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Ben Moss

Professional dentist


Brushing Is a Team Sport

Browse through the best advice on how to find the right person you need.

Many parents think that their babies' teeth don’t need any care because they will later be replaced with molars. They don't know that it may result in the wrong growth of permanent teeth. It is very important to teach your child oral hygiene habits from the early age.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 2. How Do You Help Your Child Brush?

    Knowing that it’s important for your child to learn to brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day doesn’t make it easy to do. Often times, children don’t want to brush their teeth because they don’t understand why it’s important. 

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    One way of helping your child brush their teeth for two minutes twice a day is by teaching them why it’s important. You can explain to them that food can get caught in between their teeth and cause damage to their teeth (possibly even cavities) if it’s not cleaned out by consistent brushing and flossing.