Ensuring that your child will have healthy, white, and strong teeth in the future requires that you care about his dental health from birth onwards.
It is unfortunate that many parents do not train their kids to develop good oral health habits until their child's baby teeth start being replaced by permanent teeth. They are under the impression that baby teeth do not need much attention since they will eventually fall off anyway.
They do not realize that kids who have cavities in their baby teeth are more likely to develop cavities as adults. If you want your child's teeth to be healthy, you should start worrying about his oral health now.
Tips to Help Kids Develop Good Dental Hygiene Habits
To help your child develop healthy oral care habits that he will practice and continue into adulthood, you should make the process as enjoyable for him as possible, so he will always have good memories of the experience.
If your toddler associates dental care practices such as brushing, rinsing and flossing to something pleasurable and exciting, he will develop a lifelong habit of caring for his oral health.
To make tooth brushing an exciting time for your toddler, buy a toothbrush, cup, and toothpaste with cartoon characters or drawings that your child loves. You can also play a fun song about brushing teeth while you help him brush his. You can also consider brushing your own teeth, so you can effectively teach your kid the proper way to do it.
It is important to note that as a parent, your child's oral health is as important as his physical and emotional health, which is why you should also focus on teaching your child dental care as early as possible. Get in touch with us today if you want more information or have questions about your child's oral care.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at Orthodontics: (415) 681-8500 Pediatric Office: (415) 661-8383 today.