No child will ever pick up on a habit without first being enticed to do so in some way. Monkey see, monkey do after all. Meaning, if you want your child to pick up on any habit you believe to be important, be sure to continuously do that same act around them. This is especially true of brushing your teeth. Any child’s oral hygiene will likely be predicated on the hygiene of their parents. Helping your child establish these healthy dental habits at a young age is the best chance at making sure they maintain those habits into their adult lives. Unfortunately, for most parents, fostering these habits can be a nightmare. Many children will struggle with the motivation it requires to put forth the consistency necessary to form this habit. Be sure to act as their motivator, because the sooner these consistent routines are met, parents can more reliably count on a child sticking to those routines on their own. Incentivize your child as necessary, whether with an individualized toothbrush or with a small toy every time they brush. No parent wants their child to suffer through the pain that comes from mediocre dental hygiene. To learn more about how to keep your child’s dental health in check, continue reading on to the infographic embedded alongside this post.
A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health this resource was contributed by Natomas Crossing Dental Care, your first choice for emergency dental service