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Your child deserves a strong and healthy smile. However, that might be a difficult goal to achieve if your child despises oral hygiene. Oral hygiene is vital for the oral health. So, if you have a difficult time motivating your child to keep up on oral hygiene, Dr. Alberto A. Herrero and our dental team have some tips that might help you!

When you go to the store to buy your child oral hygiene tools, choose a brush, paste, and floss that has your child’s favorite cartoon characters on it. This can help your child enjoy cleaning their teeth and gums because it’s like their cartoon friends are helping them achieve the smile they need!

When encouraging your child to clean their smile, make it a game. When brushing, motivate your child to create as many bubbles as possible. The more they scrub, the more bubbles they will create! You can also tell your child their floss is a superhero. The floss dives into the crevices between the teeth and eliminates the bad guys known as plaque and bacteria!

Lastly, brush your smile with them. If you make oral hygiene a family activity, your child will feel like they are part of the party. You can even get the dog involved by brushing their teeth as well! While you all brush, you can also turn on music and dance along. Brushing, flossing, and rinsing can be fun!

For more information and details about how to help your child love oral hygiene in Ann Arbor, Michigan, please don’t be afraid to reach out to our dental team at Alberto A. Herrero, DDS. When you call our office at 734-222-9140, we will be thrilled to talk with you and give you the tips you need. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment for your child if they are due for their next checkup. We look forward to talking with you!