Getting children to brush their teeth can be a daunting experience for both parents and children. Typically, children are groggy in the morning and exhausted in the evening, leaving this necessary ritual done grudgingly or skipped entirely.
Realistically, daily oral health habits are not always going to be a festive occasion, but there are a few techniques that can make it at a minimum tolerable and hopefully even a time of fun, silliness, and celebration.
Put Some Fun in Your Child’s Oral Healthcare Regimen
Songs – There are many songs and videos free and readily available on YouTube that you can play to liven-up daily oral habits. You could even keep toothbrushes and toothpaste conveniently near a tv, and have your children use a bowl of water so they can watch their favorite dental cartoon while they brush.
Superhero Theme – With a superhero toothbrush or accessory, you can turn oral health into a battle against the evil forces of germs. A simple education to children on how the enemy is hiding in our teeth and on the lookout for sugar can make tooth-brushing a cause for truth, justice, and the American way!
Brush in the Dark – There are glow in the dark and light-up toothbrushes that can make brushing more adventurous.
Rewards – Prominently display a record that keeps track of the times and dates your children complete their at-home dental routine with a goal that gives some type of reward, such as a sticker or small token. Weekly or monthly recognition may be just the motivation they need to brush their teeth.
Children are Welcome at the Dental Practice of Dr. Brandon Aron, DMD.
Finally, let the dental practice of Dr. Brandon Aron, DMD help keep your family’s oral health in check. Dr. Aron enjoys helping the youngest members of your family maintain oral health, and he encourages them with education and positive role-modeling. Located in Salisbury, give our office a call today!