Establishing good oral health care habits early is important for your child’s smile. The health of their baby teeth can have a profound effect on their adult teeth. Teaching 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 is a helpful children’s oral health Q&A.
Q: How Do I Get My Child Invested In Their Oral Health?
Answer: Make it interesting! 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 to make a total bore. You can help pass the time by playing a song or making a game out of it.
Q: When Should They See The Dentist?
Answer: You should start bringing your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. 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.
Q: What Kind Of Toothbrush Should I Get Them?
Answer: 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.
Whether you just got your first tooth or have lost a few, we can provide the services you need to have a happy and healthy smile. Contact us at our local Frisco, TX office at 972-335-7100.