October 27, 2019
Children of all ages can’t help bug get a little messy – dirty plates stains on clothes, playing in the mud, you get the picture. But this is part of the everyday life of most children but when it comes to their dental care, it is extremely important to keep clean. While brushing and flossing go a long way toward oral hygiene, here are a few extra tips to keep your children’s breath as fresh as if you just brushed them.
- Sugar-free gum: Chewing increased your saliva production and your saliva is your most effective natural bacteria fighter. Sugar-free gum and candy contain xylitol, an artificial sugar, which the bad bacteria will cling to. So chew it up and spit it out!
- H20: One of the leading causes of bad breath is dry mouth. Water washes away leftover food particles and can dilute any stinky chemicals or bacteria that may be sitting around.
- Fresh vegetables: Fibrous veggies like celery, and carrots help to clean teeth and naturally scrub bacteria from your mouth.
- Cheese & Low-fat yogurts: Active bacteria found in cultured dairy, primarily Streptococcus thermophilus, reduce many of the bacterial compounds that cause bad breath. Whenever possible use unsweetened yogurt due to the fact that additional sugars can have the opposite effect on your breath.
- Essential Oils: The essential oils found in herbs like sage and mint leave your breath naturally freshened.
Adding these habits to your child’s daily routine will be a sure way of keeping bad breath away! Creating a daily oral health routine for your child is immensely important because an achievable oral hygiene routine goes hand in hand with fresh breath and a healthy smile.
Have any tips you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear them with us next time you’re in Dr. Abazari’s office!