Ensuring that your children have the best oral health possible is one of the more difficult parts about being a parent. On top of that, kids are notorious for not wanting to brush their teeth. So how do you help them have good oral health?

Let’s look at a few things Dr. Matt Swan recommends you do.

Get them in early

The earlier your kids visit our Mountainland Pediatric Dental & Orthodontics office in Lehi, Utah, the better. They should see a dentist when they get their first tooth or on their first birthday – whichever comes first. The reason to get them in early is that bringing kids to the dentist early in life helps establish the dentist – and oral health – as an important part of life.

Make brushing fun

You can come up with some sort of reward your kids get if they brush twice a day for a week (just make sure it’s not sugary treats!) to help them want to brush. There are a million different incentives you can provide your kids with to help them want to brush their teeth.

Teach them to floss

Flossing is one of the most important parts of an oral health routine that’s often overlooked, even by adults. Teaching your kids to floss will help them have better oral health, and if you get them the individually-packaged flossers, they may enjoy flossing more.

If you need more help with getting your kids to have great oral health, call us today at 801-766-2111.

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