Learning to do a great job with your oral hygiene is one of the most important thing you can learn from us.
Start by teaching your kids the basics. My wife is a dentist and she is great with the kids and she and I both have to say this message over and over.
- Plaque is a bacterial growth. It grows on a daily basis.
- Plaque causes three problems: bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease.
- There are only two reasons someone would have plaque on their teeth: lack of brushing time and/or poor technique with their brush and floss.
- If you get all the plaque off today, it will be back tomorrow. This is a DAILY task.
Every tooth has four sides and a top and without flossing, you are leaving two surfaces with plaque on them. It takes time and technique to floss with “braces” on your teeth.