Dental Visits

  • Brushing teeth is quite a chore to some kids. I find that many parents feel that brushing is not important if their children still have primary teeth, since these will fall out anyway. However, it is crucial to take care of your child’s primary teeth just as you would their permanent teeth. Improperly flossing and brushing primary teeth can lead to improper growth and development of permanent teeth. I found that allowing your child to choose his or her own toothbrush and toothpaste makes brushing fun, as well as constructing a “brushing chart” on the wall with stickers being placed in the mornings and evenings after each brushing. It’s an easy and fun way to keep track and promote brushing. What ways do you persuade your kids to brush daily?

  • We have had good luck in that our toddler loves to brush with her various toothbrushes. We have multiple and let her choose each night.