How do you make sure that your child has a healthy smile that will last them for years to come? One way is by getting them started off with the right kind of toothbrush.
Why Kids Don’t Like Brushing
Some children do just fine with remembering to brush their teeth. Or at least, they cooperate with mom or dad’s efforts to help. Others are more resistant because it makes them gag or simply because they’re bored.
It’s important to make kids feel comfortable and engaged in such an important activity as tooth-brushing.
Here’s are some things you can do to help:
Choose a Fun Toothbrush
Get your child involved in picking out a toothbrush he or she will actually use. Kids’ brushes come in a variety of colors and designs with familiar cartoon characters printed on them. Some have lights, songs, and other bells and whistles that make brushing a fun job.
Switch Out the Brush Regularly
For a healthy smile and body, your child needs a new toothbrush every few months. Old brushes harbor germs from previous infections. They might even pick up some icky debris from the bathroom. Pick out a new toothbrush at each dental visit. Or as mentioned before, bring your kid along to help shop for a new one.
Go for the Small Brush Head
When it comes to kids’ mouths, the smaller the toothbrush head, the better. This will make it easier to maneuver around all those tiny teeth for maximum plaque-removal with minimal gagging.
For more tips on safe and effective brushing, talk with your children’s dentist or dental hygienist. They can show you a few tricks to mage age-appropriate brushing easier than ever.
Posted on behalf of:
Spanaway Family Dentistry
20709 Mountain Hwy E #101
Spanaway, WA 98387
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