Building good dental hygiene habits should begin as soon as your child’s teeth emerge. Using the recommendations provided by your dentist, it’s your job as a parent to oversee the daily brushing and flossing process and ensure your child is doing things correctly. But how can you incorporate these teeth cleaning tasks into your daily routine without any fuss? According to David M. Kramer, DDS, a Fairport, NY, dentist, making these tasks fun is essential.
Below, the dentist shares three tips for bringing fun into your child’s daily teeth cleaning routine:
- Sing A Song: Try making up a silly song about brushing and flossing and sing it while your child brushes their teeth. Try to make your song last about two minutes, as that’s the amount of time dentists recommend for a good, thorough teeth cleaning.
- Inspire With Stickers: Anyone with kids knows that stickers are more valuable than gold to young ones. If your little one responds well to stickers and seeing their progress, try making a monthly tooth-care chart. For every morning and night of proper brushing and flossing, they’ll get a special sticker to place on their chart, fostering a sense of pride in their healthy habits.
- Do It Together: You are your child’s most important role model in every arena, and that includes establishing a healthy teeth cleaning routine. Whenever you can, brush and floss at the same time as your child. Children love mimicking what grownups do, and all along the way, they’ll internalize the importance of dental hygiene.
David M. Kramer, DDS and his team have proudly served the Fairport community with premium general dentistry services for more than 25 years. To learn more, call this dentist’s office at (585) 223-1980 or visit their website.