Your child’s dental health is your top priority as a parent. However, teaching children, especially small children, proper dental hygiene can be difficult. Meanwhile, it is critical to instill lifelong habits in children by making them enjoy taking care of their dental needs. Here are some tips for your parents to help your kids enjoy taking care of their dental needs:
Be a Positive Role Model
The most important thing is to let your children observe you brushing or flossing. Brush alongside them and allow them to brush your teeth as well. They will pick up good habits from you if you model good dental hygiene. Setting a good example for your children is one of the most powerful tools you can use to make brushing your teeth enjoyable.
Look for Eye-Catching Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
Look for brushes that feature popular children’s characters. Alternatively, get them an electric toothbrush. Children enjoy turning the brush on and off and changing the settings. This may encourage them to brush their teeth regularly. Toothpaste featuring your child’s favorite character is also appealing. Water floss is another worthwhile investment. Rather than teaching your children how to thread the cord between their teeth, teach them how to use water floss. All they need to do is aim and floss.
Make an appointment with the Tooth Fairy.
Not everyone realizes that the tooth fairy prefers teeth that are clean and free of cavities. Make sure your child is aware of this fact; it will go a long way toward motivating your child to brush and floss their teeth and make sure their dental needs are met daily.
Consistent dental needs should be rewarded.
Reward their behavior to make twice-daily brushing and flossing something that catches their attention. Begin by selecting a simple reward (such as gold stars) and awarding it only when children brush, and floss as directed (i.e., two minutes per day twice a day for brushing, and once a day for flossing). Once children have mastered the mechanics and schedule of brushing, create a weekly brushing calendar to reward consistency, each week of perfect daily brushing results in a larger reward.
Use Stories to Teach Your Children About Oral Hygiene
Use storytime to teach them important dental care lessons. You could make your own stories by incorporating their favorite characters. There are numerous animated videos available online that teach children about oral hygiene. You could show them some videos or search your library for children’s stories about dental hygiene.
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