You’re trying to teach your children about the importance of practicing excellent oral hygiene, but let’s be honest – it can be difficult to convince kids to get excited about keeping their teeth healthy. After all, an oral hygiene routine isn’t usually considered a fun activity. Fortunately, there are all sorts of products on the market to help make it easier for kids to stay on top of their dental health. What better way to celebrate National Children’s Dental Health Month? Read on as your children’s dentist in Dublin shares some product ideas.
While it is possible for anyone to maintain a healthy smile using proper technique and a manual brush, many children and adults have more success with an electric toothbrush. They help patients to remove more plaque and many of them even include built-in timers to help your child know how long they need to brush.
To make brushing more fun for your younger children, you could consider BrushyBall. This is a bright-yellow, animated brushing coach that will walk your kids through a “follow the leader” game. Having a fun interactive game to play when brushing may be just what your child needs to get motivated.
Waterpik Water Flosser
Generally, Waterpiks are thought of as a tool for adults to use. However, they can benefit the smiles of children as well. It can be especially helpful for kids who are going through orthodontic treatment for a straighter smile or those who have been struggling with interproximal cavities between the teeth. To make it more exciting for your little one, it even includes stickers. This way, they can decorate it to express their one-of-a-kind personality.
Flossing is important when it comes to maintaining excellent oral health. However, this is a step that many people, including adults, fail to incorporate into their dental hygiene regimen. Some kids can find it difficult to reach all the areas in their mouth when they floss. GumChucks are a product that can help. This dental tool looks like miniature nunchucks and is a two-handled flossing system with disposable flossing tips. This may make it easier for your child to floss thoroughly while making the dentist-recommended “c-shape.”
Brushing may not be super exciting on its own, but with these dental products, your kiddo is in for a more fun and effective oral hygiene routine. There’s a better chance they’ll treat every day like National Children’s Dental Hygiene Month, and we’ll be here to help all year long as your dentist in Dublin!
About the Practice
At Distinctive Smiles of Dublin, our practice focuses on a positive experience for our patients. Our dentists and staff appreciate the confidence placed in us, so we take extensive continuing education courses to improve the services we offer. The products mentioned in this blog post can help build your child’s enthusiasm about oral health, and we can lend a hand with a dental cleaning and exam for them twice each year. You can schedule an appointment on our website or by calling (614) 792-1800.