How to Instill Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Children
Our children are our most prized and precious assets and what we teach them and what they learn will affect them for the rest of their lives. Good oral hygiene is just as important as taking a bath and taking pride in the cleanliness of your body. The way our teeth look is a visual confirmation of the respect and care we have for our overall health.
The most people get check-ups from their dentist as well as their doctor because they know how important it is to have good oral health. You can look at a child’s teeth and tell that their parents have instilled in them self-respect due to proper self-care.
It is said that a child learns best by imitating so parents must teach their children by example. When children see that their parents care about their oral hygiene then they will care about theirs.
Here are 6 ways parents can promote good oral hygiene with their children:
Brush and floss along with your children and make sure that they see you enjoying it and discuss with them why.
Take your children with you to the dentist and show them why it’s important to see the dentist.
Encourage good healthy eating practices and discuss why it’s important to your teeth.
Discuss oral hygiene with your children, if it’s important to you, it will be important to them.
Practice smiling with them in the mirror to show them why their smile is important.
Take them to the Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, as early as 7 to start a healthy dental plan.
It is never to early to teach your child the importance of dental health and not just telling them but showing them why it’s important. Instilling good dental health practices in your child is a practice that will see them through a lifetime of healthy gums and teeth, and it will also increase their self-esteem and self-respect. People who can smile in the mirror with pride can smile at anyone with pride. Let Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, help you to instil dental pride in your child and keep them orally healthy all the days of their lives. Their self-esteem and self-respect depend on it. You’re not in this alone, contact their Miami, Brickell, or Weston dental offices to learn more about how Dr. Yazji and her team can add value to your child´s smile!
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