If your kids would just get excited about brushing and flossing their teeth and you knew that shouting out “go brush your teeth” would result in squeals of joy, life would be so easy! Alas, this is not the case. You can repeat yourself 10 times and still discover dry toothbrushes and deer-in-headlights looks from your kiddos who are surprised to hear they should have finished their dental hygiene sessions many moons ago! So, how to turn this experience around from a negative one to something that’s filled with fun? Your children’s dentist can help with this common dilemma.
Let Your Kids Get Involved
Your children’s dentist suggests: Don’t sneak into the dental hygiene aisle and grab the items you think your kids will love. You’re an adult, remember, so they might not completely love your selections. Instead, bring them along with you or ask about their preferences. This can make things a lot more exciting.
Get Into The Kid Frame Of Mind
If you’re headed to the store without your kiddos, do your best to get into the frame of mind of your children! What colors do they love? What embellishments, characters, and flavors? These are the things that will make them feel overjoyed about the special toothpaste, floss, and other dental hygiene products you present to them (and it will make brushing and flossing a time to smile instead of frown).
Add The Extra Details
Remember that the time you spend in the bathroom brushing teeth together, flossing, etc., can be enjoyable. Add extra details, so everyone loves it! Hand out star stickers for a job well done, strive to reach goals, dance when it’s over, listen to music: It’s up to you, says your children’s dentist!
Make Smile Time Fun With Our Kid Tips
Take some tips to heart, so you and your kids have a much more enjoyable time with brushing. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.