Do you ever have a hard time motivating your child to keep up on oral hygiene? If so, you are not alone. There are many children in the world today who despise brushing, flossing, and rinsing. Because oral hygiene is vital for your child’s health, Dr. James Hillstrom and our dental team are happy to give you some tips that can help your child love cleaning their smile.
When purchasing smile-cleaning tools for your child, choose a toothpaste, toothbrush, and floss that has your child’s favorite color or cartoon character on it. This can help your child enjoy cleaning their smile because they might feel like their cartoon friends are helping them achieve top-notch teeth and gums!
Make their smile-cleaning tasks a game. When they are brushing, motivate your child to create countless amounts of bubbles. The more they move their toothbrush back and forth, the more bubbles will appear! You can also tell your child their floss is almost like a superhero that is meant to wash the villains in your mouth away. The floss can fly into the spaces between the teeth and scrape the bad guys (plaque and bacteria) away!
Lastly, make oral hygiene a family activity. If you do so, your child will feel like they are part of the smile-cleaning party. You can even get the dog involved by brushing their teeth with their own toothbrush! While you all brush, you can turn on your favorite music and dance along. Cleaning your smile can be fun!
To learn more about how to help your child keep up on oral hygiene in Plano, Texas, please don’t be afraid to contact our dental team at North Texas Dental Associates by dialing 972.535.6647. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can help you help your child. We look forward to hearing from you!