When it comes to the holidays, your children are likely already quite familiar with the idea of the naughty or nice list! The “naughty” includes the bad, not-so-good stuff (and behavior) that might mean no holiday gifts! The “nice” includes the good, wonderful stuff (and behavior) that means holiday presents will likely appear during this festive season! Why not rely on this fun, seasonal model for a little fun with smile care education, as you talk with your kiddos about brushing, flossing, or other topics? Ready for a visit, have questions, or need some additional support? Just get in touch with our Dallas, TX pediatric dental care practice with a phone call!
Naughty Versus Nice: Foods
When you’re ready to see just what your kids know about good foods and bad foods (and you’d like to set some limits for the holidays), comparing naughty and nice foods is fun! Talk about the foods that you’re setting out for Santa and his reindeer (if this is part of your holiday fun). Talk about foods that are good for your smiles and those that aren’t very good. It’s a nice intro to begin explaining the difference between fruits and veggies and meat when compared with sugary desserts, etc.
Naughty Versus Nice: Dental Hygiene
If being a naughty or nice with dental hygiene were to determine whether or not your kids were to receive holiday presents, who would get what? You may want to converse with your children about this list as it applies to brushing and flossing! The good boys and girls out there are brushing two times every day and flossing, so they have clean smiles, thanks to smile care!
Naughty Versus Nice: Trips To The Dentist!
We certainly won’t argue if you also add in some details about coming in for dental checkups and cleanings with us! Remember that in the “nice” list are always patients who brush before they come in, who get ready to go and listen to their moms and dads, and who listen to what the dentist has to say (and then who head home and brush and floss until the next time we see them for smile care!).
Naughty Versus Nice: Flavors, Feelings, Etc.!
Let your children contribute by asking them questions about flavors, feelings, and more, so you can gather what they like, what they don’t like, and how much they’re taking away from your smile care talk! Of course, always remember to point out the many ways they’re on the “nice” list for this year!
Ensure Your Kids’ Smile Care Is Stellar!
Help your kids stay on the nice list instead of the naughty list this holiday by talking with them about dental care! Let us know if you need advice or need to schedule a visit, so we may be of assistance! 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 and more.