How to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth
Brushing teeth on a regular schedule is not something your children take up as a habit by themselves. It takes motivation from parents to make oral care a lifelong habit. If you are struggling to get your kids to be regular in brushing and flossing, here are a few tips to help get them on the path to a smile that lasts a lifetime.
Brush with Your Kids
Kids learn best by example. If you brush your teeth right along with them, it shows that this is not just a chore for kids but a good habit to maintain for life. Of course, you can’t brush 10 times a day, and you may not have a big enough bathroom for the whole family to brush at once, but the more often you can brush with your kids the better.
Make Brushing Fun
How can you make brushing less a boring and more of a fun activity for the kids? Use music to help kids time brushing at two minutes. Let your kids select their favorite toothpaste flavors (even if it means keeping a few tubes in the cabinet), and use fun toothbrushes. When kids feel involved and oral hygiene becomes something enjoyable, it won’t be a daily struggle anymore.
Let BRSH+FLSS Help!
At BRSH+FLSS, we’re all about helping parents create lifelong good habits for kids that lead to good oral health. When preventative care at home is combined with the preventive care offered by BRSH+FLSS Pediatric Dentistry, your child will spend less time in the dentist’s chair for emergencies. Schedule an appointment today by calling 619-741-1500.