When spring is inching its way toward us, one of the things on your mind may be the fact that with the changing over of the seasons, there comes time for a nice, big organizational and cleansing ritual we know as spring cleaning! Depending on your particular outlook, this may or may not be your cup of tea. The good news? While your kids may not be old enough to really help that much just yet, you can look at a spring cleaning in a positive light if you consider it an educational, fun opportunity to promote dental hygiene with the kids! Consider some ways our Dallas, TX team thinks you can make this an enjoyable, teachable moment.
Check For Expiration Dates
We know that heading into the bathroom with your children and telling them that it’s time to clean the cabinets out might not go over very well. However, some very specific direction that feels more like a game can be lovely. Begin simply by checking labels with your kiddos as you look for expired products. Decide if certain items are almost empty. Trash anything that is past its prime in any way! This can also be a nice learning moment in regard to reading dental hygiene product labels.
Figure Out What You Like And Dislike
Now, you’ve gotten rid of everything that is no longer effective for you and your children’s dental hygiene. What’s next? Believe it or not, it’s good to simply make judgment calls based on your likes and dislikes. Find out from your kids which items they like (and why) and which they don’t. Go step by step, looking through the toothbrushes, the toothpaste, dental floss, and more. You’ll learn a lot about your kids’ preferences and it will make shopping in the future for stuff your kids will like using (for better cavity prevention) a lot easier.
Run Through A Checklist & Write A Shopping List
Our team suggests that once you’ve discarded what is no longer useful, you move forward by creating a shopping list. Did you throw anything out that needs replacing? Perhaps you discovered that your child probably needs a new toothbrush or really detests the current toothpaste flavor. Make a list together and then plan to head out for a fun dental hygiene shopping trip! (Oh, and don’t forget to dust and wipe down surfaces for a complete spring cleaning!).
Make Spring Cleaning A Learning, Smile Care Moment
When you are ready to get started with your spring cleaning, remember to include the kiddos in the process, so you can make it a point to discuss oral health! Then, take the time to schedule a spring visit! 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.