Garner Children's Dentistry
As a kid-friendly dental practice, we strive to create a comfortable and welcoming environment to help kids have a positive experience visiting the dentist.
It is no surprise that many children, and adults, are not always fond of dental treatment. However, by creating a positive experience with the dentist at a young age, children will have a more positive view of oral hygiene as a whole.
We will also help instill healthy oral hygiene habits that you as a parent can help continue at home to make brushing teeth fun for your child. Our goal is to help children maintain healthy teeth as they age so they can continue to have healthy teeth later in life.
If you want to help build a strong foundation of oral health in your child, contact us and schedule an appointment today.
We have worked with many families through the years and have found that using media works far better than standing there with a stopwatch.
The goal is to create positive associations between dental care and having fun so that your child will continue to brush their teeth as they grow.
You can find one on the American Dental Association’s website or even on YouTube. Playing a video that shows your child how to brush is a good reminder for them and, since they are used to receiving information this way, they are likely to receive and digest it better than if you reminded them.
Once your child is brushing correctly, it is time to turn your attention to how long they are brushing for. We want them to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day, but staying still isn’t a requirement. Try making it fun by playing their favorite song for two minutes and letting them dance and brush.
The American Dental Association has an entire section of their website devoted to these short videos, and watching them will get your child used to brushing for the full two minutes.