We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—healthy dental habits throughout early childhood are essential for good dental hygiene. Establishing these helps put your child on the right track for a lifetime of good oral health
. This is why children must be taught, in early childhood, the importance of brushing and
their teeth every day.
Encouraging children to practice these healthy habits can be a tough experience, but it’s worth it. Printed below are some tricks and tips to help!
A very persuasive educational tool is technology.
Nowadays all kids love technology. With new apps being created on the market, there are plenty that help encourage good oral health
. Below is an outline of a few oral hygiene applications. Check them out!
According to Oral-B, “90% of kids brush longer with the Disney Magic Timer app!” With over twenty Disney characters to choose from, the character comes clearer as the child brushes their teeth. Along with that, upbeat music plays while a timer shaped liked Mickey Mouse counts down the recommended amount of time to brush teeth. This application is available with Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health Stages products.
Colgate provides kids with five cool interactive oral hygiene games to instill correct dental hygiene habits.
This application aims to help teeth brushing and teach oral care. Having an interactive character makes the experience relatable to children and encourages them to take part in their teeth brushing time. There is a timer that counts how long the child and avatar should brush their teeth for.
The years 1-3 can be difficult for getting toddlers to brush their teeth. This app utilizes interactive animals to teach healthy dental care by having the kids brush the animals’ teeth. The company markets this app as a lifestyle tool to help toddlers to learn patience, healthy living, and concentration.
This app has a cool feature—Brush Momo Mode. While you brush your child’s teeth, your child can brush Momo’s teeth on the screen at the same time! Frequent use of the app grants your child points. Those points can be used to create an awesome wardrobe for Momo and give Momo food.
If you’re looking for more information on methods to help your kids with teeth brushing or need to schedule
an appointment, call Dr. Lechner today!