Teaching Children Dental Hygiene
As family dentists, we know that oral hygiene must be taught as early as possible so that your children can grow up with healthy teeth and healthy habits that they will carry for the rest of their lives. There are many tips and tricks for helping your children learn proper teeth brushing and flossing techniques. Here are a few of our favorites:
Be a Mirror – Since setting a good example is the best way to ensure your children learn how to brush their teeth properly, turn it into a game where your kids pretend to be a mirror and have to copy everything you do. Adding funny faces or exaggerated movements will turn it into a silly game for your kids.
Make it an Adventure – By incorporating a story into the routine, you can engage your child’s imagination and inspire them to brush their teeth. Scrubbing away animals that they have to chase through their mouths or adding layers of moonlight and stardust to their teeth are some examples.
Finally, be sure to get regular checkups, at least once a year, from the family dentists at Advanced Dental for your whole family. Schedule an appointment with us today.