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Setting the Right Dental Example for Your Whole Family

Posted on 5/20/2019 by Robert Leale
Setting the Right Dental Example for Your Whole FamilyAs a parent, you know that you have to set a good example for all of those youngsters in your family who look up to you for guidance. It is important to give your children a good model to follow so that they will learn how to do things the right way.

You had to show your children how to bathe or shower, how to pick up their clothes and put their toys away, and how to dress themselves. You also have to show children how to take care of themselves physically, because you will not always be there to join them. Taking care of themselves means taking care of their teeth. You need to be sure you are setting the right example for your family by practicing good oral health care.

Practicing Oral Care

The first step you need to take to set a good example for your family is to brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day, every day. Let your children watch you brush your teeth. Have them brush their teeth with you. You can show them how you make sure you brush for two minutes by singing a song, for example. Your children need to see you brush the front and the back of your teeth so that all of your teeth are brushed for the same amount of time.

In addition to brushing, you need to make sure your children watch you floss as well. As with teeth brushing, have them practice with you. Show them how important it is to floss between each tooth. Caution them to be gentle so that they don't hurt their gums.

Finally, make sure they are visiting their dentist twice a year. Let them come in to our office with you, and let them see what we do during a dental exam. If they see that you are not afraid of it, they won't be either.

If you have questions about how to make sure the people you love are taking great care of their teeth, give us a call. We can schedule appointments for your whole family!
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