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Dental hygiene

Habits for dental hygiene

 

 

 

Tooth brushing is an obligation to ourselves.

Dental hygiene eliminates food remains and counters bacteria that might attack our teeth. It also prevents diseases of the gums.

Children should begin to brush their teeth at three years of age. It is important to introduce the habit of tooth brushing as a game, rather than as a punishment or bothersome obligation. This is the age when children imitate their parents. It is therefore very important for them to see the parents brush their teeth.

It must be emphasized that tooth brushing cannot be done in a hurry, and must be carried out step by step. Correct brushing can be done in three minutes.

 



Mercè Camps Miró. Dermopharmacy Vocal of the Barcelona Professional Association of Pharmacists.