Posted on August 19, 2020 | Hot Topics
Have you ever felt like a pro wrestler trying to wrangle your child during their nightly teeth brushing routine?
Maintaining good oral hygiene for your baby can feel like a battle. By the time teething pains begin to ease, our kiddos have a mouth full of teeth to keep clean and a general disdain for the toothbrush. Here are five easy ways to make your child’s brushing routine a breeze:
Remember, kindness and consistency is key! Your child needs to know that brushing their teeth is just a normal part of the daily routine to keep their body healthy, like washing their hands, or eating healthy foods. And, of course, brushing your baby’s teeth is important to prevent decayed enamel, cavities, and even tooth loss, which can impact the health of secondary teeth. Many parents are worried that they will create negative feelings about toothbrushing if they insist that their crying child brushes, but with kindness and consistency, your child will likely catch on and become more enthusiastic!
We know this can be a challenge for both you and your baby, but the struggle is worth the lasting habit that can be formed.
We love Blossom Pediatric Dentistry! I have twin 11 year old boys, who have had previous major anxiety about the dentist. Not with Dr. Barber. She has an amazing bedside manner...
- Lauren Sherick, Mother of Patient
We had an amazing experience at our first visit at Blossom Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Barber and her entire staff are friendly, knowledgeable, and excellent with children.
- Mother of Patient