Did you know that the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents continue to supervise their children’s tooth-brushing until the age of twelve. As a mother, you will know how hard it is to get your little devils to brush two times a day. Here’s what Dr. Ranjitha of Green Meadow Dental, Newington, CT, recommends as a solution to your struggles.
Your wide range of choice to boost dental hygiene in the family ranges from hi-tech toothbrushes, to mobile apps for brushing and tooth timers! Take your pick and use these necessary reinforcements to help you entice kids to keep brushing.
- Background Music
Let your child bop along to the music as they hear the rhythm of their toothbrush going up and down round and round. You could either play your child’s favourite song, or use your imagination and make up a silly song on brushing.
- Bubbles of Joy
Just like taking baths, kid’s hate brushing their teeth. Well, our solution for both is BUBBLES. Making bubbles out of toothpaste while encouraging bubble-making contest with your kids. It’s bound to give you the coolest mom award!
- It’s all in the game
Most kids need a game to get on board. From describing the bacteria as various wild animals for them to chase around with a toothbrush (toothbrush is the super hero in your story), to describing the brush as a tooth-tickler meant to tickle every teeth, let your imagination run wild! Hang a brushing chart on your bathroom wall, and give your child a sticker/or a star every time your child brushes thoroughly.
Many people from Meriden come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children.
Stay connected with useful information on kids dental care by getting in touch with Dr. Ranjitha of Green Meadow Dental at 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Many people from Meriden come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children. We also service patients from surrounding areas including West Hartford, Farmington and Weatherfield.