1. Why Start Young?
Many parents are under the false impression that children don’t need to take care of their baby teeth because these teeth will be replaced with permanent teeth later in life anyway. However, a child’s baby teeth can have a large effect on how that child eats, chews, and talks, and can even effect how their permanent teeth grow in. Taking care of these baby teeth is very important and teaches your child good dental hygiene patterns at an early age, which ensures that they’ll be able to take care of their adult teeth once they do grow in.
When children see that their parents have a positive attitude toward dental hygiene, their own attitude becomes positive. Setting a good example for them through your attitude and behaviour is one of the most effective ways you can help your child learn early on that brushing their teeth is important.