February 25, 2021
When you first think about the month of February, you probably have Valentine’s Day in mind. While the popular romantic holiday is exciting to look forward to, there is another thing you should keep in mind during this month. February is Children’s Dental Health Month. You try your best to teach your children about the importance of maintaining a healthy smile, but it can be difficult. Here are a few fun products to help your child get excited to keep up with their oral hygiene routine!
In order to help make brushing more fun for your younger children, consider looking into ‘BrushyBall.’ This bright-yellow, animated brushing coach will walk your kids through a ‘follow the leader’ game while they are cleaning their teeth. By having a fun interactive game to play when brushing, your child will be more motivated to keep up with their oral hygiene.
Waterpik Water Flosser
You usually think of a Waterpik as a tool that adults use in order to freshen up teeth. The good news is that they can help to benefit the smiles of children as well. A Waterpik can be especially helpful for kids who are going through orthodontic treatment for a straighter smile, or kids who have been struggling with interproximal cavities, or cavities between the teeth. It even comes with stickers to make it even more exciting. This way, they can decorate it to express their one-of-a-kind personality.
It is absolutely possible for anyone to maintain a healthy smile using proper technique and a manual brush, but many kids (and adults) have more success when using an electric toothbrush. They help people to remove more plaque on average. Many of them even include built-in timers to help your child know exactly how long they need to brush.
Flossing is an essential step when it comes to maintaining exceptional oral health. Unfortunately, this is a step that many people, including adults, fail to incorporate in their dental hygiene routine. Some kids have a difficult time reaching all of the hard-to-reach areas in their mouth when they floss. GumChucks is a product that are made to help. This dental tool looks like miniature nunchucks. It is a two-handled flossing system with disposable flossing tips meant to make it easier for your child to floss thoroughly while making the ‘c-shape’ that is recommended by dentists.
Brushing may not be the most fun thing in the world, but these products can help. With a little extra motivation and regular checkups with their children’s dentist in Midland, your child will be more likely to maintain a strong, healthy, and happy smile!
About the Author
At Midland Kid’s Dentist, you have not just one, but two children’s dentist providing quality dental treatment to children of all ages. Dr. Weston Jones earned his dental doctorate from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry. He works alongside Dr. Thomas Youngblood, who earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. Both of them are affiliated with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. For more information or to schedule an appointment for your child, visit their website or call (432) 520-5437.
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