Do you have a hard time motivating your child to clean their teeth each day? If so, then your dentist, Dr. Linh Nguyen, and our dental team have some tips for you.
There are many things you can do to get your child excited for oral hygiene, and some of those things are:
–Get products that are made for kids: To help your child get more excited about oral hygiene, you can let them use toothbrushes and floss that have their favorite animated characters on them. If they think brushing and flossing has something to do with their favorite characters, they will enjoy cleaning their smile that much more.
–Make it a game: You can make oral hygiene a game. See how many bubbles your child can make as they brush. You can also have them pretend their floss is like a superhero. The floss will travel throughout the smile, diving into every crevice and destroying the bad and mean particles that harm and damage the teeth.
–Brush with them: If you make their oral hygiene routine a family activity, then they might like cleaning their teeth more. To make it even more fun, turn on music and dance along while you all brush your teeth. You can also brush each other’s teeth if you’d like, just make sure you all receive a thorough cleaning job.
If these tips don’t work for your child, your dentist is more than happy to talk to your child and explain the many things that could happen to their teeth if they don’t scrub them each day, like tooth decay, gum disease, and other dental issues. Hopefully, this will help your child understand the importance of oral hygiene. We look forward to helping you in any way we can!