When you taught your child how to brush his teeth, did you face any difficulties? Well, you aren’t the only one. Parents often find it difficult to educate children on oral health. If the child does not take their dental health seriously, the outcomes may be severe.
The child’s technique to brush their teeth must be correct, or else it may cause pain and discomfort to the gums. If you want your child to brush their teeth willingly, you have to make it fun. Children like to copy their elders. If you show them that you enjoy brushing your teeth, watching you have fun may persuade them to brush theirs too.
Try offering incentives, five more minutes before bedtime, or a mug of hot chocolate. Some parents like to have a little sing and dance session because music stimulates the mind, and children tend to look forward to it. When you go shopping, do you choose your child’s toothbrush? Try having them choose it. That way, your child will get emotionally attached to toothbrushing and will happily brush their teeth when you ask them to.
Children’s toothpaste comes in various flavors, have your child choose which toothpaste they want. As long as they like the taste, they won’t say no to brushing. Most importantly, when your child brushes their teeth without you reminding him, reward them.
Does your child play with stuffed toys or dolls? Ask them to brush the doll’s teeth, and once the child sees how fun it is, they will brush their teeth. If you need any further help with maintaining your child’s dental health, visit us at Texas Premier Dental, our team of experienced dentists will be happy to guide you; call us now at 281.206.0100 to book an appointment.