Does your child think oral hygiene is a drag? Does this make them uninterested in cleaning their smile? If so, our Dental Designs of Bountiful team has some recommendations for you that could help make oral hygiene more exciting for your child. We encourage you to try the following things:
–Get products that are made for kids: If you walk down the oral hygiene aisle at the store, you’ll see products that are made for children. Oftentimes this includes toothbrushes and toothpaste that have different animated characters on them. So, purchase a brush and paste that has your child’s favorite character. This can help them enjoy cleaning their smile.
–Make it a game: If brushing and flossing are games for your child, they’ll likely like to play! So, make brushing a competition. See how many bubbles your child can make while they are scrubbing their teeth. You can also tell them that floss acts just like a superhero. It destroys all of the bad and mean bacteria and particles in your smile, just like Superman and Batman eliminate the bad guys in their cities!
–Brush with them: Brushing might be fun for your child if you make it a family activity. While you brush, get the whole family involved, even your dog! You can all take turns brushing each other’s teeth. While you clean your smiles, play some music and dance along.
If you make oral hygiene more fun and exciting, there is a high chance your child will enjoy cleaning their teeth and gums on a regular basis. This will help your child stay motivated throughout their life to maintain a strong and healthy smile.
For more information and details about oral hygiene in Bountiful, Utah, please feel free to call our office today at 801-295-7171 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. David Duke, if you would like a demonstration on the proper way to scrub the smile. We are happy to help you!