It’s hardly a secret – getting kids to give pediatric dentistry a chance can be a challenging task. After all, many kids can be quite vocal about how much they dislike the idea of going to the dentist. Well, fortunately, there are some fun tooth care facts and ideas you can try out which might make your kids be more receptive when it comes to visiting the dentist.
The answer to your problem might be some fun general facts about tooth care. Yes, it can be as simple as that. You’d actually be surprised how easy it is to spark children’s curiosity with little bits of trivia. It can amuse them, and it can peak their interest. As a result, your child won’t be so scared of pediatric dentistry anymore. So, here are some fun facts you can keep your child busy with when you’re on your way to the dentist:
Back in Prehistoric Times, Kids Didn’t Really Have to Put Up with Tooth Decay
What better way to get your kids interested in tooth care than by associating it with our prehistoric ancestors? Sure, pediatric dentistry didn’t exist back then, but there was an attempt at general dentistry – however primitive it might have been. Thus, you can show your child that a visit to the dentist is not something new and scary – his/her prehistoric ancestors dealt with it too. Plus, you can also tell your kids how prehistoric children didn’t suffer from so much tooth decay, as is the case nowadays. Why? Because their diets most likely didn’t contain as much sugar as we tend to consume today. Not only do you get them interested in pediatric dentistry visits, but you also teach them about general tooth care and proper dieting.
Tooth Enamel Is the Strongest Substance in Our Bodies
This is a great way to get your kids’ attention. Knowing they have such a powerful substance in their mouth will definitely make them feel more empowered and confident. To top it off, healthy tooth enamel can keep nasty cavities and bacteria at bay. So, your kids should brush their teeth regularly to keep the enamel in top shape. Knowing this will get them excited about tooth care, and might even make them look forward to pediatric dentistry check-ups.
Pediatric Dentistry Is the Only Way to Repair Teeth
Many kids think tooth decay will just go away. They imagine their teeth will eventually heal on their own. However, this doesn’t happen. Teeth are not like the bones in our body. They can’t repair themselves. Only quality dental work and regular dental check-ups can keep them in good shape. Sure, this might bum out your child at first. But it will motivate them to want to schedule dental check-ups with their friendly pediatric dentist. Plus, such information will surely relieve some stress, as it will make them feel more knowledgeable.
source: “Fun Tooth Care Facts to Convince Kids to Try Pediatric Dentistry” kidshappyteeth.com, Web May 23rd, 2018.
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