Are you prepared for back to school season? The team at Rhode Island Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics – Coventry wanted to share four tips with you as back to school season approaches:
Back into the Back-to-School Routine
Establish a daily routine with your children. Making sure children brush their teeth each morning and then right before bed is key.
It’s best to stick to a routine throughout the whole year because if your child brushes and flosses at the same time each day, they’ll learn that it should become part of their routine, just like getting dressed in the morning or putting on pajamas at night.
Make Brushing More Fun for Your Child
Each time your child stick to their brushing and flossing habit, you should give your child stickers or another small reward when they brush so they receive positive reinforcement from you each time.
Stay Involved in Your Child’s Dental Routine
You can teach your child about brushing and flossing by using the “tell show do method.” With this method, you’ll engage your kids in learning how to brush and floss properly by giving them both visual and verbal cues.
Schedule Your Child’s Dental Appointments in Advance
The beginning of the school year is a great time to plan for your child’s dental visits. Keep in mind that your child should see a pediatric dentist every six months, so the earlier your schedule their appointments, the better the appointments will fit into your schedule.