Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Ways You Can Make Brushing More Fun for Kids

Ways You Can Make Brushing More Fun for Kids

If you're a parent, you know how frustrating and tiresome it can be to get your young children to take care of their teeth. There's something about brushing, flossing and rinsing with mouthwash twice a day that they make every effort to resist – even when they know it's important for a healthy smile! And on top of that, taking them to see their dentist twice a year can seem like you're shipping them off to boot camp.

So how can you make oral hygiene a bigger priority in your little ones' lives? By making it more fun, of course! If you're not sure where to begin improving your kids' oral hygiene habits, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind about keeping their pearly whites healthy and strong.

Cartoon-inspired toothbrushes
Kids go wild for just about anything that has their favorite cartoon characters on it, so keep that in mind when you're shopping for toothbrushes. After all, you likely have an entire collection of similarly patterned lunch boxes, backpacks and other items your children use on a daily basis. Look for children's toothbrushes in fun colors and shapes that feature classic characters like Mickey Mouse or Bugs Bunny. And to give their toothbrushes an added wow factor, consider picking up electronic models that will make brushing seem more like a game.

Fun-flavored toothpaste
Think toothpaste is only available in classic mint flavors? Think again. These days, there's a seemingly endless number of flavors and styles of toothpaste for people to choose from. You can opt for bubblegum or go spicy with a hint of cinnamon. Giving kids the option to choose their favorite flavors will make them feel like they have more control over their brushing habits.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone is super nice and I can tell that they are amazing at what they do…especially Sima and Dr. Thornton.
Darren C.
Very professional & the customer service was amazing!!!
Robyn S.
I had a great experience in your office & appreciated the professionalism of the staff.
Elizabeth H.
Best. Dental practice. Ever!! This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is Amazing and make you feel right at home. I have recommended this office to everyone, and will continue […]
Chris R.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
Everybody at Dental One is phenomenal!! I first went there on an emergency and they were able to get me in right away. I came back three months later for my checkup and cleaning, and they were […]
Marc S.
I had a dental emergency and they got me in there really quickly. Doctor and staff were so nice.
Latrice S.
Great service
Lester L.
Dr. Thornton and her staff are amazing.
Jennifer W.
Very friendly, thorough, and quick.
Robert S.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way — […]
Deepika R.
Friendly and professional practice
Judi M.
Staff is awesome.
Nefertiti H.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my care and options :-) I was nervous about my appointment and they put all of my fear aside.
Michele O.
First off I would like to say thanks to doctor Sarah and her team for doing an awesome job. I have been terrified of the dentist for many years due to a bad experience, but doctor Sarah has changed […]
Jarvis D.
Although I am still new to the practice, I have been very pleased with everything so far.
Jennifer K.
I had a great experience.The employees are great.Great timing,the manager is awesome. Sima the hygienist did a wonderful job cleaning my teeth.Everything went good thanks alot you guys.
Ree T.
They have the greatest staff I have ever came contact with since I’ve been going to the dentist. Receptionist is great ( Crystal) Both hygienist are nice (Jessica)& (Sema) Dr. Thornton is […]
Kevin A.
After a long search, I’ve finally found a dentist that fits my needs. The entire staff is prompt and professional. I’ve taken my small child with me twice and everyone was very accommodating. I […]
Equilla L.
Staff is great
Nefertiti H.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (404) 381-1490
Our Location