Teaching your kids good oral hygiene techniques early will put them on the road to a lifetime of good oral health.
It’s very hard to convince an older child that they should be spending more time brushing and flossing their teeth each morning and night. But, if they’ve done it for as long as they can remember, they should have established it as a normal, routine habit.
While getting your kids used to the back to school routine, make sure they don’t skimp on their brushing and flossing each morning and evening. Be creative, suggest they floss while reading a homework assignment. If your child likes stickers, make a reward chart for brushing and flossing. Have a reward at the end of the week if they receive all seven stars. It can be as simple as a trip to the library or favorite playground. You can even download a monthly chart from the WDA’s Mouth Healthy Kids webs site.