Learning about dental health is vital for everyone in your family. Even though you should focus your efforts on your kids, that doesn’t mean that the older members of your family have the knowledge that they need as well. Prioritizing family dental care is one way to help ensure that everyone’s dental health is the best that it can be.
Let Children Pick Toothbrushes
A fantastic way to get your children excited about brushing their teeth is to let them pick the toothbrushes that they want. Don’t force anything on them; as crucial as this good habit is, you don’t want to put too much pressure on them, especially when they are still young. Bright colors and beloved cartoon characters can hook your kids on something good for them.
Play Music While Brushing
Another idea is to spend time together when you brush your teeth. Show your children how to clean correctly, including the trouble spots along the gum line and on the tongue. Then remember to floss and use mouthwash, even if what they use tastes like bubblegum or chocolate instead of the mint or grape flavors that you prefer. Play some music during this part of the dental care routine and make dental health a fun game that they will enjoy playing.
Start Visiting the Dentist Together
Believe it or not, you can have kids start to visit the dentist when they are six months old! Although they might not have reached their teething phase yet, you can still expose them to the idea of going to the dentist. Plus, doing this will make them feel more comfortable, and they will be eager to go again instead of dreading it.
Follow Up on Appointments
Depending on when your next appointment is, you can take them with you. Make sure that you don’t forget about it, doing whatever you can to set a reminder that will help you remember to take time off of work. Some offices are open on weekends, but not all are. Seeing your dentist is a crucial part of improving dental health, and it’s just as crucial for you as it is for your little ones!
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!