Tricks to Making Dental Care More Fun

Do your kids whine every night about having to brush their teeth? Does getting them to floss each day feel like punishment, for you? If you are tired of begging and pleading with your kids to get them to care for their smiles, why not consider some simple ways to make dental hygiene more fun for the whole family? There are actually a number of ways to encourage kids to take good care of their teeth and gums, and these tricks can make your life, as a parent, a lot easier!

Let Your Kids Pick Their Own Toothbrush and Paste

With young children, it can be helpful to invite kids to choose their own toothbrushes, toothpaste, and even their dental floss. This can give them a sense of empowerment, and also allows them to choose products that appeal specifically to them, so they have something to look forward to when it is time to complete their dental hygiene routine.

Many companies make products designed specifically with kids in mind, allowing for increased comfort and fun, as well. For instance, what kid doesn’t love bubble gum flavored toothpaste, or a superhero toothbrush?

Just look for products that have the seal of approval from American Dental Association, to make sure they are safe and effective.

Find Videos or Songs That Are the Right Length for Brushing

A simple way to make sure your kids are brushing properly is to find a video or song that is the length they should be brushing, approximately two minutes. This helps indicate when to start and stop brushing, but it can also be a simple way to make daily hygiene more fun!

Look for the many instructional videos online about dental techniques, too, to help educate your kids about how to brush and floss properly.

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