It is important to get kids to think about brushing as fun and exciting. Children should brush their teeth twice a day and floss daily, keep track of brushing on a calendar by the sink with gold stars. If there are two stars everyday, at the end of the week, play their favorite game on Friday night as a special prize.
To keep brushing from getting boring, look for ways to make it fun. Keep different flavored toothpastes in the bathroom so that they can have options each time they brush
Get the whole family together in the bathroom to brush our teeth for the recommended two minutes. Play their favorite song and brush together for the duration of the song.
Dentists recommend dental check-ups every 6 months, which can be scary for many children. So prepare them
Good oral care begins at birth. Before children start teething, wipe out their mouths with moistened gauze after they eat.
Instead of sticky and sugary snacks, like gummy candy, soda and ice cream, give children healthy snacks that wash away easily, like raw vegetables and fruit. Also, after your children have brushed their teeth at night, let them drink water– the sugar that is left from juice and milk can create cavities in the mouth during sleep.