Drs. Grant and Conger
602 Main Street, Dalton, GA 30720

Mission Impossible? Teaching Kids to Brush their Teeth Daily

Tooth Brushing

Whining, crying, screaming, and temper tantrums have somehow become synonymous with teaching young children to brush their teeth in many, many households.  This initial training in responsibility rapidly becomes an assertion of defiance as your child tests the rules of life. Sometimes, it’s enough to cause parents to want to give up on teaching their children to brush their teeth daily, never mind twice a day. Of course, every parent knows that despite the battleground in the bathroom, good dental care must prevail. It may seem like “mission impossible,” but these tips can help you preserve your child’s smile and a lifetime of healthy dental care habits.

  • Start brushing early. As soon as your child’s first tooth emerges, it’s time to establish a dental care routine. You can get your child familiar with dental care by wiping your baby’s gums with a damp washcloth after every feeding.
  • Make brushing fun from the beginning. Allow them to pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste so they feel as if they are in control of brushing. They may pick a toothbrush that has their favorite character on it and then look forward to brushing.
  • Turn brushing into a game. Make it silly and fun for your child. Pretend to search for hidden food in your child’s mouth: “Where are the eggs you ate for breakfast? They must be in here somewhere!” Or involve your child’s favorite doll or stuffed animal in tooth brushing, allowing your child to brush their toy’s teeth as well. You can play music to create a fun ambiance and ensure that your child brushes for the full two minutes each time.
  • Schedule strategic brushing times. Schedule brushing before a desirable activity, such as story time. Associating tooth brushing with activities your kids look forward to will improve the chances that they will brush without resistance.
  • Stay consistent. Schedule tooth brushing for the same time each night so your child will know what to expect and you can better instill the dental care routine.
  • Set goals and give rewards. Reward your child with a sticker each time they brush their teeth without a fuss. Set a goal to earn a prize, such as an extra bedtime story one night.
  • Be a good example. Children will mimic nearly everything you do, so if you practice good dental care, so will your child. Act enthusiastic about and share that with your child—including routine visits to an affordable family dentistry practitioner.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Dalton, call Drs. Grant and Conger today at (706) 847-4165 or make an appointment.

Drs. Grant and Conger offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Dalton. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Drs. Grant and Conger, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Drs. Grant and Conger. 

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Patient Reviews
Susan is the greatest and was very helpful with my dental hygiene.
Larry D.
I would definately recommend dr. Grant and the staff beccause they are very friendly and a great group of people.
Jeffery S.
Very quick app. Courteous and professional.
Curtis E.
Friendly, professional, prompt, and thorough. Dr. Part and his staff are great! I recommend them to everyone!
Casey B.
Fantastic.
Nathan P.
I was taken back in a reasonable length of time and was seen by the dentist as quickly as I was numb enough to be worked on.
Joan H.
You guys were awesome.
Shayvon J.
Everyone is always so friendly -- feels a bit like home!!!
Donna F.
Pleasant and friendly staff. My kids were in and out with their cleaning.
Jordan S.
My visit is always pleasant here. ALL the staff is very nice and professional. The office and waiting area are always clean
Sherie C.
Always well organized and professional. Staff is very friendly, knowledgable, and helpful. I enjoy each visit.
Brittney C.
Very positive visit and received guidance on future discount for those without insurance
Rick J.
Everyone was polite.
Kaitlind C.
Love the staff here! Keep doing a great job!
Victoria C.
Great safe. They are very sweet and easy to deal with. Dr.Grant is wonderful! He does an amazing job and is very gentle.
Samantha K.
ALWAYS A GREAT EXPERIENCE .
Nathan H.
Very professional and on schedule!
Debra P.
The BEST dentist office in Dalton!!!!!!
Tommy K.
Very good service!!
Josalyn S.
Great dentist
Aracely M.
The front office staff is very warm and welcoming. The dentist did an excellent job. I was not in any pain and felt very comfortable.
Kimberly B.
Very professional and helpul. Explained all the procedures which inabled me to make the right decision.
Richard L.
I saw Dr. Sammy Carden and his assistant, Jennifer, for a crown prep. All went very well.
David W.
I have been going here for years, and Dr. Grant and his entire staff go out of their way to make your experience a great one. I wouldn't choose […]
Will P.
Very nice! I thought my appointment was 30 later than it really was and they were so nice about it when I showed up they got me right in! Lady at […]
Amanda P.
I had a great experience and everyone was so helpful!!
Tierra N.
Friendly, professional service!
James B.
The dental hygienist was very good and thorough to look at everything. She did not hurt my gums. I really liked Sarah cleaning my teeth.
Sheila Y.
Everyone was very courteous and professional, great atmosphere.
Floyd G.
Timely, professional and friendly.
Michael D.
Great and down to earth , skilled at what they do.
Edward S.
Always provides excellent care.
Holly B.
Everyone at your office is always so personable and compassionate! I always have a very positive experience when I come to your office. Thank you all […]
Mary W.
Fine careing and considerate people, Have used this practice for over 30 years.
James C.
Great folks!
Tammy H.
staff friendly and informative
Chaz H.
Very happy with the service, everyone is very friendly and helpful!!
Joan P.
I am not a fan of going to the dentist. At all! But, I felt incredibly comfortable at Grant & Conger DDS. Everyone was so nice and helpful!
Jill C.
The staff is excellent and they think about the patient .they try to take all the pain away with all procedures how ever they can help.
Jeffery S.
Very good with my nervous daughter
Ashley O.
Dr. Cardin gave a cowardly patient the best dental experience I have ever had, & that was with a root canal. The office provides a wonderful […]
Jennifer W.
Service was excellent. Great staff.
Curtis E.
Great staff and service. I couldn't be more pleased.
Allan P.
Very Friendly staff!
Brenda L.
Staff very professional and friendly. Highly recommend!
Stacy F.
Sensitive and understanding. Took time to explain everything. Great experience with dr. Grant
Philip R.
Everything in the office is clean and organized. Every time I have an appointment, I am met with a smile and treated with respect of my dental needs.
George H.
Excellent service, as always! Quickly in and out.
Casey B.
Very happy with my visits, Susan does a very excellent job.
Charlotte H.
Becky is an outstanding hygienist!
David W.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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