All parents of young children know the struggle related to their kid’s routine dental hygiene. Brushing teeth comes either too early (or too late) for some parents to deal with it. We get that…we’ve been there too. But twice a day brushing is just as critical to kids as it is for adults.
The following tips can help kids develop a habit of brushing teeth twice daily:
- Make toothbrushing a bonding time - Toothbrushing together will make the experience fun and exciting every time. Make it a routine in the morning and at nighttime so every day they will look forward to brushing with you.
- Offer rewards - This works every time when training kids with any tasks and that includes toothbrushing. The reward will encourage them to perform the proper toothbrushing technique and doing it routinely.
- Set a two-minute timer - This will challenge your kid to brush their teeth for the whole 2 minutes continuously.
- Use dental hygiene products that are made specially for kids. Providing them with kiddy toothbrush that has fun designs or with their favorite cartoon characters on it plus a fruity mouthwash will see brushing as an enjoyable daily activity.
For more dental tips for kids, contact Oyster Point Dentistry.