Promoting Proper Oral Hygiene in Children in a Fun Way

Mother and Daughter Brushing TeethWhen it comes to teaching the value of good oral hygiene, it is important to start at an early age. Kids are likely to grow up with strong and healthy teeth if they learn to brush and floss their teeth daily. If your child is a reluctant brusher, it is best to put in more effort to make the routine fun and interesting. Oral hygiene should be a positive experience for your little one.

Here’s how you can make proper oral hygiene fun for kids:

Brush Together

Childrenscrossing.com notes that children usually imitate what their parents do, so it is best to do the good habits together. This offers a good opportunity to teach them the proper way of brushing. Make the routine more fun and exciting by singing their favorite song or nursery rhyme.

Buy a Fun Toothbrush

Children are more likely to be encouraged to brush their teeth with a toothbrush that they like. You can let them choose their toothbrush, but make sure it is of the proper size with soft bristles. You can also buy a toothbrush that features their favorite cartoon character.

Use Kid-Friendly Toothpaste

Some kids are reluctant to brush their teeth because the toothpaste is too minty or strong for them. This is why it is best to choose toothpaste specially formulated for kids. Most of the products are fruit-flavored, and children normally prefer those.

Acknowledge Their Efforts

If you see your kids brushing their teeth properly, tell them that you are proud of them. You can also give them praise or a reward by doing an activity they like (storytelling or educational games). Just make sure not to give food as an encouragement or reward.

Use Books and Videos

Buy books that promote good oral hygiene, such as brushing and flossing. You can also let your kids watch videos on the Internet, especially those that teach the importance of taking care of the teeth. You can also download toothbrush songs or play toothbrush games.

Keep these things in mind to promote good oral hygiene habits at an early age. Don’t forget to visit a pediatric dentist to make sure your child’s teeth are cavity-free.

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