Wednesday, December 2, 2015

How to Make Oral Care Fun for Kids

Brushing and flossing is a good habit to get into at a young age, however it is sometimes hard to get kids to brush and floss routinely. At Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center of Philadelphia, PA, we want to stress the importance of taking care of those baby teeth.

Baby teeth are the place-holders for adult teeth, so even though they will fall out eventually, it is important to keep them healthy and present for as long as they will be there. A good oral care routine is great to start at a young age, as well. Take some tips on how to make brushing and flossing fun for kids!

Let your child pick out their own toothbrush. There are so many different colors and even cartoon characters on toothbrushes. This is a good way to get them excited to brush. Let them pick the flavor of toothpaste they would like to use, too. Just make sure the toothpaste has fluoride in it for cavity fighting.

Another way to get them to brush is to make the actual task fun and exciting. Brush and floss your teeth at the same time and turn on some music. Play their favorite song for two minutes so you both know you are brushing for the right amount of time.

For questions about a good oral hygiene routine, contact Nicholas Cosmetic Dental Center. To schedule a cleaning at our Philadelphia, PA office, call us at (215) 279-1193 or visit our website,

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