If you have a child chances are they don’t willingly brush their teeth. Whether it’s disinterest or fear, brushing teeth can be a new and overwhelming experience in a child’s eyes. One thing we recommend doing is trying to teach your child to enjoy brushing their teeth. This way you remove any negative stigma associated with it.
Here are our best tips on how to teach them to brush in an enjoyable manner!
1. Brush with them
This may take some re-jigging on your behalf as it’s likely you have a very different schedule to your child, but it’s worth trying to make teeth brushing a family activity. It’s a well known fact your children like to copy a lot of the things we say and do, make sure they pick up a good habit like brushing their teeth! You can get a two minute timer or even make a game out of it.
2. Let them pick out a toothbrush and toothpaste
With so many colourful patterns and flavours out there, a really good way to get your child excited by teeth brushing is to let them choose their products! Take your little ones to the shop with you and let them browse, see the options and get excited. Children can be fickle so it’s worth having them choose out a few options so they can switch things up now and then when it gets a little boring.
3. Choose the right dentist
Finding a good dentist is another vital step in teaching your children all about the importance of good dental hygiene. Your child’s dentist will be an invaluable source of knowledge and praise, and having them engage with a dentist is another great source or encouragement. It’s a great way to get feedback and other tips also.
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If you have any queries or would like to book an appointment, contact Heybridge Dental today.
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