5 Simple Habits That Will Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy All Year
5 Simple Habits That Will Keep Your Teen’s Smile Healthy All Year. If you have been a parent for very long, you know that keeping your kiddos teeth clean and healthy can be quite the chore. Over the years of being a mom, I have helped my kids develop a few habits that help their teeth stay strong.
*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Crest toothpaste. All opinions are 100% my own.
From when they were babies, oral hygiene has been a priority in our family. It started when we taught all three of our toddlers how to brush their teeth with Kid’s Crest and continues now that they are older and using Crest Pro-Health. We started by letting them chew on their tooth brushes and, now it is just a habit they have of keeping their teeth clean.
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Here are a few simple ways to keep your teen’s teeth healthy all year with no fuss:
- Start young – As I mentioned above, we started when our children were toddlers, getting them familiar with a tooth brush. This can be done by allowing them to chew on the bristles of a toothbrush made, specifically, for toddlers or babies.
- Find a great toothpaste – Kids aren’t usually real happy about change, especially when it comes to something like toothpaste. Find a great toothpaste, like Crest, that you love and trust to get them started on the path to healthy teeth.
- Make it a habit – As your family grows, you will notice that certain things just become a habit. Brushing teeth should be one of those habits that your family just does, twice a day.
- Brush twice a day – The dentist has always told our kiddos “You brush your teeth at night for health and you brush them in the morning for fresh breath”. Brushing teeth is just as important at night as it is in the mornings. We tend to put more emphasis on morning brushing because it gives us fresh breath, but don’t forget night brushing too; that gives us healthy teeth!
- Cut down on snacking – How often your child snacks is very important. It is important to eat healthy foods such as fresh fruits and veggies, but it is also important to eat these foods during designated times of the day. Snacking all day or grazing, even on healthy snacks, can keep your teeth exposed to sugars and acids from foods for too long. This can cause tooth decay to start.