Product Choices: Why Let Kids Get Involved?

Do you generally speed through the store when you’re picking up personal care items, tossing dental hygiene products into the cart as you rush? If so, we’re guessing you’re not letting your kids get in on the decision making. While you may have a lot to do in a single day and not a lot of time to do it, we encourage you to include them when possible. Why you wonder? Let us explain!

So They Actually Like Them

If you try to guess when it comes to dental hygiene products, you may or may not hit the mark. You might choose flavors they like or they may surprise you and say, “Ew, gross!” Make it easy, so they’re looking forward to brushing and flossing.

So They Feel Special

When you present your kids with something new and exciting, they light up because they love presents. However, you know from experience that when your kids get to pick out something just for them, they feel excited and very special. What an experience! When dental hygiene feels special, you’re on track toward kids who can look at brushing and flossing as a good thing.

So They Learn To Care For Their Own Teeth

Sure, it’s easy to head into the hygiene aisle and pick out toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss, right? Actually, even many adult patients find this chore a bit overwhelming at times because there are so many choices. When you get in the habit of bringing your little ones with you as you shop for dental hygiene products, they become accustomed to what they need, so caring for their own teeth will be a breeze in the future.

Ask For Tips For Involving Kids In Dental Care

Remember that including your kids is often very beneficial when it comes to dental care, so feel free to ask for ways to make this happen! 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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