Supplements to Brushing & Flossing

Posted Jul 6th, 2016 in General Information

Supplements to Brushing & Flossing

Brushing and flossing are the foundation of your children’s daily oral care routine. But there are some additional things you and your children can do to keep teeth and gums healthy between brushing and flossing sessions.


Use Fluoride Mouthwash

Fluoride mouthwash does two things: it helps kill odor-causing bacteria, helping to freshen breath and prevents cavities, and the fluoride helps strengthen tooth enamel.

Eat A Healthy Diet

A wholesome diet low in sugars and acidic is beneficial in that it prevents cavities from the inside out. Just like the rest of the human body, teeth need vitamins and minerals to be healthy and strong. That, combined with keeping the sugars and acid consumption to a minimum, will help prevent cavities from even forming in the first place.

Tongue Scrapers

Bacteria builds up on the tongue, just like it does on the teeth! Tongue scrapers will remove much of that bacteria, helping your child avoid cavities. It will also help keep breath fresh!

Rinse After Meals

If you don’t have access to your oral hygiene products or instruments while you're out and about, find a washroom and have your child flush his or her mouth out with water. This will help dislodge any lingering food particles that may be stuck between the teeth, until your child is able to brush and floss again.

Chewable Revealing Tablets

Revealing tablets are a great way to find out where in your child's mouth extra attention is needed during brushing and flossing. These tablets leave a coloured residue wherever plaque is present, they're a useful tool to help your child perfect his or her brushing technique.

If you think your child’s oral hygiene routine could use some improvement, please get in touch with Smile Town Langley today!

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