Teach Your Child About Plaque Using Disclosing Mouthwash
Posted - 06/01/2012
Children do not always understand what their parents are trying to teach, particularly when it comes to the idea of plaque and germs. For a child, brushing their teeth is a chore that parents insist they practice every day. While it can seem tough, disclosing mouthwash can help parents explain plaque build up on the teeth. You should start by talking to a professional pediatric dentistry company for advice about the product that is most appropriate for the child’s age group. Very young children might need specialized products that are non-toxic even if they accidentally swallow. After brushing the teeth, parents should have children rinse their mouth with the mouthwash. Any plaque remaining on the teeth takes on a bright color, which is usually pink or blue, to show that the teeth are not properly cleaned. Children are then able to target that area and brush their teeth again while parents explain why the color shows up on the teeth. The disclosing mouthwash opens a door of opportunity for explanations. Parents should take advantage of this opportunity to explain the problem to children and encourage proper brushing. By learning to clean their teeth better, children will have fewer cavities.