Even if you are able to make sure your children and brushing and flossing each day, chances are that it’s not a task your kids are very excited about! Luckily there are a few ways to make proper dental care seem like less of a chore.
How to Make Brushing Fun
Below are a few ways you can help make oral hygiene fun for kids:
Use toothpaste with fun flavors – Lots of kids object to minty toothpaste. Luckily, there are plenty of kinds of toothpaste geared toward children with fun flavors. Allow your child to pick the flavor of his or her toothpaste; as long as it has the seal of approval from the ADA!
Pick a fun toothbrush – Allowing your children to pick their own toothbrushes will make them excited to be a part of maintaining their dental health. Toothbrushes are available in a variety of television characters, princesses, video games, and superheroes. As long as it has soft bristles and is the right size for your child’s mouth, it will be perfect!
Brush with the whole family – Lastly, make your dental hygiene routine more family-oriented! Kids love to imitate the behavior of parents. Watching you take care of your oral health is a great way to show your kids that their teeth are a priority.
Even though dental hygiene is necessary, it doesn’t have to be a chore! Getting the whole family excited about their dental health will not only make your routine easier, but it will also provide your children with a foundation for a lifetime of healthy mouths!
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Dr. Preston Polson has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years. Dr. Polson received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado and completed a one-year Hospital based General Practice Residency in Burlington, Vermont. Dr. Polson continues to receive advanced training in restorative, cosmetic, implant, and reconstructive dentistry in an effort to provide each patient with the highest quality dental care possible.