It can be difficult to get your children to do what you want them to do and dental hygiene habits are no excuse to the rule! Because we know it can be difficult, we’ve prepared this guide with ways you can make necessary dental habits more fun for your children. Follow our tips below and start getting your children into healthy dental habits.
Brushing and flossing aren’t particularly fun tasks for anyone, never mind children with short attention spans. Help your children by making brushing their teeth more fun by buying toothbrushes with their favorite characters on them and to make it more of a game, try making up a song to sing them while they brush that lasts the whole two minutes that they should be brushing for.
Fluoride is a mineral that has been found to improve your oral hygiene by strengthening your enamel. You can help your children advance their oral health by making sure they are getting fluoride. You can find fluoride in some water, toothpastes, and mouthwashes. Since your child already uses these things, simply replace your current water, toothpaste or mouthwash with one that contains fluoride. Many companies produce fluoride-rich products specifically for children with their favorite cartoons on them. Check your local store for options to get your children excited about strengthening their enamel.
Choosing the right dentist who will make your children comfortable and make it a fun trip when they visit the dentist will surely improve your children’s oral hygiene. Not only will your children not hesitate to visit the dentist, but if the experience is enjoyable, they are much more likely to listen to the advice of the dentist and go home ready to do their part in preventative care!
All Pro Dental in Revere, MA makes each child’s trip to the dentist comfortable and fun. Our dentist and dental assistants love working with children and are eager to help even more children build a foundation for excellent oral health throughout their lives. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child!