The holidays can be a nice break from school and work, but every parent knows that they can make it even harder to keep up with normal routines. The holidays are a busy time and navigating your kids’ dental health during the holidays can be tough. Here are some tips to keep it simple.
Plan Time as a Family
Planning time as a family for fun and games is important during holidays and so is planning time as a family for healthy habits. Navigating your kids’ dental health during the holidays can be a fun and memorable time for them too. When you take good care of your dental health together you are teaching them by example with your own healthy habits. You’ll be spending quality time together as well, which is often what kids most enjoy about holiday activities. It’s a win-win for everyone!
Make it a Game
You could also up the level of fun by adding some friendly competition to the mix. Who can remember to brush and floss their teeth on schedule for the most days straight during Christmas vacation? There’s sure to be a fun prize in store for the lucky winner! Navigating your kids’ dental health during the holidays doesn’t have to be boring, so don’t be afraid to get creative!
Maybe this year instead of candy or socks, it might be helpful to have a chat with Santa Claus about bringing your child some fun dental care tools. Lots of cool and colorful things like electric toothbrushes with built-in timers, floss picks with goofy characters and fluoride toothpaste featuring their favorite characters can be found in Santa’s workshops ready and waiting to bring joy to kids who want a sparkling white smile.
A Visit to the Dentist
It’s probably not something your child knows that they need or knows how to ask for just yet, but one of the best gifts you can give to your child is to teach them how to take good care of their health, including their dental health. Make your child smile this year by encouraging and empowering them to maintain a healthy smile for years to come!
Call our Highlands Ranch or Lone Tree dental offices, to make an appointment with a dentist who may be able to help you find out more about this topic, and improve your oral health.