ho says leav­ing dental de­cay in a baby tooth does not only have the potential to cause your child pain, ab­scess and swelling, but can also af­fect the adult tooth de­vel­op­ing un­der­neath. Try these tips from Christo­pher to give your tot the best chance of healthy teeth for life. Use the right tools To help make the brush­ing rou­tine more en­ter­tain­ing, look for tooth­brushes that are fun and ap­peal­ing to a child. Join in Chil­dren love to copy their par­ents, so it’s a great idea to make brush­ing a group ac­tiv­ity. If he’s old enough, en­cour­age your child to copy you as you brush, along with sib­lings. Turn it into a game To en­sure brush­ing for the rec­om­mended two min­utes, down­load the Dis­ney Magic Timer app by Oral-B. When you scan any of the Oral-B prod­ucts from the Stages range with a smart de­vice, it ac­ti­vates a brush­ing timer which sees an an­i­mated tooth­brush slowly re­veal a Dis­ney image af­ter two min­utes.

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