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Do you have a hard time motivating your child to clean their smile each day? If so, our Dr. Brian Scaff team has some tips for you! To make your child more excited about oral hygiene, we encourage you to do the following things:

Get products that are made for kids: To help your child get more excited about oral hygiene, you can let them use toothbrushes and floss that have their favorite animated characters on them. If they think brushing and flossing has something to do with their favorite characters, they will enjoy cleaning their smile that much more.

Make it a game: You can make oral hygiene a game. See how many bubbles your child can make as they brush. You can also have them pretend their floss is like a superhero. The floss will travel throughout the smile, diving into every crevice and destroying the bad and mean particles that harm and damage the teeth.

Brush with them: If you make their oral hygiene routine a family activity, then they might like cleaning their teeth more. To make it even more fun, turn on music and dance along while you all brush your teeth. You can also brush each other’s teeth if you’d like, just make sure you all receive a thorough cleaning job.

Doing these things might help your child feel motivated to clean their teeth and gums each day. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about oral hygiene in Austin, Texas, please call our office today at 512-792-2688 and talk to a member of our dental team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Brian Scaff, if you would like a professional to tell your child what could happen if they refuse to clean their teeth. We are happy to help you!