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Kid-Friendly Guide to Rinsing

When kids come into contact with sugary foods, start them early on oral care habits by explaining the link between sugary foods and mouth health. Encourage healthy habits like brushing, flossing and rinsing. If you get them to form good oral habits, like rinsing twice a day (instead of getting them to quit sweets completely) that’s a win. Remember to reinforce that hard brushing can harm gums and try brushing together to emphasize that the motion should be gentle, not forceful, and that rinsing targets the whole mouth, along with brushing and flossing.

Brushing just your teeth only targets 25% of your mouth**From study representing teeth surface area measurements