Start good oral hygiene early!
Schedule a visit to the dentist around the first birthday, regardless of how many teeth your child has.
Set a good example.
When it comes to teaching good dental hygiene, practice what you preach. For fun, pretend to be a mirror the next time you and your kid brush together, and encourage them to copy you.
Tell a story.
Using something relatable, like a story, is a great way to get reluctant brushers to participate.
Choose the right tools.
Use age-appropriate brushes and flossers and let your child pick out their favorite brush and flavor of toothpaste!