Tips for Helping Kids Brush Their Teeth

Dad brushes his teeth next to his daughter at the sink to encourage her to brush teeth

Encouraging your child to establish great dental health habits when they’re young will make it easier for them to maintain these habits as they advance into adulthood. If you’re having trouble getting your child to brush their teeth every day, we have some tips for you!

Choose Fun Products

If your child likes their dental tools and bathroom decor and has a comfy mat to stand on, they are more likely to find their oral hygiene routine more enjoyable. There are many fun and colorful toothpastes and toothbrushes available that are still safe and effective. For example, consider a pediatric electric toothbrush, which performs much of the “work” of brushing.

Utilize Music & Videos

With iPhones, tablets, and smart home products always at the ready, it’s easy to put on some music or even a fun video while your child brushes. Either option can keep them distracted and entertained while they brush for the full recommended time of two minutes at least twice a day!

Brush with Your Child

There’s no better way to teach your kid the importance of daily oral hygiene than by example. Brush your teeth with your child to show them the proper technique. Talk positively about brushing and flossing your teeth, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist. When you demonstrate that you care about maintaining the health of your own smile, your children will be more likely to model your behavior!

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Here at Las Cruces Dental Solutions, we have the technology, experience, and skills to cater to patients of all ages, including kids! To get your child set up with their next appointment with our friendly team, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!


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