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Brushing and Flossing Don’t Have to Be a Chore Gainesville, GA
Smiling Pediatric Dentist Patient

At Gainesville Dental Group, we love caring for kids. Unfortunately, we typically only get to see your children twice a year for their recommended dental checkups and cleanings. This leaves 363 days of the year to care for their teeth at home. Is dental care a dreaded chore or constant battle in your house? Here are some ways that you can make brushing and flossing more fun and rewarding for your kids:

#1 Download an App
What kid doesn’t love technology these days? If your child is struggling to stay the course and brush for a full two minutes, we encourage you to explore the expansive menu of dental apps designed to encourage healthy brushing habits. These apps have fun songs and timers to ensure a job well done.
#2 Buy “Cool” Dental Products
Your child’s toothbrush, toothpaste and floss doesn’t have to look like yours. In fact, there are dental care products and tools designed especially for kids. Whether it is a character toothbrush, bubblegum-flavored toothpaste or cool water flosser, these fun, kid-friendly products can often change the way your child thinks about oral hygiene at home.
#3 Create a Reward Chart
Does your child do well with goals and rewards? Consider a simple sticker chart with a reward at the end of the week for brushing and flossing each day. This can include a sticker when your child does the task without complaining or brushes independently without being asked. Either way, don’t forget to reward with a prize that is not candy or sugar!
#4 Be a Role Model
Don’t dismiss the importance of your own dental care habits as it pertains to how your child feels about brushing and flossing. Let them see you taking care of your teeth at a young age so that they know it is a simple, yet non-negotiable, task that promotes a healthy smile and body.

For more tips on helping your child have a positive association with dental care at home, please call Gainesville Dental Group. We love our pediatric patients!

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

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 - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.