The Best Dental Supplies for Children
Getting children to brush consistently can be challenging, and even the most involved parents may find themselves running into a wall trying to teach good dental hygiene. Research has shown that the right products help keep kids engaged and get them excited about proper dental hygiene. Here at Smiling Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Noblesville, IN, we decided to help our parents out by providing them with a list of the products that get kids engaged and healthy.
GumChucks Children’s Flossing Tool
These are made in fun colors, come in a neat container, and make flossing a lot easier for young hands. Rather than trying to manage wrapping floss around their finger, kids can just use this handy applicator to attack their teeth with precision. By making it easy and fun, your children are more likely to take a serious shot at proper dental care.
Waterpik Water Flosser
Do you know what’s even easier than flossing with regular floss or an applicator? Using water to wash away the debris with the help of a convenient tool. This water pick makes it possible to get into all the hard to reach spaces and blast away debris, plaque, and tartar with a stream of fresh, clear water. These even come with stickers to make decorating fun!
Gamify Brushing With BrushyBall
Introducing your children’s handy brushing coach, ready to be there, and guide them in brushing with a fun and cheery voice. The system helps to guide children through brushing by playing a game of follow-the-leader that teaches proper brushing. Brightly colored, friendly, and fun, it’s sure to get your kids engaged with brushing.
Power brushes Put The Buzz In Brushing
These brushes are great for kids trying to brush properly. While they lack the gamification of other methods, it does make it easier for your kids to get off all the plaque and tartar on their teeth. The vibration feels great on their gums as well. When working with a parent, a smartphone app can be added that will show kids where they’ve brushed and where they need to do a little extra work.
Nintendo is a great company that produces fantastic products and software for children. Pokemon Smile is a program that helps encourage kids to brush by integrating it with a Pokemon hunt and capture game. As they clean their teeth, they are guided by Pokemon on a smartphone app, helping them ensure they get every part of their mouth clean and rewarding them with captured Pokemon and other fun prizes, including Pokemon-themed photo filters.
These are just some of the kid-oriented tools that are available on the market for helping kids learn how to brush and stay at it. Smiling Kids Pediatric Dentistry in Noblesville, IN, is always on the lookout for new products and services that will help parents encourage good dental hygiene in their children. Call today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sam Bullard and get more advice on how to best motivate your children to care for their teeth. A lifetime of good dental health may be just the right tool away.