The Facts About Your Child’s Oral Habits

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If you’ve ever raised a child, protecting their health has probably been a high priority. You may also understand that teaching them good habits can help them stay healthy well into their adult life. As you may have guessed, the same applies to your dental health. In reality, there are a few things you can do to help your child keep their mouth healthy.

When it comes to teaching your children anything, repetition is essential. As a general rule, you’ll need at least 30 days to form a habit. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid these issues. For instance, you could create a chart and put a sticker on it each time your child brushes. This can make brushing more fun while helping them create healthy habits.

You should also help your child make decisions. For instance, let your little one choose their toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. If your child is involved in the decision to keep their mouth healthy, they’ll be more likely to cooperate when it’s time to brush and floss.

Another thing you should consider doing is brushing your teeth at the same time as your children. As you probably know, children tend to follow the example of their parents. In other words, if your little one sees you brush your teeth, they’ll be more likely to brush their teeth on their own—especially if you brush your teeth with them regularly.

If you’re interested in learning more about helping your child develop healthy dental habits, please don’t hesitate to contact DentalWorks at 903-675-0023. Dr. Jennifer Morgan and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you.