Most parents aim to establish a solid foundation of oral hygiene in their children, but many learn that it can be challenging. To some parents, getting their children to brush their teeth can create a frustrating warzone at home. Here at Carolina Dental Care, we understand the unique challenges of providing children with quality oral care, and our experts are ready to help. Here are a few tips to help you avoid toothbrushing battles at home before your next appointment.
It’s Better Together
Depending on the age of your children, brushing their teeth may be a time filled with anxiety. One thing that may help is making the morning brushing routine a group activity. Some children become more willing to do specific tasks when mom and dad are right there. Teeth brushing can be a quick way to bond before starting the morning rush.
Another strategy that can help your children enjoy brushing their teeth is playing their favorite songs while they brush. The music can be an additional comfort factor for them and give them something to look forward to whenever it’s time to take care of their teeth. Just be ready to sing along to help motivate them to join the fun.
Use a Timer
To some kids, brushing their teeth may seem like endless torture. One way you can help reduce some complaints is to set a timer to help them know when brushing time is done. Most experts advise that children brush their teeth for two minutes. If you’re looking for a way to add an element of excitement to your brushing routine, having a timer handy can give your children a countdown for them to beat to make sure their teeth are clean.
How We Help
Pediatric dentistry is one of our many specialties at Carolina Dental Care. We provide a quality experience that you can trust and that your child can feel comfortable in.
We can provide you with the necessary tools to help you and your child establish great brushing habits and identify and address any concerns you may have.
Please contact our office to learn more about our pediatric dental care services. Schedule a consultation by calling us today at 843-756-2273.