It’s imperative to teach kids about the importance of good oral hygiene at a young age. While kids are going to lose their baby teeth, it doesn’t mean they should get neglected. Here are some ways that you can teach your kids about oral hygiene in a fun way from your family dentist in Ft Lauderdale.
A great way to get your child interested in oral care is to include them in the process. Kids mimic what their parents do, so don’t just show them what to do but allow them to do it with you. Show them the proper ways to brush and floss and then let them do it on their own while you either watch or participate as well.
It is recommended that when you brush you do it for two minutes. Since you know you will be spending at least two minutes with your child every time they brush, make it a fun two minutes. Let them run a timer or play a song that they might like that lasts at least two minutes. When it’s done, they can stop brushing.
To make brushing twice a day and flossing more enjoyable, create your own reward system. Give your child a sticker every time they brush and floss (on their own if they are old enough). When they hit a certain number that you determine, reward them with a prize.
Once your child gets their first tooth, they should start seeing a dentist. When that time comes, contact us at TLC Dental to request a reservation.