Fun Dental Hygiene Habits for the Little Ones

Little boy brushing his teeth in front of a mirrorHelp your little ones maintain bright and healthy smiles by turning the same old dental hygiene routine into a fun activity. Apart from using dental sealants which redwoodpd.com says prevent tooth damage, practicing certain habits will give them a healthy and happy smile for longer.

Ensure that your children are cavity-free the next time they visit their pediatric dentist by forming these habits.

1. Get them a special brush to use. 

Make sure that your kids remain attentive to their oral health by introducing a fun-looking toothbrush. Get a soft-bristled electric one with their favorite character on it. Some brushes even have audio that sings their favorite singer’s songs—you can get one of these to motivate the young ones to brush their teeth.

2. Monitor the time. 

As mentioned by the American Dental Association, brushing should last for at least two minutes, two times a day. Make sure that your children brush long enough by getting a two-minute sand time for them. Like a racing game, have your kids start a habit of flipping the sand timer before they start brushing their teeth.

3. Purchase special toothpaste. 

You can even add a little fun to your kids’ toothpaste by avoiding typical minty ones. Try those different flavors such watermelon or strawberry so they will get excited every time they have to brush their teeth.

4. Search for informational videos and books.

Informational resources don’t always have to be boring; not all of them make children fall asleep in the middle of reading or watching. Visit the library and borrow a children’s book that will inspire your little ones to maintain healthy dental habits. You can even search for fun videos online that will educate without boring them. 

As much as you can, make them understand how valuable their dental health is. With these fun activities, your little ones will not only don beautiful smiles when they grow up. They will also keep following the habits for healthier teeth and gums.