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Oral hygiene can be a drag for many people, especially kids. However, even though it’s a drag, it is still necessary for a strong and successful smile. So, to help you motivate your kids to clean their teeth each day, our Sylvan S. Stern, DDS team encourages you to do the following things:

Get products that are made for kids: When you go to the store, buy a child’s toothbrush and toothpaste. These tools usually have cartoon characters on them, which can make brushing fun for kids. You can also try finding a type of floss your child gets excited about. If your child likes the tools they are using, they will most likely like cleaning their smile.

Make it a game: If your child thinks brushing and flossing is a game, they’ll be more likely to clean their smile. So, have them try and make as many bubbles as possible when brushing. You can also tell them that flossing is a secret way of cleaning the harmful particles from your smile, which means the floss is almost like a superhero!

Brush with them: A lot of the time children enjoy brushing if you brush along with them. Make the oral hygiene routine a family activity. You can even get the dog involved! If you all brush together, you’ll all work toward healthy smiles together.

If you use our suggestions, there is a chance your children will enjoy cleaning their smiles each and every day. For more information, tips, and details about oral hygiene in Southfield, Michigan, please call our office today at 248-559-0995 and schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Sylvan Stern. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you!