Make Teeth Brushing Fun For Your Child

You can go round and round with your child about the importance of teeth brushing, only to find them still arguing with you and avoiding brushing their teeth. If your child is having a hard time getting in the routine of brushing their teeth on their own, there are some things you can do to turn that all around. By making teeth brushing a fun thing to do, you will see your child taking the initiative to brush their teeth without prompting and without arguing. Try some of the tips in this article to help your child have fun with teeth brushing.

Have music playing while they brush their teeth

You can set up a battery operated radio in the bathroom with your child's favorite song in it. Let them know they can turn on the song every time they go to brush their teeth and it will transform it into a much more entertaining experience. Also, by brushing their teeth for the duration of the song, you will know they are brushing them well.

Set up a sticker chart in the bathroom

You can put a calendar up in their bathroom, along with a set of stickers. Tell your child to take a sticker and put it on the appropriate day every time they take care of their teeth without you needing to remind them. Once you see they have taken care of their teeth in the morning and evening for a certain amount of days, then you will give them a reward.

Give your child full authority over their oral hygiene

Some children do very well when you give them more responsibility. If this sounds like your child, then you may find they have fun with brushing their teeth if you put them in charge of making all their own purchasing decisions regarding their oral care supplies. Allow them to choose their own tooth paste, tooth brush, mouthwash and dental floss. They will have fun acting more like an adult and choosing the supplies that are the most appealing to them.

When you find what it is that makes the act of taking care of their teeth fun for your child, you will see a big change regarding their enthusiasm when it comes to oral care. This makes it much easier for you to get them to take care of their teeth and increases the chances that they will continue taking good care of their teeth throughout their adulthood. Talk to your dentist for more tips on helping your child have fun while caring for their teeth.