Tooth OF THE matter
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.