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Tooth brushing Mistake No.3: “Not Brushing Often Enough or Long Enough”

If your child has the bad habit of not brushing often enough or long enough, you know that there are going to be problems down the line. In addition to flossing on a daily basis, your child should brush his or her teeth for at least two minutes every time. That means devoting at least a minute to the top and a minute to the bottom, thoroughly brushing every surface to ensure the teeth are cleaned well. It’s also essential that your child knows the proper method to brush teeth. Strokes should be short, moving back and forth across every surface, using the tip to get in hard to reach places, such as behind teeth that are in the front. If your child doesn’t brush long enough, bacteria can continue to breed, leading to gum disease. Accumulating debris can cause decay and excess plaque can actually lead to heart problems in the future.

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Smile Quote No. 31: You don’t have to brush your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!

One of the best habits that a parent can develop to protect their child’s health is regular visits to the orthodontist, but there are countless factors that may take place over the years that will lead to misaligned teeth. When children have begun to struggle with misaligned teeth, it is time to take a fresh look at how an orthodontist can improve the appearance of a smile and help to preserve oral health for years on end.

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