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3 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Oral Health

May 30, 2021 12:23 am

Establishing good oral health habits can be difficult for all ages, but especially children who might not understand the long-term impact of routine dental care. In this blog post, we’ll give you three simple tips to help get your kids excited about their dental care.

  1. Teach the Importance
  2. Help your children understand that after their baby teeth, they only get one set of teeth for the rest of their life. Teach them that taking good care of their first set of teeth is good practice for when their permanent adult teeth grow in. Reading children’s books about the dentist is also a good teaching tool! Some of our favorite books include:

    • ABC Dentist: Healthy Teeth From A to Z by Harriet Ziefert
    • Just Going to the Dentist by Mercer Mayer
    • The Crocodile and the Dentist by Taro Gomi
    • Curious George Visits the Dentist by H. A. Rey
    • The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss
    • What to Expect When You Go to the Dentist by Heidi Murkoff


  3. Make Oral Hygiene Fun
  4. Teach your child to brush twice a day for two minutes each time and to floss every day. To make it more enjoyable, let them choose a colorful or themed toothbrush and yummy-flavored toothpaste, turn on some music, and brush with them. Make sure they also have a comfy bathroom mat and bathroom decor they like.

  5. Choose a Kid-Friendly Dentist
  6. Here at Toothfairy Adult and Kids Dentist, we strive to help our young patients have a positive dental experience at our office. We offer kid-friendly amenities, including cozy pillows and blankets, massaging dental chairs, flatscreen TVs with Netflix, hot chocolate and snacks, a play area of toys, and a prize box of treasures.

Looking for a dentist for your whole family? Here at Toothfairy Adult and Kids Dentist, we have experience meeting the unique needs of children. We offer a calming office environment, friendly team, and comprehensive services, and advanced technology. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for your child!

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