Children And Toothpaste: Helpful Reminders

Good news! When you’re trying very hard to promote excellent oral health habits for your kids but you’re finding that you’re out of tips, we are here to help. From choosing the best products that make your kids smile to using the right amount of toothpaste, we are more than happy to offer helpful reminders that will make dental hygiene a breeze instead of a struggle.

Kids Judge A Book By Its Cover

Of course, over time you will be able to tell your kids that just because there is a fun character on the tube of toothpaste, that doesn’t necessarily equate with effective dental hygiene. Today, however, remember that when they get excited and feel connected to the products you pick up, they’re more likely to use them and enjoy the process!

Start With A Grain Of Rice

Your older kids will be able to use the amount of toothpaste that you should use (a pea-size amount). However, remember that younger kids (3 and under) will only need the amount that equals a grain of rice.

“Tingly” Isn’t Always Child-Friendly

Yes, you love your strong mint or cinnamon toothpaste. When you feel it tingling, it’s like you know it’s doing a wonderful job. While your mature smile can withstand this strange sensation, remember that young smiles might not be so appreciative. Instead, kids tend to gravitate toward fruity and fun flavors. So, as much as you might want to introduce your kids to your most beloved dental hygiene selections, it may be best to wait until they’re older. For now, let them pick watermelon, berry, fruit punch, etc. from the kids’ portion of the hygiene aisle.

Keep Your Kids Happy With Smart Dental Care Choices

Remember that we are happy to help you think like a kid when it comes to dental care, while offering important reminders that promote easy, effective smile protection for your little ones. Call our Cleveland Family Dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.