It's important for your child to develop good dental habits early in life. This will instill good care of the mouth as a lifelong habit. This can ensure a life of great health.
Your teeth should be brushed twice daily for two minute intervals. Brushing your teeth regularly will help prevent gum disease and the formation of cavities. Also, regular brushing takes a smaller bite out of your wallet than costly dental work, so it is wise to make oral hygiene a part of your daily life.
When flossing, don't be skimpy on the amount of floss you use. Use a piece around eighteen inches in length. When you use too little floss, you'll often lose your grip on the floss itself. Then it becomes an aggravating experience that you aren't likely to make into a habit.
When brushing, don't forget to rinse between rounds. You should finish all your teeth, then rinse. Then do them a second time, then rinse. Lastly, brush your tongue and then rinse again. You can use mouthwash for the last rinse or just water, if you prefer, as both work well.