Getting kids to brush their teeth can be an uphill battle filled with kicking and screaming. However, starting kids with proper oral hygiene from a young age is critical in ensuring they carry these good habits into adulthood. In honor of Children’s National Dental Health Month this February, we came up with some fun and easy ways to get your kids to brush their teeth!
1. Let your child pick their favorite song
Most songs last about 2-3 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time needed to properly brush! So turn up the tunes and have a dance party!
2. Reward your child
If you see them exhibiting good brushing behavior, reward them with whatever motivates your child like stickers or other small items!
3. Make brushing a family affair
Get everyone together to brush their teeth in the morning and evening so it can become an event your child looks forward to everyday!
4. Give them choices
Let them pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste! This allows them to feel more involved and more likely to want to engage. Just make sure they’re both ADA approved!