Getting your kids to to do anything can be difficult at times and it is often made worse when it is something they’re supposed to be doing because it’s good for their health. While kids might never like going to the doctor where they get inoculations and have to hang out in boring waiting rooms, at La Petite Dentistry in Hudson your kids will love coming to the dentist! We make sure that our waiting room and our exam rooms are fun and our staff is trained to understand how kids feel at the dentist in order to make them feel safe and comfortable. Call us today to set up an appointment for your children. If you need a few tips about how to make dental hygiene fun, read on!
Spend “Tooth Time” Together
Turning brushing and flossing into a routine will help your child not only accept dental hygiene practices as a part of their day to day life, but look forward to it. If you help them brush in the morning and then brush along with them, you can show them how important it is to take care of their teeth if they want to grow up to have a great smile. Find a song that they really like (and is approximately two minutes long) and play it every time you brush. This will help establish the routine and practice of brushing for at least two minutes and it associates what is basically a boring chore with something really fun.
Leave Your Hang Ups at the Door
One of the best things you can do to make your kids enjoy taking care of their teeth is by showing them that you like it, too. Even if you hate going to the dentist, tell your kids that it is awesome, that it is fun, that the dentist is cool, and that taking care of your teeth will help them stay healthy and happy throughout their lives. Kids don’t like doing things that they don’t see their parents doing, and they want to be seen as grown-ups, so show them how grown-ups act.
If you need more suggestions about making brushing and flossing fun for your kids, ask our pediatric dentist for help when you bring your children in for a dental checkup. We’re here to make sure your children start out their lives with high-quality dental care so they will continue to take care of their oral health throughout their lives. Contact us to set up an appointment!