February 4, 2023
You’re trying to teach your kids about the importance of practicing excellent oral hygiene, but frankly, it can be difficult to convince them 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 a children’s dentist in Arlington shares some fun product ideas.
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 going through orthodontic treatment for a straighter smile or those struggling with interproximal cavities between the teeth.
To make it more exciting for your little one, the Waterpik even includes stickers. This way, they can decorate it to express their one-of-a-kind personality.
Flossing is important for 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.”
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 remove more plaque; many even include built-in timers to help your child know how long they need to brush.
To make brushing more fun for younger children, you could consider BrushyBall. This bright-yellow, animated brushing coach will walk your kids through a “follow the leader” game. Playing a fun interactive game while brushing may be just what your child needs to get motivated.
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 Health Month, and their dentist will be ready to help all year long!
About the Author
Dr. James Gray has been hard at work for the smiles of patients for three decades. He’s a member of the American Dental Association and a past president of the Arlington Dental Study Club. Dr. Gray earned his dental doctorate from the University of Texas Dental School in San Antonio. A father of three, Dr. Gray understands the importance of getting kids motivated to care for their teeth and gums. He offers dental sealants, fluoride treatments, and other services to protect developing smiles. You can schedule an appointment for your child on his website or call (817) 460-4131.
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