Getting Your Kids to Brush

The biggest influence in children’s oral health is parental involvement. Over 95% of kids learn by what they are modeled, not by what we tell them to do. It is essential that parents not only model what a healthy oral regime looks like but that they also help to create a routine that works best for their child. Here are some suggestions on how to create a routine that will stick.

Have Your Dentist Talk to Your Kids about Oral Hygiene Expectations
Have your dentist (the expert) share with your child about why it’s important to keep their teeth and their gums healthy with regular brushing and flossing.

Power Struggles with Older Kids
If and when you get into a power struggle with your older child, instead of fighting them on it, try handing them a toothbrush with the toothpaste already on it. Be sure to use no words, only action. Another option for older kids is the type of rinse that actually turns colors in the areas where they may have missed. This is effective in showing how much plaque is on their teeth and might inspire them to brush and floss more regularly.

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Ashley Wayman
Ashley Wayman

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Everyone at Solana Beach Smiles is amazing. They always go above and beyond for their patients. Especially Anita, Marlene, Tia and of course Dr. Jesse! Needed help with scheduling because we have a newborn and a crazy schedule, and Anita bent over backwards to accommodate our family.

Kathy Cravey
Kathy Cravey

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posted 3 months ago

My husband and I would like to thank Dr. Jessy Sidhu and excellent staff for outstanding professional service and genuine personal concern for the health and well being of our family. Solana Beach Smiles has our highest recommendation. We would not trust anyone else.
Thank you all, Kathy

Connie Nelson
Connie Nelson

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Just had my "teeth cleaning" appointment, and as usual, was great! Quick, easy & comfortable - Love my hygienist, she is the best. Thank you, Dr. Jessy, for your wonderful, caring staff.