At Renken Dentistry in Georgetown, TX, we love to see our patients practice good oral habits. This is indicating to us that we’re doing our job right by our oral education. The formation of habits begins at a very young age and can carry our patients well into adulthood. As a parent, though, you may be asking what you can do to help your child develop good oral habits. In this article, we’ll take a look at a few hacks that will help you with exactly this.
Create a Dental Schedule for Your Children
It’s commonly said that most habits are formed in 66 days. However, depending on the age of your child, their habits and how they are formed can vary. Aside from the habits formed at home, making sure your child doesn’t miss any of their scheduled dental appointments is also very important to put them on the right path for healthy teeth.
Keep Extra Supplies Around the House
Making sure you never run out of oral supplies is important to keep your child motivated to keep their teeth clean. Having several brushes on hand will also keep things sanitary.
Teach Good Dental Habits
A few more tips and tricks come in the form of the things listed below.
Get started with educational TV shows and books
Create a dental chart
Lead by example
Show and tell
Involve them in the process
Teach about health risks
Teach proper techniques
Begin teaching your child good oral health habits today!