To instill a lasting habit in a child, parents must first be to teach their child about the significance of a particular habit. Parents will likely have to do this for a number of the hygienic habits that children typically ignore. For example, oral hygiene and the habit of brushing twice a day. The ability to adhere to positive dental practices during childhood lays the foundation for their persistence into adulthood. The early formation of such habits not only lowers the risk of any negative oral health emergencies, but also sets the stage for the development of enduring routines in other aspects of a child’s life. Achieving this hinges on parental consistency. By incorporating children into consistent routines, parents establish a framework that fosters independence. Unfortunately, some parents may never be able to find a way to keep their child engaged, and in the cases where parental guidance falls short, sometimes involving a child’s dentist can serve as a potent motivator. Dental visits for children who neglect regular brushing can become unpleasant experiences, involving procedures that may leave children uneasy and uncomfortable. While no parent wishes this discomfort on their child, sometimes it can be an excellent learning tool. If a child’s dentist were to tell them that they can reduce any harm they experienced with improved brushing, many children will shape up immediately. To learn more about the ways parents are instilling healthy brushing habits in their children, read on to the infographic supported alongside this post.
A Parent’s Checklist For Children’s Oral Health this resource was contributed by Natomas Crossing Dental Care, a Sacramento based dental clinic