If you’re tired of paying to have your kids’ cavities filled in, especially in teeth that are going to fall out anyways, or if you’re exhausted from fighting to get your kids to brush their teeth even once a day, don’t worry. You’re not alone, and this is a big part of the reason that so many dentists specialize in pediatric dentistry.
We have years of experience that helps us advise parents on how they can help their kids avoid getting cavities. If you’re ready for that – and for your kids to look forward to brushing their teeth – then take a look at the tips below.
Make brushing fun
If you can find a way to make brushing teeth fun, your kids can get excited to brush their teeth both morning and night. The trick, of course, is figuring out how to make it fun. One thing you can try is giving out awards for whoever has the cleanest teeth, or whoever has the longest streak of brushing without being reminded by mom or dad.
Teach them to floss
Once your kids are old enough, you’ll also need to teach them how to floss. Flossing is key to preventing cavities, and there are several ways that you can make it fun for your kids. One thing you can try is using different kinds of floss that are emblazoned with cartoon characters. This is a simple thing that can make flossing more fun for your kids.
In addition to teaching your kids good oral health habits, you’ll also want to make sure that you’re doing all of these habits, too. Kids learn by example, so if you set a good one of oral health, they’ll likely follow suit.
If you have any questions about how you can help protect your kids’ mouths against cavities, or if you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Kisha Steele Mitchell, call us today at 704-948-8494. Our dentist and team at Dentistry For Kids are here to give you and your family the pediatric dental care in Huntersville, North Carolina, that you need.