Hi guys, I hope you are having an amazing week like mine. As parents we want our children to have excellent dental hygiene. This helps your teeth grow healthy and strong. The least we want is for them to have problems where their teeth are affected. We can make your life easier by teaching you how to take care of your teeth. That is why today we will give you some tips on how to teach them this.
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How to educate the youngest on dental hygiene
Educating the youngest in the house can be difficult for those at an early age. Children are often hyperactive and it is difficult for them to concentrate. But with proper guidance, they can fully exploit their ability to learn. Children are like a sponge, absorbing knowledge and habits in an impressive way. Here is a list of the best techniques you can adopt.
Patience is the most important
The first thing you should know is that children require patience for everything. If they don’t listen to you or don’t do things well, you should try to be patient. Never yell at them or make him feel bad, on the contrary, support him and talk to him. So gather all your patience because at first it is not an easy task for them. As parents we must take care of and love our children, in addition this will create very beautiful memories during your life.
The example starts at home
You can’t expect your children to adopt good dental hygiene if you don’t. You should start by setting the example at home. One of the ways children learn is through imitation. They love doing what their parents and siblings do. So if you have older siblings at home, it is good that they are a good example as well. Brushing your teeth together is a great way to spend some quality family time.
To have good dental hygiene, you need to brush your teeth at least 3 times a day. Especially after eating to clean the teeth of food debris. Try to teach them to be careful and not brush aggressively. Since this can damage the enamel of the teeth and gums. When they have permanent teeth, you can teach them to floss and mouthwash.
Dental hygiene as a game
Another way that helps the youngest to learn better dental hygiene is through games. Children love to play and it is easier for them to learn the rules. It also works so that they see it as something enjoyable instead of a boring routine. One of the most common techniques is to make up a song. If you need inspiration, on YouTube there are many videos with children’s songs.
You can also use a reward system, awarding prizes for brushing their teeth. You can award a star for each time they do it and by accumulating enough they win a prize. However, you should think of a prize that they like, it can be their favorite food or sweet. But don’t spoil them too much or they’ll get used to eating a lot of sweets. Another reward can be to take them to an amusement park or a toy they want.
A very modern way to teach them about dental hygiene is the phone apps. My kids love a Pokémon because they can see their favorite characters. The app does a very good job of teaching you good brushing technique. Another way to get them interested in caring for their teeth is by allowing them to choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste. This way they will feel integrated into the activity.
Beyond home care
You should also educate your children that their dental hygiene does not only involve brushing. It is important that they go to the dentist from an early age. This way they will not feel scared to go and will lose their fear of dentists. Many of the patients that I have had that refer fear to dentists is because they were not young. So educate them to understand that we just want to help them have beautiful teeth.
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This is all for today, I hope you liked the article. See you next week with a new article. I know that being a parent is difficult and educating your children for dental hygiene is too. But it’s worth it when you see them brushing their teeth for the first time and their teeth look white and beautiful.