Figuring out the best way to keep your child’s smile healthy and beautiful is an ongoing process. The good news? There are some universal tips for promoting excellent oral health for your son or daughter. We feel strongly about making children’s dentistry fun and effective, so we can help establish a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Consider some helpful suggestions to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.
Tip #1: Keep It Consistent
When it comes to effective children’s dentistry, consistency is key – keep this in mind to help you along as your child grows. This applies just about anything you can think of. For example, remaining consistent with scheduling checkups and cleanings is your best bet for protecting your child’s smile (and getting your little one used to visiting the dentist). In addition, consistency with home dental hygiene will help your child establish a routine rather than feeling confused by the need to brush or floss.
Tip #2: Let Your Child Make Choices
When it comes to children’s dentistry, you can allow your child to participate in certain choices regarding dental hygiene, so he or she enjoys feeling like the experience is special. We suggest allowing your little one to pick from toothbrush options that you present – and we strongly suggest you allow your child to pick a toothpaste that tastes good to kids.
Tip #3: Have Fun (Together)
Always brush together (until your child is completely self-sufficient), so your child can watch how you brush and floss, ask questions, and so you can monitor his or her progress. Do your best to make this time fun. Do a dance, play music in the background – it will certainly create an enjoyable mood.