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The experiences you have as a child can influence you for the rest of your life. And attitudes about dental hygiene are no different. If you can get your kids excited about their dental health starting from a young age, then those positive attitudes will stay with them throughout adulthood. Make caring for their teeth and visiting their dentist fun with the following tips.

Take Them Shopping for Dental Accessories

Letting your child choose their own toothbrush and toothpaste can help them feel more excited about taking care of their teeth. They'll be more likely to want to brush if their toothbrush has one of their favourite characters on it and the toothpaste is in a yummy kid-friendly flavour of their choosing. The same goes for flossers.

Lead By Example

Set a good example for your kids by brushing and flossing together as a family. Not only does this show them that dental care is important to you, but they'll also learn the proper techniques for brushing and flossing by watching you do it. Our dentists will demonstrate the proper techniques during their visit to the dental clinic, but it's always effective to be walked through these steps from a parent. You can always brush again later if their bedtime is significantly earlier than yours.

Make It Fun

Sing a special song when it's time to brush their teeth to get your kids happy and excited for their dental care routine. Or put on some music. The average song is about three minutes long, and most pediatric dentists in Calgary recommend that kids brush for at least two minutes. Listen to one song while flossing and then another while brushing. With their favourite songs playing in the background, your kids will find their dental care routine a lot more fun.

Use Media to Your Advantage

Buy them children's books about good dental hygiene, or let them watch online videos that demonstrate proper dental care techniques. Look for books and media that show other children practicing good dental habits so your child can emulate their techniques.

Make Trips to the Dentist Fun

There are a lot of things you can do to make your child's trip to the dentist less stressful and more fun. Let them see the dental clinic before their scheduled appointment so they'll be more comfortable when the time comes for their checkup. You can also let them bring their favourite toy with them to their appointment, or take them out to buy a new toy when they're finished. At Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic we do everything we can to make sure that your child is as comfortable as possible when they visit our clinic.

Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic in Calgary NE offers comprehensive pediatric dental care for you and your entire family. If you're looking for a compassionate pediatric dentist in Calgary, think Skyview Ranch. Contact us today to find out more about all of the dental services we offer or to request an appointment with our friendly dentists at the Skyview Ranch Dental Clinic in Calgary.

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