Smile Time: Is Sharing Always Caring?

Yes, it’s a very wise thing to teach your children to share! You want them to grow up to be kind and giving human beings, after all. However, this can become just a tad bit confusing in relation to oral health. You want your children to learn that “sharing is caring” but you don’t want them to share germs! So, let’s walk through some specifics you may not have considered just yet to ensure you’re making some important distinctions between good sharing…and then the not so good.

Good Sharing: Showing Each Other How To Brush, Etc.

Take time to share with one another when it comes to proper brushing and flossing. If your child is interested in showing you, a friend, or a sibling how to brush and floss, this is wonderful! It shows that your little one is learning and is forming good oral health habits! (Note: Don’t be afraid to offer gentle reminders if you notice your little one got a detail or two wrong).

Bad Sharing: Packing One Brush On A Family Vacation

Nobody should share a toothbrush. You’ll need one brush per person at home and on vacations! This type of sharing is not caring! It’s spreading germs, which is not ideal.

Good Sharing: Telling Us About Your Child’s Smile

Do tell us about your child’s smile during oral health visits. We’re happy to hear the good stuff and your concerns, so we can offer truly personalized care.

Bad Sharing: Trying On A Friend’s Mouthguard

Remind your kids that even though it might be tempting to try on a friend’s mouthguard during a game or a friend’s retainer during school, etc., this is never a good decision. It could damage the friend’s device. It might also spread any variety of germs that we really don’t want to share with one another!

We Can Help Teach Your Child Excellent Care Habits

Remember that we are full of information that will help you teach your children how to provide themselves with excellent dental care, while making fantastic choices. 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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