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How To Make Oral Care Fun For Your Kids!

June 4, 2014

shutterstock_158016329Many parents may find it difficult to make oral care exciting and fun for their children. Getting your child to brush their teeth may be a hassle, every morning and night being a feat to overcome. Although some parents have come up with creative ways to make sure brushing teeth is fun, some parents still may be wondering how they can get their children to be excited about good oral care. The doctors at South Shore Dental Care are avid believers in establishing good oral care routines early on, and we have some suggestions for parents who want to make brushing teeth time into fun time!

One of the things parents can do to make brushing teeth time fun for their children is to join them in the fun! Brush your teeth with your children, and it will become a wonderful bonding moment between you.  Show your child how you brush your teeth, and let them mimic you. Fun toothbrushes are also a wonderful way to make oral care fun! If your child has a favorite cartoon movie or superheroes, having their toothbrushes match is a wonderful way to get them excited about brushing their teeth.

Another great way to get kids excited about brushing their teeth is to have tasty toothpaste! There are many flavors of toothpastes made especially for children, helping them enjoy the experience much, much more. Making up a song is another wonderful way to get children excited about brushing their teeth. Kids usually respond more to song rather than words, so making the experience a fun, musical one is definitely a way to get the on the right track of wanting to take care of their smile. No matter how you choose to make brushing teeth a fun experience, make sure your child’s smile is the top priority, and accomplishing great oral care will be a breeze!

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

How Can I Prevent Cavities?

June 18, 2012

Preventing cavities is one of the most important aspects of dentistry, whether you’re a dentist or a patient. After all, no patient wants to be told she needs fillings. That’s why we’ll spend some time today talking about ways you can prevent cavities.

The first and most obvious way is through great homecare. We recommend brushing twice a day, flossing at least once, and rinsing with a trusted antibacterial mouthwash.

But great brushing and flossing alone may not be enough to protect your smile, especially without healthy changes to your diet. That’s why, in addition to brushing and eating right, it’s important that you come to South Shore Dental Care about every six months for a regular cleaning and exam. With a professional cleaning, our hygienist can help you get your smile cleaner than is possible with even the best homecare routine.

What’s more, our Massapequa dental office also offers two great solutions for preventing cavities—dental sealants and fluoride supplements. Though used a lot in children’s dentistry, dental sealants and fluoride supplements can help patients of any age. Dental sealants work by physically protecting the surfaces of teeth, while fluoride supplements draw important minerals to teeth, helping them stay strong.

Do you have more questions about how you or your child can avoid getting cavities? We’d be happy to hear from you. Give South Shore Dental Care a call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dory Stutman or Dr. Khalida Stutman. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh.