Let’s face it—talking about the dentist isn’t the most exciting topic. Especially when it comes to kids on summer break in Las Vegas. However, there are things you can do to keep your family’s oral hygiene at its best, all while making it fun!
-Brush and floss together: healthy dental habits can be easier to maintain if you partake in the activities of brushing and flossing your teeth with your kids. Get creative and make a game of each round of brushing!
-Keep track of time by listening to music: it’s recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day for up to two minutes each time. To make things more fun, try listening and dancing to a favorite song while brushing your teeth.
-Dentist visit surprise: our dentists suggest scheduling regular cleanings and exams for the whole family every six months. This may be easier said than done! Try surprising the kids with a special activity or picnic with healthy foods as a reward for a good checkup.
-Reward system: having a reward system for healthy teeth can help instill good habits. Using a creative reward system, such as charts, gold stars or prizes can help everyone keep up the hard work.
-Let the kids choose: kids love to be involved, even when it comes to brushing their teeth. Let them choose a special toothbrush, toothpaste and anything else that will help keep their oral hygiene habits in check. Be sure to follow special instructions or recommendations from our dentist!
By sticking with healthy oral habits during the summer, you and your family can maintain a healthy smile throughout the entire year, and make regular visits to the dentist a breeze!
If you are looking for the right dentist for you and your family and are in the Las Vegas area, call our office at (702) 445-7075. We proudly care for patients in the Summerlin, Henderson and surrounding Nevada areas.