Boy Face by Xenia, Morguefile
Adults are not the only ones that get stained teeth; some children’s teeth tend to stain. There are alternatives to this staining. I noticed a lady’s child that had teeth stains. I wondered does she make sure her child brushes her teeth. Then one day as we sat and casually talked, she shared with me that the dentist discovered her child was not brushing properly or long enough. In addition, she further stated that changing the brushing technique to more of a circular movement and changing the length of time, made all the difference.
Did you know that tomato sauce, cranberry juice, or beets can cause teeth stains? These are foods that are good for us, yet the negative side is the staining on some children’s teeth. Even with that said there are foods such as apples, carrots, celery, and cauliflower that can prevent teeth staining.
Broccoli can afford you teeth staining protection because of the minerals in it that form a film on the teeth to protect it. In addition, brushing your teeth once a day may not be enough. You may want to brush your teeth twice a day. Above all change your children’s toothbrush every 3 to 4 months or earlier if there is evidence that the bristles are fraying.
I like popsicles and slushes. I am sure that most children like them too. Have you ever noticed how your tongue turns the color of the Popsicle or slush that you are drinking? Well it will also stain your children’s teeth as well. You may want to rinse with water afterwards or try eating one of the foods mentioned above in this article such as an apple to prevent teeth staining.
Too much of anything is bad for you. Did you know that an abundant consumption of fluoride in tap water causes brown spots or white streaking in children’s teeth? So just beware if your child is experiencing staining of the teeth, alternatives are available.
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