Developing Good Dental Habits for Your Kids


If you’ve ever raised a child, protecting their health has probably been a high priority. You may also understand that teaching them good habits can help them stay healthy well into their adult life. As you may have guessed, the same applies to your dental health. In reality, there are a few things you can do to help your child keep their mouth healthy.

Of course, please understand that it may take some time for you teach your child the importance of dental hygiene. Luckily, there are a few things you might be able to do to help your child form a habit. For example, you might be able to turn brushing time into a game. Try creating a chart to mark your child’s brushing. You could also consider using stickers to mark each time your little one brushes.

You should also help your child make decisions. For instance, let your little one choose their toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. If your child is involved in the decision to keep their mouth healthy, they’ll be more likely to cooperate when it’s time to brush and floss.

Finally, try to brush when your children are brushing, since children tend to follow the example you show them. One of the best ways to convince your child to brush is to show them that you brush on a regular basis.

If you’re interested in learning more about helping your child develop healthy dental habits, please don’t hesitate to contact LOL Dental & Orthodontics at 936.463.0162. Dr. Nieku Manshadi and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you.