Why It’s Important To Monitor Brushing

Sometimes, your kids will say or do something that blows you away because they seem so mature! You may even find yourself calling a friend or family member to let them in on whatever just happened to cause you to think your little one is quickly approaching adulthood. While this is always a wonderful experience to have, it’s very important to remember that when it comes to dental hygiene, your kid is likely still very much a kid, so monitoring brushing sessions is essential. Why so? Well, consider some reasons that might sound very familiar.

To Make Sure Kids Are Being Thorough

Have you ever left your child alone for a moment and come back only to find him still brushing the exact same spot? Perhaps your daughter thinks brushing should last approximately 10 seconds. Whatever the case, you want to make sure their brushing is thorough and effective, so monitoring is important.

To Make Sure They Don’t Swallow

Your kids need to learn to spit as they brush instead of swallowing the paste and debris they’ve just removed from their teeth. Until you’re certain they’ve got this down, keep an eye out, so you can gently remind them as their dental hygiene sessions go along.

To Make Sure They Don’t Eat Or Waste Paste

Not interested in calling a poison control center because you discover your child ate half a tube of toothpaste? Don’t really want to repurchase a new tube after having to clean the entirety of its contents off of the countertop and mirror? Didn’t think so! Monitor dental hygiene sessions until this is no longer a possibility!

Ask For Tips For Kids’ Brushing

If you think your kids are on track with dental hygiene but you have some questions, please feel free to ask! Schedule a visit with your Dallas, TX children’s dentist, Dr. Marr at Pediatric Dental Care at Casa Linda by calling 214-321-4880. We proudly welcome patients from Dallas, TX, and all surrounding communities, including Casa Linda, Lakewood, Lake Highlands, Forest Hills, East Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Richardson, and more.

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