How to Improve the Dental Health of Your Child

Tooth decay is the most widespread disease affecting children under the age of five, yet it is entirely avoidable. By brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes at a time, children can considerably diminish their chances of getting a cavity, and help their dental health tremendously. However, it can be challenging for new brushers to enjoy brushing their teeth and brushing long enough to make a difference. Help your first-time brusher enjoy brushing their teeth and get better at it with these steps below.

4 Steps to Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth

1. Show Your Child a Tooth Brushing Video
It can be difficult to keep young children focused enough to brush for two minutes at a time. You can help your child by letting them brush their teeth while watching a tooth brushing video. These videos help children through the brushing process, and each video lasts at least two minutes.

2. Buy a Fun Toothbrush
You can help your child’s dental health by buying them a fun toothbrush that they look forward to using. When searching for a new toothbrush, take your child with you and let them pick one that they find fun and exciting. Check to make sure that the toothbrush handle can fit in their hand, and that the head of the toothbrush is tiny enough to fit into their mouth to brush their teeth.

How to Improve the Dental Health of Your Child

3. Try an Electric Toothbrush
An electric toothbrush is a very appealing option for children who are just beginning to brush their teeth. The electric toothbrushes are easy to operate, and most have timers which tell the operator how much time they have left to brush.

4. Brush your Teeth with Your Child
Help your child brush their teeth by brushing with them. While brushing, you can give them tips, as well as keep an eye on how long they have been brushing. Make a fun routine with your child and have a bit more bonding time together while improving both of your dental health.

New Brushers Love Our Dental Office

If your child is just beginning to brush, then visit our office. Our team can help your child get a healthy smile by starting a healthy brushing routine. To schedule a dentist appointment for your child, call us at (402) 644-3177 or visit Family First Dental’s Home Care for Children page online.


Posted on: Friday, November 10, 2017
Last modified on: Monday, December 11, 2017

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