Tooth brushing is necessary for dental care, but it can be tough to get kids, especially the reluctant ones! This blog post will share some ideas for fun and easy ways to encourage your child’s love affair with toothpaste.
Help Kids Know What to Expect
Tooth brushing is a sweet experience for children. To help your little one brush his teeth, get them to chew on the toothbrush with no toothpaste, so they’re used to having something in their mouth and figure out what that feels like when you do it too!
Make Sure Your Kids See You Brush and Floss
Children indeed learn by watching their parents, but many factors are at play. The idea behind “learning from watching” often rings true in our experience; it seems like most kids get the message after seeing their parents do so.
Brush Each Other’s Teeth
Why not try it simultaneously? Brush your child’s teeth and watch as they react with fascination! You could be doing them a favour by distracting them. An excellent way to get this routine started might be a distraction; let’s put on some music or show him an animal movie while we brush so that they are distracted enough not to feel anything besides curiosity about what will happen next in their brushing experience.
Make Brushing a game
Toothbrushing can be boring for kids, but why not turn it into an interactive game? Please have your child check their mouth to see any plaque.
Have a ‘Play Toothbrush’ for your Child’s Toys
Get your child involved in other activities to make brushing teeth fun and a rewarding experience. For instance, if you have them play pretend with toys while they brush their teeth, it will be much easier for them!
Give your Child Options
When your child is in charge of choosing their toothbrush, it’s a great idea to let them. If you’re struggling to find one that they’ll be ok with, start by using just wet brushes until they become more confident brushing! A lot can happen when kids get creative control over their hygiene routine; this will motivate even reluctant little ones to achieve perfect oral health every day.
Sing a Toothbrushing Song
Tooth brushing songs is an excellent way to help your child brush their teeth and make bedtime easier. The song will not only strengthen them, but it’ll also give you some freedom in what’s probably a tedious task!
Use the Dentists as a Backup
We all know how important it is to stay positive in the face of adversity, which can be a challenge for parents! We suggest saying things like, “Remember what your dentist said about needing an extra cleaning? This spot needs some work before you have any more toothaches or problems again,” but always make sure that everything comes out sounding encouraging. When giving advice and help tips on maintaining our dental health, never lose sight of positivity even if times get tough.
Clean your child’s teeth, and they’ll be happy. It is always a struggle getting children to brush their own, but not anymore! Now you can make it easier for them with this blog post about nighttime routines in general, as well as our helpful tips on how best to handle bedtime without fighting tooth decay or bad breath issues while still giving your little one enough rest.