Are you tired of trying and failing to instill good oral hygiene habits in your child? If so, you’re not alone. Many people struggle with this problem. The good news is that our pediatric dentist, Dr. Amy Tennyson, has some tips and tricks that can help make things a bit easier and more successful.
The first tip is to let your child choose their toothbrush. Show them the many varieties of brushes at the store that have cartoon characters, superheroes, Transformers, and princesses on them. If your child has a brush they like, they will most likely be more excited about brushing.
The second tip is to make oral hygiene fun and exciting. You can do this by turning on your child’s favorite song and encouraging them to dance as they scrub their chompers. The more fun they have, the better because it will help them love taking care of their smile now and in the future.
The third tip is to make oral hygiene a team effort. All you need to do is grab your toothbrush and scrub while your child scrubs. This can even teach your child a thing or two about oral hygiene because they can see you clean your smile. It can also help you increase the amount of quality time you two spend together.
Call University Pediatric Dentistry today at 704-688-1664 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our pediatric dental team will be so excited to teach you all about children and oral hygiene in Charlotte, North Carolina!