5 Tips on How to Make Brushing Fun For Kids
Posted by EVERYONES FAMILY DENTAL on Aug 24 2021, 09:01 AM
Parents must teach their kids to brush their teeth every day. Most of them already know how difficult it can be to convince kids to do something they don’t want to. And it seems as if health-related activities like brushing and oral hygiene are especially difficult.
Are you struggling to get your children to pick up that toothbrush and use it as they should?
At Everyone's Family Dental in Illinois and Wisconsin, we specialize in dental treatments and procedures for kids and adults alike and part of our work with patients includes advice on how to organize and improve their oral hygiene.
That’s why, in this blog, we’ve lined up a few fun tips you can use to inspire your child to brush regularly.
Tell Them a Story
One of the best ways to get children to brush their teeth is to tell them a story. For instance, you can come up with a story about how their favorite cartoon characters brush their teeth twice a day to keep their teeth strong.
Turn Brushing Into a Game
Kids are always ready for a game, which presents you with the perfect opportunity to teach them about oral hygiene. For instance, if your child enjoys watching a certain cartoon, you can encourage them to brush a different part of their mouth during each commercial break.
Practice What You Preach
Kids emulate what they see. When they see you have fun brushing, odds are they will take after you and do the same.
So, whenever you brush, make sure to express how amazing it feels to do so regularly and how you can’t wait to do it again the next time.
Let Them Pick Out Their Toothbrush and Paste
Another way to make brushing fun for kids is to let them choose their tools. A toothbrush and toothpaste in their favorite color or with their favorite character can encourage them to brush regularly.
Bring Them to Everyone’s Family Dental
Our pediatric dentists know how to talk to kids about dental care and how to make interactions engaging and memorable. They can give kids a short glimpse of how oral health works using props and get them interested in brushing.
Encouraging your child to get into a brushing routine early on will help them develop into healthy adults.
For more tips on how to care for your child’s oral health, get in touch with our dentists at Everyone’s Family Dental. We are available in eight locations across Illinois and Wisconsin. Call (815) 847-9292 for an appointment or any of our offices closest to you for assistance.