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Brushing Teeth Made Fun for Kids

Brushing Teeth Made Fun for Kids ttapThis post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

It’s never fun to have to nag or remind your kids to brush their teeth. Instead, if you can get your kids excited to brush their teeth by making it fun, they’ll start reminding you! Nothing’s better than having the kids want to brush their teeth.

Tips to Make Brushing Teeth Fun!

Brushing Teeth made Fun

Make it routine – To get started, you have to make it routine first. Even just a few days in a row can be enough to make a routine for the kids where they will start to remind you instead.

Lead by example – Let your children see your own healthy habits and they’ll be more readily accepting of brushing their teeth. Kids like to emulate adults and so getting to mimic you in brushing their teeth will be fun!

Start young – The younger you start with your kids, the easier and more accepting of the new habit your children will be. Older kids will be quick to come up with excuses where as young children will find the new habits exciting to try.

Let them do it – Even if your kids aren’t perfect at brushing, let them do it themselves! You can always follow up and help get spots they missed at the end, if needed. Giving them a chance to do it on their own builds their sense of accomplishment and independence, too.

Bring on the Superheroes (and Princesses) – Grab products that will make them excited to use them – like a toothpaste with their favorite characters or mouthwash with a cool pump.

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Make it easier – Look for products that will help make the whole process easier like floss sticks that the kids can easily hold as opposed to string floss that they will likely struggle with. Introduce an electric toothbrush when they are old enough to use one which will make it more effective and easier for them to brush properly.


Sonicare for Kids

My 4 year old just started using a Phillips Sonicare for Kids electric toothbrush. He thought it was so cool to use an electric toothbrush like his dad’s. It was also a lot easier for him to brush. Since he is still so young, I usually have to help him quite a bit. Having a toothbrush that does the scrubbing action for him really helps to get his teeth clean.

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This toothbrush comes with 8 different designs so you can customize the toothbrush to their own personality. It is 75% more effective than a manual toothbrush in hard to reach areas, making it perfect for kids. It uses an easy start feature that slowly increases the time over 90 days until it reaches the recommended 2-minute brush timer. The Sonicare for Kids also has two intensity settings, so it’s great for sensitive teeth.

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The Sonicare for Kids electric toothbrush would make a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season. Many have a tradition of giving toothbrushes every year, why not make it electric and switch to replacement brush heads in the stocking every year?


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How do you making tooth brushing fun?

Dr. Joe Tagliarini

Tuesday 30th of December 2014

When they are old enough, an electric toothbrush can help kids do a better job of keeping their teeth clean even if they aren't the best brushers. The toothbrush does most of the work (and times them!) so they just have to keep moving the brush around.


Sunday 28th of December 2014

I entered the contest I would love to win a $1000 giftcard to Walmart. How fun is this toothbrush for kids they can pick out all the fun designs!

Virginia @thatbaldchick

Sunday 28th of December 2014

My son was just asking for a Sonicare Toothbrush the other day. I'll have to go check these out.

Jessica (Savory Experiments)

Sunday 28th of December 2014

No kiddos here, but I'm a little jealous that brushing my teeth wasn't this fun when I was little! I also want to upgrade to an electric toothbrush.

April Decheine

Sunday 28th of December 2014

These are great tips, my kids use to love brushing their teeth at night because they knew story time was next. The morning was another story.

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