Tips and tricks for better child dental care
Registered Hygenist Kori Lamberg from Bridges Community Health Care give oral health care tips for parents.
Nothing beats routine. That’s according to Lamberg. She suggested for parents to make teeth brushing a part of the routine after breakfast and before bedtime. That allows the parent to set a good example for their kids.
Monkey see, monkey do. Parents can brush with their children, instilling the routine while completing their own care at the same time. Children can’t simply wet the toothbrush and say they brushed if a parent is watching in the same room.
One mistake to avoid is bribery. Lamberg says that it might make brushing a sweeter deal initially but in the longer run, it won’t work. Making oral care a non-negotiable part of a child’s everyday routine means less fussing when it comes time to brush and floss.