According to the American Dental Association, patients who brush their teeth twice daily and floss once a day have better checkups, less tooth decay and brighter smiles. Most people grow up with the knowledge of brushing their teeth properly. You know the old adage, “It takes a village to raise a child.” It takes educators getting involved in young people’s lives to help them make brushing your child’s teeth a habit.

How Busy Schedules Prevent Children from Brushing Regularly

In the daily routines of sports schedules, school programs, after school events and extracurricular activities, children often fail to properly take care of their teeth. In the midst of their daily activities they have most likely partaken of some kind of sugar treat or milk product that can increase the risks for tooth decay if proper oral care is not administered. Teaching children at a young age how a poor diet and neglecting oral care can affect them long-term is imperative.

The Results of Poor Oral Care Training

Dr. Patterson of Chandler Arizona has seen the results of poor oral care training and advises that parents begin at a very young age teaching children how to properly clean their teeth, and what food is best suited for healthy tooth development. Older children must learn how to brush and floss effectively so that they can remove the plaque build-up that causes cavities and gum disease. Lack of proper training can cause a lifetime of dental problems and conditions that result in painful tooth decay and social issues. As a parent, be patient in teaching your child excellent oral hygiene and you will see beaming results at your child’s next dental visit!

Take Charge of Your Oral Health

Patterson Dental of Chandler, AZ, knows that if you struggle maintaining a regular schedule of caring for your teeth properly that you will also struggle throughout life with dental problems. Don’t just make brushing your child’s teeth a habit; make it a habit for yourself. If you need more information on how to care for your teeth properly, make an appointment. Dr. Patterson will be happy to consult with you and help you get back on track to proper oral care and a brighter smile!