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3 Tips To Help Your Children Brush Better

Posted by Lone Star Dental Care May 14, 2017

Establishing good brushing habits early is important for your children’s oral health. The health of their baby teeth can have a profound effect on their adult teeth. Instilling the importance of this habit to children can be difficult. How can you make it fun and help your kids brush better? Making it an enjoyable experience and providing them with agency is a great way for them to latch on and keep their smile healthy now and in the future. Here are 3 tips to help your children brush better.

Tip 1: Don’t Let It Be Boring

A child brushing their teeth for at least two minutes is a major part of maintaining their oral health. Brushing for that long can make even an adult antsy, much less an energetic kid. There’s no need for it to be a complete slog. You can help pass the time by playing a song or making a game out of it.

Tip 2: Let Them Choose Their Toothbrush

There are so many fun and interesting toothbrushes your children can choose from. Some play music while others have exciting colors or feature a beloved cartoon character. As long as the toothbrush has the ADA seal of approval, the sky is the limit.

Tip 3: Schedule Regular Visits With The Dentist

Establishing a routine of regularly visiting their dentist at least every six months is a great habit to build along with brushing their teeth. Your dentist offers what are known as “Happy Visits” to help your child grow comfortable with visiting their dentist.

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Our dentists provide pediatric, restorative, and other services to maintain your oral health. Contact us at our local Frisco, TX office at 972-335-7100.

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