Make It Fun

Telling your kids how important it is to brush and floss and visit the dentist every six months may not be all that it takes to grab their interest. Your pediatric dentist or hygienist will be able to give you some tips on how to encourage kids to actually look forward to learning how to take care of their own teeth.

Make it seem like play, not work. Young children have short attention spans, it goes with the territory and once they lose interest in one activity they’re ready to move on to the next. The thing is, it takes a full two minutes to properly brush their teeth, so the first order of business is to make it fun. Some electric toothbrushes, for instance, come with lots of bells and whistles like flashing lights and built-in timers. They’re also made in kid-friendly forms and sizes, you can even find them with a depiction of your child’s favorite Disney character. Shop the dental care aisle of your favorite variety store.

As important as it is to good oral health, flossing isn’t the most popular part of home dental care, even for adults. When parents and kids do it together, however, flossing can be a fun activity. Pre-strung flossing holders are made for easy handling and in fun colors and shapes – like Spider-Man or Wonder Woman!

Browse the Kaelin Pediatric Dentistry web, take the office tour and all, then call for your appointment @ 303-835-9618 in Parker, CO.

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