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4 Tips on How to Help Your Kids Maintain Dental Hygiene in Spring

Posted on Mar 30 2023

 Hey parents! Dr. Kennel from Burien Children's Dentistry here!

As we welcome the arrival of spring, it's important to remember that good dental hygiene is a year-round commitment. Here are four tips on how to maintain dental hygiene in spring and keep your smile healthy and bright.

Brush and Floss Regularly

Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing once a day are essential for maintaining good dental hygiene. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to gently brush your teeth in circular motions for at least two minutes each time. Make sure to also brush your tongue to remove bacteria and freshen your breath.

Flossing helps remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth and along the gum line. Take about 18 inches of floss and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. Use your thumbs and index fingers to guide the floss between your teeth and gently slide it up and down.

Choose Healthy Foods

Spring is the perfect time to incorporate healthy foods into your diet. Foods that are high in calcium, such as dairy products, leafy greens, and almonds, help strengthen your teeth and bones. Eating crunchy fruits and vegetables, such as apples and carrots, also helps scrub your teeth clean and stimulate saliva production.

Limit your intake of sugary and acidic foods and drinks, such as soda and candy, which can erode your tooth enamel and increase your risk of tooth decay.

Stay Hydrated

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day helps flush away food particles and bacteria from your mouth and keep your teeth and gums hydrated. It also helps prevent dry mouth, which can lead to bad breath and tooth decay.

Choose water over sugary drinks and sports drinks, which are high in sugar and acid and can erode your tooth enamel.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are essential for maintaining good dental hygiene. Your dentist can detect and treat any dental problems early, before they become more serious and costly to treat.

During a check-up, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums, take X-rays if necessary, and clean your teeth to remove any plaque and tartar buildup. They can also provide advice on how to maintain good dental hygiene at home.

In Conclusion

Maintaining good dental hygiene is essential for a healthy smile and overall well-being. By brushing and flossing regularly, choosing healthy foods, staying hydrated, and visiting your dentist regularly, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy and strong. Incorporate these tips into your daily routine to maintain good dental hygiene this spring and beyond.

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