Keep Kids’ Mouths Healthy
Seeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important.
Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been there since birth, in the baby’s jawbones? Those baby teeth are key for chewing, speaking and appearance. They also hold space in the jaws for upcoming adult teeth. Even though they fall out, baby teeth are very important and you need to take good care of them.
For healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities remind your kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Adopting these healthy brushing habits can help save them from a lifetime of tooth pain.
Helpful Brushing Tips
- Brush with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Place the toothbrush at an angle against the gums.
- Make sure to move the toothbrush back and forth, gently, in short strokes.
- Brush the tongue to remove germs and freshen breath.
At Chorak Orthodontics we care about the overall oral health of all of our patients. If you have any questions about your child's oral health, please contact our Fairwood or Mercer Island office today or visit 2min2x.org.