Our Hands-On Learning Lab™ in Gillette, WY
Like you, we want your children to have a positive lifelong relationship with the dentist. Gillette, WY dentist Dr. David Porter and the rest of our friendly team at Synergy Dental Center do all we can to ensure they will. Most kids like to learn by doing, and that’s exactly what they get to do with the Hands-On Learning Lab™, a series of fun, hands-on activities where they learn about the importance of good oral hygiene, dietary habits, and more.
Our lab will:
- Teach them the most effective ways to brush and floss their teeth.
- Show them how what they eat affects the health of their teeth – and their overall health.
- Let them see for themselves how bacteria can damage their teeth and gums.
- Help them develop a great relationship with our whole dental team.
- Pique their interest in learning more about healthy habits.
- Give them the skills they need to take better care of themselves.
Your children will have so much fun, they may not even realize they are learning too! To schedule family dentistry appointments, call 307-682-3100.
Doctor David Porter on the hands on learning lab
Awaken an Interest in Science in Your Child
In addition to learning good dental habits, our activities may help your child develop a broader interest in science. When we talk to them about the bacteria that live in their mouth, we’ll let them use a microscope to see what the bacteria look like. When we talk to them about sugar content of different cereals, we’ll measure out the sugar with them. Our staff will take the time to answer all of your children’s questions too.
Reinforce Learning With Fun Activities at Home
You can reinforce what your child has learned by making oral hygiene fun at home too. Try these tips:
- Let your child select their own toothbrush and toothpaste.
- Give your child a sticker for activities like flossing or making a healthy snack choice. Keep a chart for the stickers. When they earn enough stickers, reward them with a favorite activity.
- To encourage brushing for two full minutes, pick out a two-minute song to play. To make it really fun, choose one that makes you dance.
Call Synergy Dental Center at 307-682-3100 so your child can visit the Hands-On Learning Lab. Our Gillette, WY dentist office is near Sage Bluffs Park, so you can stop at the playground after your appointment!