Encourage healthy habits by making dental care fun!
Encouraging healthy dental habits early is the key to a healthy smile for your child throughout their lifetime. However, some children are apprehensive about dental hygiene practices and visits to the dentist. Red Apple Pediatric Dental Care has gathered a few tips with the help of Colgate to help you make sure your child is not just comfortable about dental care but also has fun in the process.
1. Make Dental Care at Home Together Time
Brushing together is always a good idea, especially when your child is just getting their dental care routine started. Pick up a playful timer, step to the bathroom sink together, and use the brushing and flossing time to bond with your youngster.
2. Allow Your Child to Pick Their Own Dental Hygiene Tools
Of course, it is always wise to pick toothbrushes, floss, and mouthwash that is approved by the American Dental Association, but beyond that, it is best if your child picks their own hygiene tools. Something like an electric toothbrush that plays music or floss that changes colors can really get them excited about taking care of their teeth.
3. Make Dentist Visit Day Truly Special
Check-ups can be a little intimidating to an unfamiliar child, and they should happen about every six months, but you have the power to make this fun as well. Treat the day of the dental appointment day as something truly special. Show your child that you are excited and happy, and make plans for a special surprise after the visit to the dentist is over. A trip to pick out a new toy, a visit to the park or even a playdate with a special friend can all liven up the day so the experience is not as worrisome.
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Dental care is an important part of a healthy childhood, and it doesn’t have to be a challenge. Reach out to us at Red Apple Pediatric Dental Care for more ideas or to schedule an appointment.