Make tooth brushing fun for your young children so that they will want to engage in the habit. Play games with your child like seeing who can take longest to brush their teeth. Give children stickers or stars for completing routines that include tooth brushing, and buy them a small present when they have brushed their teeth for a certain number of days in a row.
Following correct toothbrushing procedures is important. Brush when you get up and before bed. Bacteria dies as you sleep when your saliva dries. You should be setting a timer for two minutes at least while brushing your teeth with the toothbrush held at 45 degrees.
Did you know that the sequence that you eat your foods in can play a role in whether or not you develop cavities? Eating sugary foods such as cake alone is much worse for your teeth, than if you eat the cake after a meal. Don't eat sugary foods alone, always eat them with other foods.