Common mistakes children make while brushing teeth

  1. Not brushing enough: Kids might not brush for the full two minutes, which can leave behind plaque and germs.
  2. Too little toothpaste: If you don’t use enough toothpaste, you might not be able to brush as well.
  3. Do not use toothpaste with fluoride: Fluoride makes teeth stronger and stops cavities, so it is important to use toothpaste with fluoride.
  4. Not moving your toothbrush in circles: Moving your toothbrush in circles is the best way to get rid of plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums.
  5. Do not brush the tongue: It is important to brush the tongue as well because it can hold bacteria that can cause bad smell and cavities.
  6. Not getting a new toothbrush on time: Toothbrushes should be changed every three to four months, or sooner if the bristles start to fray.
  7. Too hard of a brush: Too hard of a brush can hurt the gums and teeth enamel.
  8. If you don’t floss, you can’t get rid of bacteria and food between your teeth like you can when you brush.
  9. Do not rinse your mouth after brushing: Rinsing your mouth helps get rid of any plaque and germs that are still there.
  10. Do not brush your teeth before bed: You should brush your teeth before bed to get rid of plaque and germs that have built up during the day.
  11. Do not brush your teeth after eating acidic or sweet foods. Brushing your teeth after eating acidic or sugary foods can help neutralise the acid and get rid of any stuck food.
  12. If you don’t brush your teeth in the morning, you might get germs and plaque on your teeth that formed overnight.

Kids should brush and floss their teeth every day to keep their mouths clean and stop cavities and gum disease. To get the most out of their oral hygiene practice, kids should also make sure they brush and floss the right way.

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