If getting your child to brush and floss is difficult, you are not alone. Perhaps changing something simple is all it will take to help them enjoy dental hygiene. This can take a little creativity, so Dr. Thayne Gardner and our team are thrilled to give you a few ideas.
Make Up a Game
One game you could try is a copycat game. Brush your teeth until you have lots of foam in your mouth. Then try to say something silly, so it sounds muffled. Your kid can then copy you. Next time, have your wee one lead the copycat game. Be prepared to do things like making mustaches with your toothpaste or letting the toothpaste run down your chin.
Children’s Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Your child’s mouth is much more sensitive than yours. Toothpaste that makes your mouth feel tingly and clean could feel like a burning sensation for your child. Because of this, it is incredibly important to choose a mild toothpaste flavor that your child will enjoy. Be aware that toothpastes also come in fun colors!
A way to get your child more stoked about brushing is to let him or her choose his or her own toothbrush. Child toothbrushes come in many exciting colors and designs. Your little one can even have a toothbrush with a favorite cartoon character.
Forming good dental hygiene habits young can help your little one begin a lifelong habit. To learn more and to schedule your child’s next appointment with our dentist in South Jordan, Utah, contact Little People's Dental at (801) 999-1426 today.