Babies are born completely ignorant about the world, and they rely on parents and teachers to guide them. Small children need to be taught everything, including how to care for their own bodies. Children's books about oral hygiene can introduce kids to the many benefits of keeping their teeth clean. Here are five of the things kids can gain by brushing and flossing their teeth regularly:
1. Fresh Breath
Bad breath can be caused by many things. Food particles leftover from meals can begin to smell bad after several hours. Bacteria can also cause bad breath, and so can some types of infections. Regularly brushing your teeth can clean away the bacteria that causes foul breath and leave behind a pleasant, minty smell.
2. Healthy Teeth
Healthy teeth are beautiful and pain-free. Kids can keep their teeth healthy by following dentists' guidelines for oral care. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste can prevent cavities. When you brush your teeth, you clean away sticky plaque that clings to tooth enamel. Cleaning away plaque every morning and evening will prevent the formation of tartar.
3. Healthy Gums
Kids who brush their teeth regularly are more likely to have healthy gums. Gums are the soft tissue that holds the teeth in place and protects the roots of teeth. When kids don't brush and floss their teeth, bacteria can build up below the gum line, leading to inflammation and gum disease. By flossing daily, kids can make sure their gums stay healthy and comfortable. Regular care will help kids avoid sore, bleeding gums.
4. White Smiles
There's nothing like a white, shiny smile to show your happiness. Teeth that are brushed regularly are less likely to grow yellow and stained. Kids can maintain their beautiful smiles by brushing their teeth with whitening toothpaste. These varieties of toothpaste contain ingredients like baking soda, which can scrub away surface stains to keep teeth looking their best. It's especially important for kids who drink sodas and dark-colored juices to brush their teeth to avoid stains caused by beverages.
5. Happy Dentists
Parents should take their kids to the dentist's office twice a year. At dental appointments, dentists will examine kids' teeth to check for overall oral health and look for cavities. Kids who take good care of their teeth by brushing and flossing can impress their dentists. Excellent oral hygiene will lead to fewer lectures at the dentist's office.
For more information on children's books to help them want to brush their teeth, reach out to a bookseller.
When was the last time you really thought about your kid's education? If you are like I was a few years ago, you might assume that your tots will learn everything they need to know once they start elementary school. However, this is a common misconception. When my wife started working as a school teacher, it became immediately clear to me that kids weren't as educated as their parents thought. We started thinking about it, and we decided to start taking our kid's education head on. We focused on math and science, and soon our child started to pick up the material. My blog is about incorporating education into your daily life, so that you can keep your kids on track.