Teaching Kids How to Prevent Cavities

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Parents have a lot of responsibilities and even more when you take into account all of the lessons they’re supposed to teach their kids. One of the best things you can do as a parent to help your kids is to teach them how to take care of their mouth and prevent cavities.

Teaching your kids about oral health can save you time and effort because you won’t have to do it for them. Oral health lesson can also instill in your children a respect for good oral health. And, contrary to popular belief, there’s an easy way to help get kids excited about oral health.

Make brushing fun
If you can find a way to make brushing your teeth fun, your kids will be excited to brush morning and night. The trick, of course, is figuring out how to make it fun. Giving out awards for who has the cleanest teeth, or who has the longest streak of brushing without being reminded by mom or dad are two good options to use.

Teach them to floss
Once your kids are old enough, you’ll also want to teach them how to floss. Flossing is a great way to get rid of potential cavities, and there are ways to make flossing fun, too. There are several different kinds of floss – some even emblazoned with cartoon characters – to help make flossing fun for your kids.

While you teach your kids about oral health, you’ll also want to make sure that you’re doing all of these activities, too. Kids learn by example, so if you set a good one of oral health, they are more likely to follow in your footsteps.

If you have any questions about caring for your child’s smile, or if you want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carla LaLande, call us today at 702-254-8858. Our dentist and team at Children's Dental Care & Orthodontics are happy to help care for your kids’ smiles with our pediatric dentistry in Las Vegas, Nevada.