There are the big details, the tiny details, and everything in between that can make children’s dental care seem quite complex. Since you’re looking at the world and oral health care through the eyes of an adult, getting yourself back into the headspace of a child take a little bit of work. The good news is that once you remember how to regain that perspective (and take some of our helpful suggestions seriously), you will find that keeping kids’ smiles safe and sound is not too challenging at all.
Tip: Remember, Your Kids Are Watching You
Keep in mind that your little ones are watching what you’re doing! Like little sponges, they soak up all that you are doing. So, promote optimal children’s dental care at home by setting a good example. Don’t share your toothbrush, don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth, etc.
Tip: Don’t Give Kids Fluoride Until They Can Spit!
Fluoride is absolutely essential for effective children’s dental care. However, that’s generally something that begins around age three. For babies and very young children who cannot yet spit the product out, you will need to use products without fluoride.
Tip: Explain Teeth To Your Kids
Yes, you can tell your kids that dental care is extremely important because they don’t want cavities. However, that doesn’t mean much to them. What will help them better understand why brushing and flossing is so important is if you explain to them why they have teeth! Talk about how yucky and yellow their smiles can look if they don’t brush and floss. Explain that they need their teeth to chew the foods they like. They even need them to talk!
Ask For Help With Children’s Care From Our Team
Keep in mind that we will be more than happy to offer suggestions for getting through to your little ones, so they are a bit more cooperative with brushing and flossing! Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.