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How To Get Your Child To Brush Their Teeth

We’ve all been there: bedtime rolls around the battle to brush your child’s teeth begins. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought to myself “Man, is this fight even worth it?” However, realizing the importance of dental hygiene, I’ve tried to make brushing time an exciting time. Check out these 3 tricks to get your child to brush their teeth.

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How To Get Your Child To Brush Their Teeth

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1. Involve your child in the process: Take your child to the store with you and allow them to choose their favorite toothbrush and favorite flavor of toothpaste. Choose toothbrush patterns that will excite them.

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2. Make brushing a fun experience: Crank up the music and have your child brush their teeth to their favorite tunes. Have your child brush their teeth in fun and creative places – in the bathtub, under the kitchen table, outside, etc. Do whatever it takes to make it a fun time of the day.

3. Encourage early dental hygiene. Starting at an early age, encourage healthy dental habits. This not only includes brushing morning and night, but making sure that your child sees a dentist starting in the toddler stage of life. The earlier you introduce these habits into your child’s life, the less they will fight it. Dental check-ups are recommended every 6 months.


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How do you get your child to brush their teeth?


Monday 24th of August 2015

Luckily my son still likes to brush his teeth! I do have to give him a reminder though!

Lena Burkut

Sunday 23rd of August 2015

This is y every day battle, because my son thinks it is just not important


Thursday 20th of August 2015

We definitely need to make it fun for them. These are wonderful tips.

Liz Mays

Thursday 20th of August 2015

It was definitely a long process trying to establish a regular brushing schedule for my kids. These are helpful tips!

Amber Edwards

Thursday 20th of August 2015

We just had a dental visit with my kids today. Great news for my daughter..not so great with my boys. They have been the ones I struggle to get to brush their teeth. I hope this is a reminder how important it is. We'll have to be more involved to help get them back into the habit of brushing every day.

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