Tips For Helping Your Kid Develop Good Oral Hygiene
If you need quality pediatric dentistry for your little ones and also want to ensure that they develop a positive association with oral hygiene and visiting the dentist, call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985 and book a visit today.
So you don’t have to seek out multiple dentists that specialize in age-specific care, we offer family dentistry services for patients of many ages at our Roseville, CA dentist office. We can even help your kiddos through the teething process and offer suggestions that will help your child break the thumb sucking habit.
We know how hectic your schedule can be, especially when you need to coordinate it with that of your kids and other family members. So you can get a visit knocked out before you have to go to work or take your child to school, we open early at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We also accept a variety of payment options so you don’t have to put off a visit due to financial concerns. Get the care you need and cover the cost in the way that makes the most sense for you!
Try These Tactics To Encourage Great Oral Hygiene
Every child is different and they all respond in unique ways to various sorts of reinforcement. You know your kiddo better than anyone, so trust yourself to make the best decisions when it comes to fostering good health habits. One or multiple tactics mentioned below could be invaluable in helping your child keep their smile healthy and beautiful.
Brush & Floss Together
A lot of children of a certain age want to be just like their parents. Use this drive to your benefit and spend a few extra minutes a day with them brushing and flossing your teeth together. Your child will love to watch and learn.
Let Them Choose A Special Toothbrush
Children’s toothbrushes come in a large array of colors and designs. Some companies even offer ones with favorite cartoons and movie characters. Allowing your little one to pick their own toothbrush, one they’ll be excited to use, could have a bigger impact than you might think.
Use A Timer
As you know, you should brush your teeth for two minutes at a time, twice a day. To ensure that your kiddo is brushing for as long as they should, give them a colorful timer to use. They can turn on the electric timer or flip a sand time and get to brushing!
Let Them Choose A Special Toothpaste
Children can be a little picky about flavors, and that includes their toothpaste. Instead of making them share your wintergreen paste, allow them to pick out a fun flavor from the kids’ oral health section at your local pharmacy or grocery store.
Give Them A Surprise As A Reward After Dental Visits
To help your kiddo establish a positive association with dental appointments, try to plan some type of reward for after they’re done getting a dental cleaning and exam. You could take them to the park for a picnic or take them to the movies, for example.
For pediatric dentistry, family dentistry, and friendly and professional advice on keeping the littlest smiles in your family looking great, call Advanced Dental Concepts at 916-945-9985. You can also book using our online form.