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Seven Mistakes Kids Can Avoid While Brushing Their Teeth

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Your child is finally old enough to brush their teeth on their own. Now, that you’ve taught them the importance of good dental hygiene, your next task is to make sure they’re not making these seven mistakes while they’re brushing their teeth. Not Brushing Long Enough and Too Often Your children should be brushing their teeth for at least two minutes but no more than four minutes. Some toothbrushes come with timers so your kids will know when to stop. You can use your phone or an egg timer to make sure that your children are brushing for the right amount of time as well. Also, your children shouldn’t be brushing their teeth more than twice a day. Anything over that amount is excessive and causes strain on the teeth and gums. Not Changing Their Toothbrush The general rule for changing toothbrushes is every three months. If your kids are…


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Getting Fitted For A Proper Sports Mouth Guard: Help Your Children Play Safe This Spring

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When it comes to playing sports, you want your children wearing the proper padding and safety gear. You get them kneepads, shin guards and helmets but what about their mouths? A mouth guard provides the perfect way to protect your children’s teeth, lips, cheeks and tongue when they’re playing sports. What Is a Mouth Guard? A mouth guard is a soft plastic device that is fitted to the inside of the your child’s mouth. It helps protect against mouth injuries, especially from contact sports. Where Can I Get a Mouth Guard for My Children? There are mouth guards available that you can buy and fit yourself. However, it is better to see your child’s dentist and have them do it. When your dentist creates a custom-fit mouth guard, an impression of your child’s teeth are taken. Then, using a dental putty, your dentist will form the grooves and divisions of…


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