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I recently had my two molars extracted after several tooth filling. And since I wear now my retainer after an orthodontics treatment to correct my teeth structure, I just have to let go of my adult teeth and use the false teeth with my retainers to keep my teeth full.
However, I could only wish that I had had a healthy oral habit when I was younger, that way, I don't have to endure extractions or braces.
So, how do we actually foster healthy habits to our youngsters? Dentists and hygienists say that we need to teach our kids how to brush properly and to do it twice a day, one in the morning and before sleeping.
Further, we discourage our kids to eat sweet food or drinks like candies or soda as the sweets can encourage plaque build up and tooth decay.
More importantly, our kids shall internalize these oral habits if we, parents, are consistent model of oral health.