Benjamin Franklin said that it’s easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. At The Yuma Dentist, we think this holds true for almost everything, including dental care.
For parents, teaching your children good oral hygiene techniques while they’re young will benefit their smile throughout their life.
If you wait too long to teach your child how to brush and floss, or if you don’t make sure they are doing it enough, you’re setting yourself up for a lot of work down the road.
It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending two or three times longer brushing their teeth each morning and night. But if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, then their habits should be sufficient to avoid excessive dental decay.