It’s hard enough to get your kids to clean their rooms, now you must get them to brush their teeth.
Helping your kids get in the habit of brushing twice a day for two small minutes can be challenging, but a little creativity on your part goes a long way.
Here are 5 ways to make your kids want to brush their teeth:
- Make it fun. Instead of setting a timer for two minutes, think outside the box. Play their favorite song and have a dance, brush party. Better yet, find a quick two-minute cartoon on YouTube to show them that even their favorite characters brush their teeth.
- Stick to a routine. Even when on vacation, keep up with your normal schedule. There’s no such thing as an off day.
- Reward good behavior. Let your kids pick out the bedtime story or what favorite dish they want for dinner the next night. It’s the little things that will make your kids feel so proud.
- Go shopping. Let your kids pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste. Even superheroes have to brush!
- Make it a family affair. The family that brushes together, smiles together.
It’s important to achieve healthy teeth from childhood and beyond. Jumpstart those habits by having your kids make “teeth goals.”
- Avoid sugary foods
- Brush twice a day
- Floss and use mouth wash daily (per age appropriate)
- Visit their dentist twice a year
- Make oral health a fun habit to have!
Brushing shouldn’t be a chore, so don’t make it one. Let your family dentist know about your kids’ amazing brushing habits and they’ll be rewarded again!