Ways to Help Your Kids Stay on Schedule with Dental Routines

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Teaching your children good dental hygiene is an essential part of parenting. But even for the most seasoned parent, practicing healthy dental habits can seem can seem like a losing battle. For whatever reason, children of all ages can be extremely stubborn about dental hygiene. So if you have this struggle with your children, check out these ways to help your kids stay on schedule with dental routines.

Make Brushing and Flossing a Part of the Daily Routine

Children do best when they know what to expect. That is why following a schedule is such a popular parenting technique. Building a routine is an important part of helping your children feel secure and ready to face the world. Making sure teeth brushing and flossing is a part of your child’s morning and bedtime routine will help them know to expect it. When brushing is only done sporadically, your children may think it isn’t essential and something they can get away with not doing.

Have Fun with It

Whatever age your child is, you can find a way to make brushing more fun. For younger children, letting them pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste at the store with their favorite characters on them can go a long way. Even older children enjoy picking out themed toothbrushes. For example, older children may love these NFL toothbrushes found on Amazon.

There are also a number of tooth brushing apps available for your smart phone that can help. Check out this list of eight of the best tooth brushing apps to find one that will work for your kids.

If your children can expect to brush their teeth twice a day – in the morning as they get ready for the day and at night when they get ready for bed – the brushing battle will eventually lessen. And if you can make it more fun by letting your children pick their own toothbrush and using fun apps, brushing will be a success. For more information about dental hygiene for children, contact Dr. Giovannini today.

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