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Fun Ways to Teach Your Kid to Brush Their Teeth

Posted on 10/11/2021 by Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS
Fun Ways to Teach Your Kid to Brush Their TeethIt's no secret that brushing your teeth is an important part of dental health. However, what you might not know are the fun ways to teach your kids how to brush their teeth! Here are some tips on how to make tooth-brushing a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.   

Use stickers or other rewards as incentives for good behavior

If you have a young child, chances are they aren't too interested in the benefits of dental health just yet. Fortunately, there is no shortage of creative ways to teach kids how to brush their teeth using stickers or other rewards as incentives for good behavior.   

For example, if your kid brushes their teeth without being asked first, reward them with a sticker on a chart that they have hung up in the bathroom where tooth-brushing takes place every day. At the end of each week (or whatever time frame works best), let your son/daughter cash out all their accumulated stickers for an exciting prize! This could be anything from getting to pick what's for dinner one taking turns choosing which movie everyone watches together.   

Get them excited about it by playing music while they brush or letting them pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste

Kids love music, so why not let them choose their own song to listen to while brushing? Getting your child excited about the activity before it begins will help instill a positive association with tooth-brushing in their mind.

Additionally, letting kids pick out their own toothbrushes and toothpaste can elicit excitement by appealing to their sense of curiosity and adventure. If your child can pick out their own toothbrush, they will be more likely to feel a connection with it and thus want to use it!

Be sure that you're picking out an age-appropriate toothbrush for your kids. In most cases, you'll find that toothbrushes for children come with soft bristles and a small head. If your child is of the right age to begin using an electric toothbrush (typically after they've reached two or three years old), there are many options designed specifically for kids!

We hope that this post has given you some ideas and tools to help your little ones learn how to brush their teeth. But don't forget, if there's anything we can do for you or answer any questions, please reach out!
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