How Can I Whiten My Child’s Teeth?

This is a common question from any parent who wants only the best for their children – especially when it comes to teeth whitening and overall dental care. Child teeth whitening and other dental care procedures can be a bit daunting. Follow these simple tips from PureSmile Australia to get your kid the best dental care possible… and those praise-worthy white teeth.

Boy with white teeth smiling

Here Are 6 Tips to Whiten Your Child’s Teeth & Give the Best Dental Care:

  • Remember that Cavities Can Pass from Baby Teeth to Adult Teeth
  • Establish a Teeth Whitening Routine
  • Encourage Your Child to Drink Less Juice
  • Guide Your Child to Drink More Water
  • Visit a Dentist Regularly for Teeth Whitening & Other Dental Care Matters
  • Model Good Dental Hygiene to Your Child

These are some easy and actionable steps that you can take for your kid’s dental well-being. Good dental health and white teeth can give your child more confidence to socialise with people.
Let’s dig deeper on these tips which are basically encouraging your kid to maintain better oral hygiene.

Remember that Cavities Can Pass from Baby Teeth to Adult Teeth

Boy showing off his baby teeth

Yep, baby teeth actually matter. There is a common misconception that baby teeth do not matter because sooner or later they will fall out from your child’s mouth – this is totally far from the truth. So, take good care of your kid’s baby teeth and always remember that cavities can pass from your child’s baby teeth to his or her adult teeth.

Establish a Teeth Whitening Routine

Baby brushing white teeth

By establishing a routine, especially if you put in the right enthusiasm as you encourage your child to take care of his or her teeth, you are both up for the best oral health there is.
Teaching your child to brush and floss at least twice a day will set the tone for his or her good dental hygiene habits and will lower your kid’s risk of developing cavities in both of his or her baby teeth and adult teeth.
Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is important because the enamel on baby teeth is very thin. So, it’s easy for the sugar bugs to settle and create cavities.  
On the other hand, child teeth whitening can be a safe dental process if the products used are free of peroxide. In PureSmile, however, we do not offer treatment to children below 14 years old – unlike most services of teeth whitening in Australia.
This is because we do not want to expose our clients, especially children, to possible harm from chemicals even though we mostly use natural products.  We do offer the best teeth whitening kits in Australia and expert service –  our team of highly-skilled and experienced teeth whitening professionals will check the total condition of your teeth before doing teeth whitening process.

Encourage Your Child to Drink Less Juice

Child drinking juice which can damage white teeth

Educate your child to avoid juice and other drinks with heaps of sugar in them – these type of drinks may taste pleasant and sweet but they are actually very acidic and can easily stick to the teeth.
Once this happens and ignored, it can eventually and rapidly eat through the enamel of your child’s tooth and allow cavities to form.
So, make juice as an infrequent delightful drink and always remind your kid to brush his or teeth afterwards.

Guide Your Child to Drink More Water

Child drinking water which helps in teeth whitening

Always guide your child to drink more water. It goes without saying that water is life. It is also a great solvent which means that drinking it constantly helps to remove the sugar, from various food and drinks, accumulating in your kid’s teeth.
Also, drinking tap water is better in terms of teeth whitening because tap water has fluoride which greatly helps in making your child’s enamel and teeth stronger.

Visit a Dentist Regularly for Teeth Whitening & Other Dental Care Matters

Child with a dentist to improve white teeth

Visiting a dentist is a must. We can’t stress that enough. Dentist teeth whitening is even more secure because an experienced dentist has the right products and equipment, knowledge, skills, and patience to ensure that you and your child’s teeth are well taken care of.  

Now, here in PureSmile, we do not offer our teeth whitening packages to everyone – we do not offer our services to children below 14 years old as well as to pregnant and/or lactating mothers. This is because we do not want to risk their health despite us using natural teeth whitening products.

Well, if you are not a kid… not pregnant or lactating… just so you know, our dentist whitening services also come with a dental check-up. So, get those teeth and gums healthy and bring back that confident, dazzling, smile!

Model Good Dental Hygiene to Your Child

Child with a dentist to improve white teeth

The last but not the least child teeth whitening and dental care tip – always remember that children learn best by example. So, set the example.
It is best if you join your child whenever he or she brushes and flosses his or her teeth. This way, your kid will witness how to properly care for his or her dental health than just you doing it for your child or just by simply saying how to do stuff.

Even better, if mum and dad practice good dental hygiene, the kids will see the importance of great oral health and will start to build great dental care habits.


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