Brushing your teeth is a habit that starts young. If you have a child, then you need to start showing them the benefits of brushing your teeth. However, sometimes kids simply don’t want to do things even when they know it’s a good thing to do. Today we’re going to be talking about how you can inspire your child to get into the habit of brushing their teeth. Ready to learn more? Let’s dive in.
Make brushing their teeth fun!
When you turn dental hygiene into a game, you may find that your child is more inclined to do what will help them down the line. Try singing a song when your child is brushing their teeth. Make sure the song lasts about two minutes so that they can brush for the necessary length of time. You can also try incorporating a dance into your brushing time as well.
Set a good example.
If you’re not taking good care of your teeth, then how can you expect your child to see how important it is? Make sure that your child sees how much your dental hygiene matters to you so that they can learn. This includes brushing, dental checkups, and flossing. Your child is going to be looking up to you, so make sure to set an excellent example for them.
Offer a reward for your child to brush their teeth.
Though you probably shouldn’t offer candy, or other sugary things, a reward system can be quite effective in getting kids to brush their teeth. Something like a sticker, an extra ten minutes on the computer, or even an extra bite of their favorite snack might inspire them. Dental health is very important, so make sure your child has the proper motivation to brush their teeth!
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If you need a little extra help making sure you are brushing your teeth properly or just want to know which tube of toothpaste is right for you, you can trust the dental experts at Park Dental. We have many in-house dental plans for your family or yourself to make braces and treatments less financially intimidating and get you the care you need. Ready to make an appointment? Visit us online or give us a call at 301-599-0194. To see some of our dentists and get more oral hygiene tips and information, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest.