It's a common misconception that teaching your child to brush his teeth is enough to keep his mouth healthy. In reality though, instilling the importance of good oral hygiene while he's still young is more important.
A good, healthy mouth needs more than brushing—your child also has to floss and gargle to complete his mouth care routine. Like flossing, using a mouthwash is part of developing good oral hygiene because it helps prevent food from getting stuck in between your kid's teeth. Rinsing with a mouthwash also helps prevent the accumulation of bacteria, which can contribute to tooth decay, plaque formation, gum disease, and strong odors through sulfur compounds.
If you're trying to get your kids to rinse their mouth with mouthwash, it's best to use a variety that does not sting, but still cleans your child's mouth effectively. OraCare Mouthrinse won't sting your child's mouth but will keep it clean and healthy. It's a great way to get your child to rinse every time he finishes brushing his teeth.
As a parent, you can be proactive in establishing good oral hygiene habits for your child, and help him understand the importance of taking good care of his mouth. Check out the infographic below! You can print it out and read it with your kids, or post it in the bathroom for a daily reminder of the importance of good oral hygiene.