Reno Dentists: Encourage Your Child to Brush with a Tooth Brushing Chart
Posted May 10, 2013 by Wager-Evans Dental
Talking a stubborn child into brushing his or her teeth can be a serious test of patience. Unfortunately, if the child’s stubbornness wins out, so does bacteria. Regular homecare protects teeth by removing bad bacteria from them so that decay does not occur. Therefore, it is very important that your reluctant brusher develop a consistent brushing habit. To help you in this difficult task, your Reno dentists, Dr. William Wager and Dr. Brian Evans, have provided you with access to a free tooth brushing chart below.
To access a copy of the free brushing chart, click the following link: http://www.loveyourteeth.net/. This link will take you to a page that prompts you to enter a name. Doing so allows the website to customize the chart for you with your child’s name at the top. Once you have entered the name, a printable and customized version of the chart will load. Simply print it, and your chart is ready for action.
A tooth brushing chart is a great tool for encouraging children to brush their teeth. Brushing charts feature morning and evening boxes for every day of the week and cover several weeks. Each box can be marked to indicate that brushing was completed for that time slot. However, the presence of the chart alone may not be adequate motivation for your child. Thus, your Reno family dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, recommend issuing a challenge to your little one that comes with a prize for completing the chart successfully. Just be sure that the prize you pick is a good one. With any luck, your child will be motivated and will develop a brushing habit that lasts.
Is your child due for a dental checkup? If more than six months have passed since your child’s last dental visit, contact your Reno family dentists, Dr. Wager and Dr. Evans, today by calling 775-829-7700. We are proud to serve patients in Reno, Sparks, Sun Valley, Spanish Springs, and surrounding communities.