Teaching your child the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth daily definitely isn't easy, but it is something that is very important. Thankfully, your child's pediatric dentist is full of knowledge and experience when it comes to this issue, and they have several tricks and tips up their sleeve to help you out. This article will discuss 3 dental tips to get your kids excited about brushing and flossing their teeth.
Download A Brushing App
One excellent way to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth is to download a brushing app on your cell phone or tablet. This app will generally include different songs and/or videos that play for the duration of time that your child should be brushing their teeth. This not only gets your child excited about brushing morning and night because they know that they get to use the fun app, but it also teaches them where they need to brush their teeth and how long they need to brush each area.
Purchase Colorful Floss Picks
Most stores that sell dental tools have tools that are created specifically for children to use. These tools are not only made to fit the dental requirements of children, such as smaller size brush heads and brushes, kid-friendly toothpaste, etc., but they are also made to look more fun and exciting as well. If you are trying to get your child to floss specifically, your dentist may recommend that you purchase some of the colorful floss picks that are made smaller in size and come in a package that generally contains several colors. Your child can pick a color to use each time that they floss, and they will love that the flosser is small enough for them to hold themselves.
Get Electric Toothbrushes
Rather than getting your child a traditional manual toothbrush, your dentist may recommend that you get them an electric toothbrush. There are electric toothbrushes that are made specifically for children, making it easy for you to find one that will fit your child's needs. Your child will love that the electric toothbrush vibrates and spins on their teeth, and you can teeth them how to hold the brush and rotate it in their mouth so that they are still brushing effectively. This helps greatly with the motivation factor to brush their teeth, and you may find that they will actually remind you that it is time to brush their teeth because they are so excited.
Talk to a dentist, like those at Brit E. Bowers, DDS, for more information.