Getting your kids to brush their teeth

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The motto is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile.”

Untreated dental disease can compromise children’s ability to eat well, sleep well, and function well at home and school.

But sometimes getting kids to brush their teeth is hard. That’s why we asked Dr. Beverly Largent of Pediatric Dentistry for some ideas on how to make teeth brushing and flossing fun.

She says letting kids pick their toothbrush, creating a reward system, or making teeth brushing time a dance party can all help get kids excited to brush their teeth.

For more information on good dental health for your kids, click here, here, and here.