Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

Posted Jan 17th, 2017 in General Information

Teaching Good Brushing Techniques: Chewable Revealing Tablets

When you're first teaching your children to brush and floss their teeth, it can be almost impossible to tell if they're getting them clean enough, and whether they're missing any spots. Chewable revealing tablets are a helpful tool for finding any remaining plaque after a brushing session.


How do chewable revealing tablets work?

Revealing tablets contain a harmless dye that stains plaque a bright colour, revealing the spots have been missed during the brushing process. Using them after brushing can help you pinpoint which spots in your child's mouth need more attention during the oral hygiene routine.

You can make use of these tablets in a couple of different ways in your children's oral hygiene routine, until they've had enough practice that they're no longer missing any spots:

  • Have your child chew a tablet before brushing, to show him where all the plaque is from the start, to guide him during brushing.
  • Have your child brush his teeth first, and then chew on a tablet to see if he's missed anything.
  • Or both!

Plaque is essentially invisible, so these helpful little tabs function as a great guide to problem areas, and to improve their overall oral health.


Interested in making chewable revealing tabs a part of your child's oral hygiene routine? Contact Smile Town Langley today!

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