Just like anything else, having a healthy smile comes with a significant amount of discipline. One has to build great dental habits in order to maintain a peerless smile. Below are some great
ways to built those good habits that you can keep with you for a lifetime and even bestow them upon your children.
As with many habits, this one will grow stronger as you age. It helps if you start early. Make sure you cultivate a good routine for yourself and for your kids, because forming and keeping good
dental practices takes a bit of time.
Make sure that your kids know how well you brush your teeth, set the right example. Brush side by side with your kids so they can mirror your technique. Make sure you educate your children
about gum disease and what can happen down the road if they don’t brush, floss and very important come see Bedford Dental Group twice annually.
Go ahead and choose a toothpaste that is appealing to your kid’s sensibilities. If you’re feeling diplomatic, you can even let them choose their own toothbrush. If he likes Spider Man, go with Spider Man. If her favorite color is pink, let her grab the pink one that says “Diva” on it. Let them express themselves, pick brushes with their favorite cartoon characters, etc. Shake things up with rainbow floss. Whatever you can do to make the situation fun.
Speaking of fun, it’s important that you let them get messy. Good brushing is often messy. Use available color dissolving agents to show exactly where plaque resides.
Set goals for yourself and your children. Give rewards for achievements. It helps to have something to work towards, something to reach for.
Make sure you keep us in the loop. We’ll assess how you and your family are doing when you come in for your checkup. Make sure you don’t forget, because it’s important that you arrange yours twice annually. Call Bedford Dental Group to schedule your visit today.