How successful are you at getting your child to brush his or her teeth every night? If you’re like most parents, when it’s tooth brushing time, you’re in for a battle. Establishing a routine for your child to brush twice a day, every day is a difficult task. So what can you do to tip the scales in your favor? You might try incorporating a tooth brushing chart, and it just so happens that your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, has a free one waiting just for you.
Establishing Good Brushing Habits with a Tooth Brushing Chart
A tooth brushing chart is a device that serves as a scoreboard for every time your child brushes his or her teeth. The chart has boxes for mornings and evenings that can be checked off after every tooth brushing session. The free chart that you can use covers four weeks, a sufficient amount of time to establish a habit, so if all goes well, your child may just get into the habit of brushing twice a day without fighting a major battle with you.
To access your free tooth brushing chart, click on the following link: http://www.loveyourteeth.net/. When you click, you will be prompted to enter your child’s name. By entering your child’s name, the chart will be customized with his or her name at the top. You will then be able to print the chart.
So now you have your chart. All that remains is using it in the most effective way.
When you incorporate a tooth brushing chart into your child’s oral hygiene regimen, it may help to do so in the form of a challenge, complete with a reward. Tell your little one that completing the chart without any missed days means a new toy or some other kind of prize. Make the reward a good one, and watch as your child establishes a new and beneficial habit.
Schedule a Visit with Your Ankeny Children’s Dentist
Regular dental visits account for another important part of your child’s oral health. If more than six months have passed since your child’s last dental visit, schedule an appointment with your Ankeny dentist, Dr. Peddicord, today by calling 515-963-3339. Our 50021 dentist office welcomes patients from Ankeny, Bondurant, Cambridge, Sheldal, Maxwell, Collins, and all surrounding communities.