How To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

Wednesday, July 27, 2022


Brushing your teeth is an important part of oral hygiene, but convincing kids that it's necessary isn't always easy. For some reason, they don't love or appreciate the process, and they frequently come up with all sorts of reasons why they can't do it the proper way.

As a matter of fact, brushing one's teeth is essential for a child's overall health and well-being. The following are some pointers to help you in breaking down the barrier of encouraging your children to brush their teeth.


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See The Dentist

In certain circumstances, youngsters may be confused as to how they should brush their teeth. It's difficult to explain effectively, and although they may believe they're doing it correctly, you might realize that they're not. Make an appointment with your best dentist if you're unclear how to train them on how to brush their teeth properly.

You could even schedule it around your own appointment. If you're already visiting, you might ask your dentist to instruct you and your child how to brush properly. In reality, if you are there as well, you will not only have the knowledge, but your kid will feel a lot more at ease.

Use Flavored Toothpaste

More often than not, it is the taste of the mint toothpaste that creates problems rather than the process of cleaning the teeth. Many youngsters are sensitive to the taste of mint and, as a result, find it difficult to use toothpaste to brush their teeth.

Fortunately, there is a workable option. There are a range of flavored toothpastes on the market that perform a fantastic job without putting youngsters off owing to the minty taste. This might be the ideal approach to guarantee their teeth are clean, with tastes ranging from strawberries to bubblegum and many more. Even though their mouths don't smell or feel minty fresh, at least the teeth will be cleaned.

Brush Early

Most people think that you should brush your teeth before going to bed at night. This makes sense since you won't be eating or drinking anything, so your teeth will stay cleaner for longer.

This is helpful for adults, but it's not the same for kids. In fact, the best thing you can do is make them brush their teeth earlier in the evening. Sometimes the reason they have a problem is that they're too tired to brush their teeth by the time they have to. This can make the last thing they do before bed a chore they don't like doing because they just want to sleep. If they brush their teeth earlier and then only drink water, they won't be as grumpy while doing it, and they might start to fit it into their routines a little better.

Set A Good Example

Teaching oral hygiene is all about practicing what you preach. If your kid sees you cleaning your teeth on a regular basis, they are more likely to do the same. When brushing your teeth with your child, pretend to be a mirror and encourage them to mimic your actions.

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