February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is a whole month dedicated to ensuring that your kids’ smiles are as bright as they can be.
Any parent will know that getting their child to get excited about their oral health is a bit of a challenge, which can cause a lot of headaches if they need braces from a young age. Fortunately, there are many dental products available to children that can make dental hygiene fun! In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, here are a few examples.
The mechanics of brushing our teeth seem second nature to most people, but to kids, it’s a skill that takes some time to master. Electric toothbrushes can help kids out by making brushing more efficient, taking a lot of pressure off of them.
Many electric toothbrushes for kids often come with ways to make hygiene more pleasant. That can be as simple as music that plays to ensure that they brush for the full two minutes, or as sophisticated as connecting to an app on your phone that turns brushing into a game!
Waterpik For Kids
Flossing is one of the most often neglected aspects of dental hygiene among both children and adults, which is a shame because it’s also one of the most important. Plaque buildup between the teeth can contribute to a host of oral health issues, like gum disease and tooth decay.
Getting your kids to clean between their teeth can be difficult, in no small part because of the dexterity it requires. Oral irrigators like the Waterpik make use of water pressure to clean between the teeth, making it an incredibly powerful tool for kids. Have your kids decorate it however they’d like, to make it feel like it’s really theirs!
No matter how much time passes, one thing never changes: kids love sweets! Getting your kids some xylitol gum can help satisfy that sweet tooth while supporting their oral health.
Gum not only picks up food particles, but can stimulate saliva production that can help wash that food into the stomach.
Every kid loves to get gifts, so this February, why not give them something that’ll get them excited about dental hygiene?
About Our Practice
At Willow Bend Orthodontics of Plano, we want our patients of all ages to be happy with their smiles! We know that getting braces can be a stressful event, so our dedicated dental team works to make it as easy as possible. We tailor our orthodontic treatments to each patient, ensuring that they can get beautiful results as comfortably as possible.
If you have any questions about what kinds of products can improve your child’s oral health, we can be reached at our website or by phone at (972) 732-1400.