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Do you have a hard time motivating your child to clean their smile each and every day? If so, our Houston smiledocs dental team understands. Oral hygiene for children can be tough. However, we have some tips that might help you help your child. That way they can take care of their smile and grow into good smile-caring habits. Those tips are:

Get products that are made for kids: When you go to the store, buy a child’s toothbrush and toothpaste. These tools usually have cartoon characters on them, which can make brushing fun for kids. You can also try finding a type of floss your child gets excited about. If your child likes the tools they are using, they will most likely like cleaning their smile.

Make it a game: If your child thinks brushing and flossing is a game, they’ll be more likely to clean their smile. So, have them try and make as many bubbles as possible when brushing. You can also tell them that flossing is a secret way of cleaning the harmful particles from your smile, which means the floss is almost like a superhero!

Brush with them: A lot of the time children enjoy brushing if you brush along with them. Make the oral hygiene routine a family activity. You can even get the dog involved! If you all brush together, you’ll all work toward healthy smiles together.

If you do these things, there is a high chance your child will find joy in cleaning their smile every morning and every night. For more tips, details, and information about oral hygiene in Houston, Texas, please remember that you can always call our office at 713.784.6855 at your earliest convenience. Your dentist, Dr. Randall L. Farmer & Isabelle M. Farmer, and our dental team are happy to give you the tips you need to help your child grow into the pristine smile they deserve. We look forward to hearing from you!