Thursday, September 29, 2011
Preschooler – Dental Hygiene 101
Posted by: Sharmila Rajah
Ayanna knows all about the importance of brushing her teeth. She does so at least twice a day. At four she is eager to assert her independence – so she brushes her teeth on her own. This is followed by either mummy or daddy brushing to ensure a thorough cleaning.
Ayanna is aware of what happens when her teeth are constantly exposed to excessive sugars. Food high in refined sugars are limited to birthdays and special occasions. Juices are watered down to reduce the sugar content and served with meals and snacks.
We visit the dentist once a year. We are intending to introduce Ayanna to flossing, which Ayanna will probably need help with for now