It’s always more fun to do things as a family! Even caring for your teeth is more fun as a family! Let’s talk about family dental care tips and tricks to get the whole family excited about healthy smiles.
Family Dental Visits
One way to get everyone excited about family dental care is to schedule family dental visits! The best way to teach is to set an example. When your kids see you prioritizing your dental care, they’ll want to take good care of their teeth, too!
Seeing you go in for a dental exam and cleaning before they do can also help to reduce kids’ nervousness about getting their own teeth examined and cleaned, as well.
Make it a Game!
Dental care shouldn’t be a chore, it should be fun! You can help make it fun by turning it into a game. Who was able to brush their teeth 3 times each day this week? Who was able to floss each day? You could give out rewards for whoever puts in the extra effort!
Dental Gadgets for the Whole Family
Another way to make dental care fun and exciting is to invest in new dental care gadgets. The dental care gadget we recommend the most is the electric toothbrush.
Electric toothbrushes are awesome because they offer so many helpful features. Most offer built-in timers, but many also offer the ability to connect with a smartphone app to track your brushing and provide tips for how you can improve your habits and technique. Some even feature games to help make brushing exciting for all ages!
Talking with the Family Dentist
When your family is getting ready to visit the dentist, ask everyone if they have any questions for the dentist. That way, you can make a list to ensure that everyone’s questions get answered during your visits. We’re here to help you keep your smile healthy and bright, so we’re always happy to answer any questions you have about caring for your smile!
Call our Palm Desert Dental Office to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.