How often do you struggle to get your child to brush his or her teeth? If you are like most parents, the answer is “all the time.” Now for a follow-up question: How often do you win these struggles? If your answer is anything less than “every time,” your child’s oral health could be suffering. Brushing regularly removes plaque and the damaging bacteria it contains from teeth. If left to their own devices, these bacteria can attack teeth and gums, causing oral health problems. Thus it is important that you find a way to get your children to brush their teeth regularly. That’s where Dr. Deborha Staten comes in. She has a free tooth brushing chart that you can use to encourage your child to brush.
What Is a Tooth Brushing Chart?
A tooth brushing chart is a device that parents can use to encourage their children in the development of a brushing habit. Brushing charts typically have boxes that you and your child can mark to keep track of daily brushing. Your free tooth brushing chart has morning and evening boxes for each day of four consecutive weeks. To use this chart effectively, challenge your child to complete the chart without any missed days and offer a prize for its successful completion. Choose a prize that will inspire good motivation. If everything works out well, your child will develop a tooth brushing habit over the four weeks of competition.
How to Access Your Free Tooth Brushing Chart
To access your free tooth brushing chart from Dr. Staten, click the following link: loveyourteeth.net. Once you fill in your child’s name, you will be able to print the chart and issue your challenge.
Schedule a Visit with Dr. Staten
Regular dental visits play an important role in your child’s oral health. During these visits, a hygienist can remove plaque or tartar that your child has missed. If it has been more than six months since your child’s last dental visit, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Staten.