Dentist Shares Tips to Help Kids Care for Teeth
Something we all know is that good oral hygiene is important. Regular flossing and brushing at least 2 times a day can make all the difference for you and your child. But just how do you get your child to brush their teeth well and not just enough to taste the toothpaste.
We have some help from Dr. Greg, a resident dentist at ExpressDentist.com. He has some tips and tricks that may help. According to Dr. Greg, “Parents often struggle to get kids to brush their teeth, but a few tricks may help. I’ve had success with all of these ideas, but it depends on the child!
ExpressDentist.com have provided five top tips to help parents make brushing teeth a more enjoyable experience
1.Use a toothbrushing app to make brushing fun. There are a few excellent free choices available, and many kids respond favorably to these.
Dr Greg recommends taking a close look at the quip Smart Kids Electric Toothbrush as a tool that combines a helpful app with an electric brush at a reasonable price. It’s the best of both world’s to help kid’s establish good habits.
And to make toothbrushing into a game Dr. Greg recommends The Toothsavers Brushing Game is a good example of an app-based tool that adds a fun element to brushing. Many other options are available by searching for “toothbrushing apps for kids.”
2. Get an electric brush that’s designed for kids. Let them choose it out at the store to get their favorite design.
3. Put a calendar in the bathroom and mark a star each time they brush. Celebrate with a special prize at the end of each week.
4. Choose Youtube videos designed for kids to help them brush and learn the importance of daily habits. A popular example of a brushing video is one featuring Mickey Mouse with over 8 million views. A search will reveal many more!
5. Help young children brush the teeth of their favorite stuffed animal before they brush their teeth.
With a little creativity and persistence, most kids will develop a brushing habit. Then, you can introduce children’s flossers and help them clean between their teeth, too!”