Easy Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About Tooth Brushing
Sometimes there is nothing harder than coaxing your kids to brush their teeth. Some kids just do not like it. The tears, fighting, and begging gets old fast. Parents are looking for ways to make teaching such an important skill easier. Here are some tips to take the fight out of brushing your kids’ teeth.
Make it Special
Let your child pick out a special toothbrush. Maybe a superhero or a princess can convince them it is something worth doing. You can even have them decorate their toothbrush with stickers. Keep in mind that an uncomfortable toothbrush could also be the reason your child doesn’t want to brush. Choose a toothbrush that is small enough or sized appropriately for their mouth. There are also soft bristle choices when it comes to choosing the correct brush. In addition, there are also many flavors of toothpaste for them to choose from.
Make it Fun
Make brushing fun. Bring a teddy bear or doll and brush their teeth too. Let your kid take a turn brushing your teeth, too. Do a dance and cheer or play a song or music. The Brush DJ app has music specifically timed for the recommended two-minute brushing time.
The more your kids have fun brushing, the more they will do it. It is also important to teach them and make it a part of their twice-daily routine now. Regular cleanings with Carolina Smiles Dentistry are just as important as good daily oral hygiene. Your dentist will show you and your child the best way to brush.
Carolina Smiles Dentistry is here to help your child learn good dental health habits and answer any questions parents might have about their child’s teeth or teeth brushing routine. We’d love to see you and your child in our office for an appointment. Give us a call at 919-620-6700 to schedule a visit today!
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