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How do I get my kids to brush their teeth better?

Regular brushing is vital in maintaining your oral health, but we all know how difficult it can be to get your kids to brush their teeth on a regular basis. Fortunately, a pediatric dentist or a family dentist in East Colorado Springs can help you keep your children’s teeth healthy!

Here are some tips to help you encourage good oral hygiene and regular brushing:

woman teaching her young daughter how to brush her teethBegin Dental Visits Early

Beginning dental visits at a young age is a good way to teach good oral hygiene practices that can last a lifetime. We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental appointment when his or her first tooth erupts.

After that first appointment, make sure to schedule regular exams for your children as they grow. Frequency is important when it comes to dental exams.

Use Products that Make Brushing Fun 

Many products are available to make brushing more fun and to make sure your child brushes for an appropriate amount of time. You can try a sand timer, designed to be flipped over to allow the sand to run out and allow your child to flip it over as they begin brushing, or you can use a toothbrush that has a built-in digital timer.

There are a variety of such products available, so find the product that works best for your children and use it to improve your children’s brushing time. You can also allow your child to choose their own toothbrush or toothpaste to make the tooth brushing experience more personalized for them. 

Family Dentistry in East Colorado Springs, CO

Fortunately, Michael Terveen is a family dentist who has a lot of experience with helping parents maintain the oral hygiene of their children. In addition to brushing and flossing at home, Dr. Terveen also recommends regular teeth cleanings and exams at our East Colorado Springs dental office. 

Reach out to Springs Family Dental today to schedule your child’s dental appointment

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