We cannot avoid Halloween candies, can we? Even if set strict rules, even if I hide the candies, kids will eat Halloween candies at school, at their friend’s, during trick or treating. I am not crazy about it, but I cannot help it. Besides, it’s once a year (for most of the kids). However, if we don’t brush teeth properly after, it will result in cavities and painful visits to the dentist. To avoid that, we must make sure that all the family members follow some basic brushing guidelines.
Get the right tools
It may seem obvious but having a good toothbrush is a must. The Truly Radiant™ Extra White Manual Toothbrush is the only manual brush that features a unique rotating head, plus elongated all-access bristles designed to blast away surface stains. Using this brush will not only help keep teeth pearly white, it will also help brush away any newly formed cavities caused by Halloween overindulgence. Pair this with the Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Toothpaste and you have yourself a winning cavity fighting pair.
It’s in the technique
Most dentists recommend brushing for a minimum of two minutes. Consider getting a timer for little ones. I found it improved my daughter’s brushing technique. Make sure you hold the brush at a 45-degree angle using short strokes and an up and down motion. Be gentle when brushing. Brushing too hard is not good for your teeth and mouth
Does your toothbrush look frayed?
You don’t buy a toothbrush for life. While we would love that, we cannot. Dentists recommend to change it every three to four months. If your toothbrush looks old and frayed, it is time for a change. I usually stock up on toothbrushes when they are on special. When it’s time for a change, I have at least one on hand.
Do you have any brushing techniques to add to these? How do you scare the cavities away?
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