Dental Hygiene plays an important role in determining the overall health of children. A child should spend at least 2-3 minutes at least twice a day brushing their teeth; supervision by an adult is often required to ensure good oral hygiene. Mary Barson, hygienist at 2TH Dental Practice, can help by showing your child healthy brushing and flossing techniques in order to avoid the formation of cavities and other dental problems.
Mary can also offer advice to parents on how they can best help their children’s brushing, “Remember that it is absolutely necessary to see that your child brushes his/her teeth before bedtime. This will prevent harmful bacteria that feed on food left in the mouth from the days meals and be extra careful of the back lower teeth, as these areas can often be missed.”