4 Ways to Make Brushing Fun for Kids | Dr. Mai Zamakhchari

Dentist Manassas



At Stonewall Dental Associates, led by Dr. Mai Zamakhchari, we understand that instilling excellent dental hygiene habits in your child from an early age is crucial for their lifelong oral health. Here are some creative tips to make dental care enjoyable for your little one:

  1. Choose a Special Toothbrush:
    Let your child’s imagination soar by allowing them to select their own toothbrush in their favorite color or adorned with a beloved cartoon character. Child-size soft-bristled brushes come in a plethora of options designed to make brushing an exciting experience.
  2. Opt for Children’s Toothpaste:
    Minty toothpaste may be too intense for some children’s sensitive taste buds. Instead, consider children’s toothpaste available in gentle flavors such as soft mint, fruity, or bubble gum. Allowing your child to choose their preferred toothpaste flavor can make brushing more enjoyable and encourage them to brush for the recommended two minutes.
  3. Use a Timer:
    Two minutes can feel like an eternity for a child. Help your child stay engaged and ensure a full two minutes of brushing by using a timer. Whether it’s a small sand timer, manual stopwatch, or a digital timer app, involving your child in the timing process can enhance their confidence and commitment to their brushing routine.
  4. Brush Together:
    Set a positive example for your child by brushing together as a family. Brushing together not only allows your child to model your excellent brushing technique but also emphasizes the importance of dental hygiene. When your child sees that you take dental care seriously, they are more likely to follow suit.

At Stonewall Dental Associates, we’re committed to providing personalized dental care that meets the unique needs of every patient, including children. For additional tips on making dental hygiene enjoyable for your child, don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’re here to support your family’s oral health journey every step of the way.

Stonewall Dental Associates
Phone: 703-368-1000
8719 Stonewall Rd
Manassas, VA 20110