Does your child despise caring for their smile? If so, they’re not the only child who does. Many would rather be playing with their toys or games instead of brushing and flossing. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to spice up their oral hygiene routine. You can make oral hygiene fun for them! Our dentist, Dr. Troy Hardy, encourages you to do so by doing the following things:
-Let your child use fun oral hygiene tools: There are many toothbrushes and toothpastes that can make oral hygiene fun for your child. In fact, there are tools that have many different characters and superheroes on them as well as different types of toothbrushes, like electric toothbrushes. Take your child to the store and have them pick out their favorite tools.
-Make oral hygiene a fun family activity: When it’s time for your child to brush, it’s time for you to brush! Show them how much you love brushing and flossing your teeth. You can even play your favorite two-minute song and dance while you clean your smile!
-Make oral hygiene a game: Tell your child that the more they brush, the more bubbles they create in their mouth. See how many bubbles they can make! You can also use a timer to see who can brush for the entire two minutes. It might be tough!
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about children’s oral hygiene in South Jordan, Utah, please contact Copper Cove Pediatric Dentistry and talk to a member of our dental team. All you need to do is dial 801-446-2080 and we will be more than happy to help you!