Southlake Family Dentistry knows it can be hard to teach children about the need to clean their teeth. With these tips, we hope to help make that process easier for both child and parent. The complete article with all five tips is available at: https://southlakedentistry.com/5-tips-for-teaching-kids-good-dental-habits
Southlake Family Dentistry Has 5 Helpful Ways To
Help Kids Care For Their Teeth
Is getting your child to brush their teeth a daily chore? Teaching them good
dental habits early isn't always easy, but it's an important lesson that will
impact their health for the rest of their life.
You might have a hard time getting your little ones to
brush and floss every day, and that's normal! Encourage
proper techniques and habits, leading by example.
And of course, ask your dentist about the proper steps for
caring for your child's first teeth. They are there for you to
help make this process go as smoothly as possible.
A key part in teaching children the
importance of a healthy mouth is to
get them involved in the process.
Letting children make their own choices
about their toothbrushes and toothpaste
will help spark their interest in dental care
so it will seem like more of a fun activity
than a chore.
If a princess toothbrush makes taking care of their teeth more fun, go
for it! Just make sure whatever they choose is approved by the FDA
Let's face it, as parents, a little bribe here
and there will work. So consider offering
incentives for good dental habits, but start
small, such as extra playtime or a treat over
We don’t recommend big rewards every day because
this can lead to unmet expectations and ruin your
progress. Small rewards over a longer period of time will
allow for “weaning” off this technique, at the same time
encouraging good oral care.
Educate your children all about dental care and the consequences
of not following proper cleaning techniques in terms they can
Be sure to incorporate good dental
care into their morning, afternoon,
and evening routine.
Keep an eye on them during these times
to ensure they are using proper
techniques and ask your dentist if you
have any questions about how to
improve their daily routines.
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