6/1/2015 7:00:00 AM |
Establishing an oral care routine for your child can be tricky.
You might feel as if you’re nagging them, or forcing them to do something they
don’t want to do. The last thing you want your child to think is that brushing
and flossing isn’t fun or important. We’ve compiled a quick list of creative
ways you can encourage your child to brush and floss at home.
Instill positive habits quickly by getting your child to practice
brushing and flossing their teeth at an early age. The earlier they start, the
faster they’ll build a routine and use it regularly.
habits: If your child is just learning how to brush and floss, use a
show-and-tell method by having your child watch you brush and floss your own
teeth. When they see you do it, they’ll get a sense of how fun oral care can be
and want to try it with you!
incentives: A rewards system is a great way to incentivize your child into
brushing a flossing. You can set up a chart and offer a prize every time your
child brushes and flosses throughout the week. You can also try turning oral
hygiene into a game; either option will give your child something to look
floss as a family: Your child will soon be able to recognize the
importance of oral hygiene when they see the rest of their family doing it. By
brushing and flossing altogether, you’re not only having family time, but
you’re also establishing a healthy routine for your child.
child choose: There are plenty of fun toothbrushes and tasty dental flosses to
choose from, so try taking your child to the store and letting them choose the
toothbrush and floss that they want. Now your child can look forward to
brushing and flossing as soon as they get home.
Dr. Manolescu is a dentist located in San Diego, CA. She treats
patients of all ages, but especially enjoys helping her younger patients take
care of their teeth. If you are looking for a comprehensive dental office forkids, or would simply like more information about the services Dr. Manolescu
provides, contact her office today and schedule an appointment!
3/23/2015 11:59:00 AM |
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