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If getting your child to brush and floss is a struggle, you are not the only one. Maybe changing something simple is all it will take to help them enjoy dental hygiene. This can take some creativity, so Dr. Jeffrey Erickson and our team are thrilled to give you a few ideas.

Make Up a Game
Children are naturally playful. Take advantage of this trait when teaching him or her to brush and floss. The sooner you start these games, the simpler they can be. Just make sure to grin and look excited to get your child excited!

Children’s Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
Your child’s mouth is much more delicate than yours. Toothpaste that makes your mouth feel tingly and clean could feel like an uncomfortable sensation for your child. Because of this, it is incredibly important to choose a mild toothpaste flavor that your child will enjoy. Keep in mind that toothpastes also come in fun colors!

A way to get your child more excited about brushing is to let him or her select a toothbrush. Child toothbrushes come in many fun colors and designs. Your little one can even have a toothbrush with a favorite character.

Forming good dental hygiene habits early can help your child begin a lifelong habit. To learn more and to schedule your child’s next visit with our dentist in El Paso, Texas, call Texas Kids Dental at 915-858-6868 today.