two kids brushing teeth

Brushing and flossing isn’t necessarily an exciting activity, however, by making it fun and interactive, you can help your child develop good oral hygiene habits that will last a lifetime. If you’re having trouble getting your child interested in brushing their teeth, try these tips to help them enjoy the time spent caring for their teeth and gums.

  1. Brush Your Teeth at The Same Time

Children often want to do exactly what their parents do and thus it’s often easier for a child to get involved in good oral hygiene habits when they are able to follow your example as a parent. It’s a great opportunity to spend time together while also improving BOTH of your oral hygiene habits.

  1. Singing Songs

Singing can be a great way to create a fun atmosphere. It can be quite a comical experience to brush while also singing along to one of your favorite songs. You can also use the songs as a means of ensuring that you’re brushing for a sufficient amount of time, much like singing the “ABC’s” or “The Birthday Song” when washing your hands for the desired amount of time.

  1. Use Brightly Colored Toothpaste and Toothbrushes

There are many types of toothbrushes and toothpastes that are specifically designed for children that often come in bright colors, fun designs, or with their favorite cartoon character or super hero. Your child can pick out their own special toothbrush/toothpaste combination to help peak their interest in brushing.

  1. Praise Them For A Job Well Done

Praise and positive reinforcement for doing a good job is a simple & lasting way to promote your child’s healthy oral hygiene habits. You can also reward your child for good oral hygiene habits. This will help your child maintain their healthy habits throughout their lives.


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