Your Child’s Oral Habits: The Facts


If you’ve ever raised a child, protecting their health has probably been a high priority. You may also understand that teaching them good habits can help them stay healthy well into their adult life. As you may have guessed, the same applies to your dental health. In reality, there are a few things you can do to help your child keep their mouth healthy.

When it comes to teaching your children anything, repetition is essential. As a general rule, you’ll need at least 30 days to form a habit. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to avoid these issues. For instance, you could create a chart and put a sticker on it each time your child brushes. This can make brushing more fun while helping them create healthy habits.

You should also help your child make decisions. For instance, let your little one choose their toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash. If your child is involved in the decision to keep their mouth healthy, they’ll be more likely to cooperate when it’s time to brush and floss.

Finally, you may know that you should brush your teeth for two minutes at a time twice a day. However, did you know that brushing your teeth with your little one could help them learn healthy habits themselves? Children often imitate their parents. In other words, children will be more likely to brush themselves if they see you brushing frequently.

If you’re interested in learning more about helping your child develop healthy dental habits, please don’t hesitate to contact Crossroads Dental at 830.261.3336. Dr. Christine Hervas and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you.