Dental Care For The Whole Gresham Family
Are you a parent in the Gresham area? Do you need professional dental services for you and your children? Then visit Michael McKeel, DMD and the staff at McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham. Michael McKeel, DMD has served the Gresham area for almost 50 years, so he can offer you and your family high-quality and experienced dental care services.
How Can I Keep My Children Interested In Brushing Their Teeth?
Any Gresham parent knows how difficult it can be to convince a child to do something they don’t want to do. At McKeel Family Dentistry, we aim to help Gresham families know how to handle dental care needs at home as well. Here are a few tips to keep your children interested in brushing their teeth.
Start Early And Set An Example
Things go easier down the line if you get your child accustomed to cleaning their teeth early. Of course, before they’re brushing their teeth on their own you should be helping. This starts even before they grow their first tooth. You should wipe down a baby’s gums with a soft, damp cloth every night. When teeth grow in, begin brushing, and when teeth begin to touch, begin flossing. Set an example for your children to follow. Children mimic their parents, so parents who regular brush and floss will have children who are likely to follow that example.
Keep Time – But Make It Fun!
Another way to help your children brush properly is to make sure they brush for the full two minutes by measuring out that time in a fun way. You can get a fun little egg timer, such as one that has colorful sand or a funny shape, so they can have a visual cue. You can also try to measure out the time by playing their favorite song!
Another trick that Gresham parents can try is to offer incentives. Gresham parents can start a sticker sheet and give your child a gold star or other fun sticker every time they brush their teeth. Other incentives make it fun, too – such as picking a movie for the family to watch or staying up a few minutes later one night.
Get Smiles In An Hour At McKeel Family Dentistry
Dr. Michael L. McKeel, DMD., has almost 50 years of experience providing oral health services to the Gresham community and specializes in dental bonding procedures. We have a friendly, family-oriented staff committed to providing each of our patients with the best dental care services in Gresham and the areas surrounding.
Trust McKeel Family Dentistry in Gresham to meet the needs of your family’s complete oral health. Learn about the wide range of dental services we offer, including children’s dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental bonding, exams and cleanings, and much more. To schedule a visit or if you have questions, please contact us or call us at (503) 665-8888.