You’re likely well aware that you’re not the only parent out there who has experienced at least one dental hygiene session that you can only describe as traumatic. Sometimes, emotions run high during a single session and you wish brushing and flossing could be an easier experience. In other cases, you notice the problem continues session after session and your kiddo isn’t responding well to the idea of dental care. What might be going on, you wonder? Take our Dallas, TX team’s advice into consideration and you may have your answer.
Do Your Best Not To Rush Your Kiddos
Yes, our team knows perfectly well what mornings can be like. Everything feels rushed when you’re getting ready for school! However, remember that if you’re pressuring your little one to finish brushing and flossing, he or she may associate dental hygiene with high-stress time. While it might be very difficult, do your best to carve out time for little ones, so they can take their two minutes in peace without feeling like there’s a huge rush going on.
Remember, They Might Be Uncomfortable
Don’t forget that your child might suddenly become withdrawn from dental hygiene because something doesn’t feel good. Since your child may not have all of the words to communicate exactly what’s going on, remember to pause and ask some questions. Consider the context. Is your child the right age for loose teeth? Perhaps a loose tooth feels sore or is causing some uncertainty. Is it almost time for the next checkup? Maybe your child has a cavity or some gum inflammation. Perhaps you just need to remind your children to brush and floss more gently. This is always worth examining.
Don’t Forget: Even Adults Need Extra Guidance
Did your child wake up one day and somehow seemed to have forgotten how to floss? Yep, this can be very frustrating. However, remember that even adult patients sometimes have trouble keeping the details of dental hygiene straight. If your child seems to be fumbling or just staring at a product, offer a quick refresher with how things work and ask if your child has any questions. Even if your son or daughter just isn’t in the mood, this is a simple way to let your child know that it’s time to get brushing and flossing, so they can avoid cavities!
Get Dental Hygiene Help From Us When It’s Feeling Challenging
Do you feel challenged by your hygiene sessions with the kiddos? Take heart: You aren’t alone! We are here to help you with easy tips. 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.