Raising healthy, happy children is one of the most rewarding experiences life has to offer, but with that comes tremendous responsibility.
We live in such a competitive, fast-moving culture, it can be really difficult to stay on top of your child’s dental health.
Helpful Tips For Your Child’s Dental Health!
No worries! Here are a few helpful tips to keep in mind from your friends at Butte Family Dental as we celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month!
*Trust Our Kid-Friendly Dentists & Staff*
If you want your kids to have healthy smiles for a lifetime, the best gift you can give them is confidence.
They can avoid the oral health pitfalls caused by dental anxiety as adults when they grow up feeling completely comfortable at the dentist office.
You can start by trusting our kid-friendly dentists and staff at Butte Family Dental!
We’re great with the little ones, going out of our way to make every child feel safe and comfortable with their surroundings when they visit us!
*Make Daily Dental Care A Routine*
No child will own up to it, but parents know that kids take comfort in structure and routine. It gives them a sense of security and helps them grow into more responsible adults.
Make daily dental care a routine right along with all your other day-to-day rituals. This will eventually become second nature to them, so that when they’re older, taking care of their teeth and gums will be a normal part of their lives.
*Don’t Make Brushing A Bore*
No matter how old you get, you know how hard it is to make boring tasks a habit. While you have the maturity to do what needs to be done regardless, kids don’t.
Because of that, your best chance for getting the kids to make daily brushing and flossing a regular part of their routine is to make it fun!
You can play music to help them adhere to the two-minute brushing rule recommended by the ADA, create a reward system that gives kids more motivation to brush their teeth, and even take the kids shopping so they can pick out their own toothbrush.
Whatever you have to do to make good oral hygiene more exciting for the little ones will be worth the effort!
*Practice Healthy Habits As A Family*
If you tell your kids to do one thing, and let them watch you do another, you won’t be very successful at instilling healthy habits.
That’s why you want to make good health a priority for everyone in your family. When your children see you making healthy dietary choices and staying active, they’ll be more likely to do the same when they’re older.
And since you’re the adult, you’re in complete control of the foods and drinks in the kitchen. Keep your fridge and pantry well-stocked with nutrient-rich, whole fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy products, and make sweets and junk food snacks a special occasion treat only.
Call For An Appointment!
As a parent, you have enough on your plate day in and day out. Caring for your child’s teeth shouldn’t be an added stress.
Let us make it easy for you with our extended office hours, comprehensive, quality dentistry, and our kid-friendly atmosphere!