Improve Bedtime For Your Little One

It can be a nightmare to get your children home, homework done, dinner on the table, and get them in bed without forgetting to have them brush and floss. By the time, you hit the door it may already be half way through dinner or well into the bedtime hour for your children. No matter what time, here are 5 tips to making bedtime more fun and improving brushing and flossing routines for your little ones.

1.     Be consistent. This can be difficult when you don’t know if you’re coming or going, but the more consistent and time oriented you are, the more of a routine it will become to your children.
2.     Give your children choices when you can. Brushing and flossing is not an option, but by allowing them to choose what type of toothbrush they want to have, or what type of toothpaste they like, you can improve them brushing their teeth.
3.     Make brushing a family affair. Include opportunities for your children to brush and floss with you. Play music or complete other activities during this time in order to increase your children’s willingness to participate in the brushing and flossing routine.
4.     Sing a song while brushing or dance away the stress of the day. This can help encourage your children to join in the fun and what a great way to take a routine and spice it up.
Brushing and flossing is a critical skill in order to help your children keep their smile healthy. Brushing and flossing routinely can ensure they have a healthy smile for a lifetime. For more information on keeping your children’s smile healthy, or for more tips to improve this routine, contact Dr. Cameron Fuller and his team.


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