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During Children's Dental Health Month, our dentist emphasizes the importance of good dental hygiene habits for kids. Here are some home care suggestions to ensure their teeth stay healthy.
Make brushing fun
We know that brushing and flossing aren’t usually the highlight of a kid’s day, but if you make an effort to increase the fun factor it can help keep kids excited about practicing their dental hygiene. For instance, have a silly song that you sing while they brush. Or read to them while they go through their flossing routine. It’s quality time for both of you with the added bonus of being good for their teeth, too.Teaching dental care to children will help them to maintain a good oral hygiene in future
Buy the stuff made for kids
Dental hygiene is more appealing to children when they have their own special equipment that’s made for small hands, tiny teeth, and sensitive taste buds. Go ahead and buy them the fun character toothbrush and toothpaste! These are made for children and are appropriately sized for their hands and teeth. The toothpaste will come in flavors that are more appealing to younger children, making brushing less of a fight; children’s toothpaste is also safer to swallow, which is great for little brushers.
Set a good example
This might be the most important tip that we can give to parents! Setting a good example for your children about their dental hygiene habits is the best way to ensure they take care of their teeth now and throughout their lives. Let them see you brushing your teeth, flossing daily, and even take them along on your next dental appointment. It can help children overcome a fear of the dentist if they see their parents going through it and not being scared of what’s happening.
And here is a bonus tip! Consider taking your children to a kid-friendly dentist in Glendale Heights to address their dental fears and make dental visits a lifelong habit. Schedule an appointment with our family dentist by contacting us today.