Do you ever wonder what you should do if you’re interested in protecting your child’s oral health? Naturally, you should help your child brush their teeth and help them floss once their teeth start touching, but do you ever wonder what else you may be able to do? In reality, you should also help your child learn good habits while they’re young. If you do, your children will probably enjoy healthier teeth as they get older.
When it comes to teaching your children anything, repetition is essential. As a general rule, you’ll need at least 30 days to form a habit. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid these issues. For instance, you could create a chart and put a sticker on it each time your child brushes. This can make brushing more fun while helping them create healthy habits.
You should also help your child make decisions. For instance, let your little one choose their toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. If your child is involved in the decision to keep their mouth healthy, they’ll be more likely to cooperate when it’s time to brush and floss.
Finally, try to brush when your children are brushing, since children tend to follow the example you show them. One of the best ways to convince your child to brush is to show them that you brush on a regular basis.
If you’re interested in learning more about helping your child develop healthy dental habits, please don’t hesitate to contact Mountainland Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics in Lehi, Utah, at 801-766-2111. Dr. Matt Swan and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you.