3 Ways to Get Your Child Excited About Oral Health

If your child feels like taking care of their teeth is a drag, we’re here to help. Today, we’re sharing ways you can get your child excited about oral health. Here are a few tips:

  • Teach them about its importance.

It always helps to learn why you need to do something. Read a few books about teeth with your child that teach the important role that teeth play in their mouth. Consider The Tooth Book by Dr. Seuss or The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist by Stan and Jan Berenstain. Both will expose your child to the importance of teeth in a fun and informative way!

In addition, we also have a fun video you can watch with them that shares fun facts about teeth:

  • Make it a fun experience.

There’s no reason for teeth brushing and flossing to be boring. Make it fun by letting them choose a fun toothbrush. It can be their favorite character or play music! Deciding on their favorite flavor of toothpaste can also make it more enjoyable. Letting them have a choice gives them a sense of control over the responsibility.

  • Use a reward chart.

Get a reward chart for your child and have them track every time they brush or floss. When they get to a certain number, give them a prize! It could be a small toy or a visit to their favorite place. Rewarding them for this behavior will encourage them to continue it easily. 

If your child hasn’t had their checkup scheduled, bring them in for an appointment! We see children ages 3 and up. We’d love to get them excited about oral health in Charlotte, NC. Call Charlotte Dentistry at 704-285-0846 to schedule a visit or you can online.