Dental Resolutions for the New Year

Dental Resolutions for the New Year
Posted on 02/01/2020
Two Young Girls With Their Arms Around Each Other

Dental Resolutions for the New Year

At Dr. Jacob Myers, our East Lansing pediatric dentistry, we understand that getting kids excited about brushing and flossing their teeth can be a little difficult. Our children’s dentist also knows that building a great dental foundation as a child is critical to a life of healthy teeth. For that reason, we’ve put together a few New Year’s resolutions aimed at positive dental hygiene that should increase the fun around brushing and flossing. 

Let Your Child Pick A New Toothbrush to Start 2020

Start the new year by letting your kids pick out new toothbrushes. Today, there are loads of toothbrushes with different characters on them or in different colors. By letting your child choose their toothbrush, they might get more excited about brushing their teeth. Our Dewitt pediatric dentist recommends finding the perfect toothbrush for your child and making brushing fun!

Try an Electric Toothbrush

There are many debates about whether an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush is better for your teeth. However, there is one thing that is definitely clear, kids love using electric toothbrushes! Children find it fun to zip around their teeth with an electric toothbrush and may even brush their teeth more because of it. Our children’s dentist in Dewitt suggests letting your child choose between an electric toothbrush or a manual toothbrush. There are also many different types of kid-friendly electric toothbrushes, also equipped with their favorite characters or cartoons. 

Practice Family Brushing This Year

Another great New Year’s resolution is promising to brush as a family. That way, your kids will know its a family activity every morning and night. They will look to their parents as role models in brushing and mimic your oral hygiene. If necessary, you can even make a game or an activity out of brushing as a family. A couple of examples include putting up a calendar to mark each family brushing with a special sticker and earning a treat or surprise after brushing or flossing so many times. Little activities can really change a child’s impression of a semi-boring necessity into something fun that they want to do. 

Schedule Your Child’s Next Appointment with Dr. Jacob Myers!

This year, we want to help you and your child brush effectively, consistently, and hopefully with a little bit of fun. Our East Lansing pediatric dentist and staff can help with specific dental questions or concerns, so please never hesitate to ask. To schedule your child’s next appointment with our Dewitt children’s dentist, call our office directly or request a visit online! We cannot wait to see you and your child in East Lansing!