When I had a badly decayed tooth extracted, I got a partial denture to fill in the gap. I didn't mind it at first, because I was just so happy to have my painful tooth out of my mouth. Over time, I began to get tired of taking it out at night. I asked my dentist if I was could get a dental implant, and he said that my gum disease did not make me a good candidate, but a fixed bridge may be a good option for me. I went with his suggestion, and I have no regrets. I love feeling like I have a real tooth again that I don't have to remove at night. I created this blog to remind other people with a missing tooth that they have many replacement options, and if one is not for you, then try another that may be right.
If your kids are to grow up with good oral hygiene technique and good dental health, then they have to master good dental hygiene techniques at a young age. The best way for the kids to learn these techniques is for you to teach them. Here are a few tips to help you teach your kids oral or dental care:
Use Educational Technology
There are lots of multimedia products that are geared towards dental education, and many of them are targeted at kids. There are educational TV shows and interactive apps for helping kids learn the ins and outs of dental health and hygiene. In an age where technology seems to triumph above other industries, you can take advantage of these products to teach your kids how to care for their teeth.
Use Books and Charts
There was a time when people predicted the demise of paper, but that hasn't happened, and physical documents and books still have their place in the society. There are educational books and charts that are aimed at teaching kids how to floss and brush, as well as the consequences of ignoring dental hygiene. Get these books for your kids, and hang a chart or two in your kid's room to help them know more about their teeth.
Don't Just Tell–Show
Merely informing your kids on good brushing and flossing techniques is not enough. As educators all over the world will tell you, the show-and-tell method is one of the best techniques of education. Take your kids to the bathroom, and show them how to hold the brush; how to angle it; and how to floss. Do this as many times as possible until your kids master the art of dental hygiene.
Lead By Example
It doesn't help to tell your kids to brush and floss after dinner, only for you to head straight to bed without cleaning your teeth. Pretty soon, they will be doing what you do—not what you tell them to do. Therefore, you have to practice the oral hygiene techniques you want your kids to internalize.
Involve the Kids in Choosing Dental Products
You can also help your kids by involving them in shopping for and choosing dental products such as toothpaste, floss, toothbrushes, toothbrush holders, and mouthwash. Something as innocuous as packaging design and branding can mean the difference between your kid loving and hating to floss.
Don't forget to take your kids for their first dental exam immediately after they get their first teeth. Seeing a dentist in their early years will make kids more comfortable with all following appointments. Thereafter, don't miss any of their pediatric dental appointments.Share
8 April 2018