Can you believe fall is already here? We certainly can’t. Although fall is a wonderful time of the year with pumpkin-flavored everything, crisp apples, cooler weather, and changing leaves, it also means the holidays are just around the corner. With the busy-ness of soccer practices, holiday parties, gift shopping, and winter break vacation planning, make sure you don’t fall behind with your child’s oral health habits. Our team has provided the following four tips to keep your child’s teeth happy and healthy this season!
1. Create a Routine
Humans are creatures of habit – it’s much easier to do something when you’re used to doing it at the same time and place each day. Oral hygiene should be the same: make sure your kids are brushing their teeth at roughly the same time each morning and night. Once they get in the groove, it will be easier for them to carry healthy oral hygiene habits with them throughout their lives!
2. Be Your Child’s Oral Hygiene Teacher & Coach
No matter if they’re at home, at school, or on the field, find ways to teach and encourage your kids to make healthy life choices physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. Encourage them to drink plenty of water and regularly teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene and a healthy diet. If you make healthy oral habits a daily part of their life, your children will be more interested in doing things to promote strong teeth and to prevent cavities.
3. Get Creative
Brushing teeth doesn’t have to be boring! Play music to turn your child’s oral hygiene routine into a dance party. Let your kids pick out wacky toothbrush colors and interesting toothpaste flavors. Many electric toothbrushes even light up and feature characters from kids’ TV shows and movies. If your kiddo has difficulty using traditional string floss, consider buying a water flosser made for kids.
4. Let us Help
At Sunshine Pediatric Dentistry, we want each one of our patients to have outstanding oral health so we make it easy for your kids to get the dental care they need. We offer family block appointments to save you time and hassle, and sedation dentistry if your child experiences dental anxiety or dental fear. Moreover, our welcoming waiting area has plenty of entertainment options, including toys, books, blankets, WiFi, TVs, beverages, and snacks. Contact us with additional questions about how to improve your child’s oral health this fall!
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