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If your child does not like caring for their smile, there is no reason to feel bad. Many children also despise oral hygiene. They find it boring and repetitive. Well, although this is the case, it’s still important to try and make oral hygiene fun and enjoyable so they can keep up on oral hygiene now and for the rest of their lives. To help your child enjoy oral hygiene, our dentists, Dr. Anthony Scoma and Dr. Natalie Lam, encourage you to do the following things:

-Let your child use fun oral hygiene tools: If your child has a favorite cartoon character or superhero, let them use a toothbrush and toothpaste that have those characters on them! This might help them enjoy brushing because they might feel like they’re hanging out with their fictional friends.

-Make oral hygiene a fun family activity: When your child brushes, you should brush. You could even get the family dog involved! The dog would need its own brush, of course. To make things even more fun, turn on your family’s favorite two-minute song and dance and sing along as you brush!

-Make oral hygiene a game: Set a timer and see who can brush their teeth for the entire two minutes. This might be tough! You could also see how many bubbles your child creates in their mouth. The more they brush, the more bubbles appear!

Do you have any questions about children’s oral hygiene in La Jolla, California? If so, please reach out to our dental team at Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc. When you dial 858-551-9700, we will be happy to answer your questions and give you the information you’re looking for. We are excited for your phone call!