It can be very difficult to know how you can help your children clean their teeth when they are only ages four and five or even older, but it is not impossible. This is a very big topic and it is one that affects a lot of families because of the bad mouth habits that your children have when they are young. The first thing you want to do is start using mouthwash. These types are not good for your children and will cause them to develop an array of problems with their teeth and mouth as they get older.
Next you want to help them brush well, and have them start early with flossing and brushing. You do not want to wait until after they have started school, because this will cause them to lose progress with their brushing and flossing. Then you will want to start talking to your children about the importance of having a clean mouth and making sure that they brush their teeth after every meal and snack. They will begin to realise that this is something that they should be doing throughout their entire lives. Making it a fun and even environmental process is best. Why not use a Bamboo Toothbrush for example? Biodegradable bamboo toothbrushes are even compostable.
Finally you want to get your children into the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day at night, and after every meal. If you do not have a dentist you can search online or in your telephone book for a dentist in your area.