Expatriate parents may be able to instil good oral health routines in their offspring by making mouthcare a family activity.
This is according to Professor Robin Seymour, a leading periodontologist and advisor to Dentyl Active – the leading alcohol free mouthwash you can see working – who highlighted brushing teeth twice a day and visiting the dentist every six months as some of the habits that can be done as part of a household.
He advised mums and dads to avoid feeding their children carbonated or sugary drinks, as well as high-concentration fruit juices that are linked to acid erosion.
If sweets are to be given at all, these should be provided to youngsters immediately after a meal, the specialist declared.
Although smoking and drinking pose risks that could lead to people making claims on expatriate health insurance policies, British Dental Association scientific advisor Professor Damien Walmsley recently noted the habits can also lead to gum disease.