Kid’s candy consumption increases in October, for obvious reasons. Helping your child brush their teeth effectively is extremely important around this time of year. This can help prevent significant oral health problems, as well as build good habits for the future.
Establish a Routine
A solid routine helps with many aspects of your child’s life. It can help them know what to expect on a daily basis. If brushing is a routine activity, it will be easier to get your child to do it.
Make it a Family Activity
Brush with your child. Show them how to correctly brush their teeth. Be a good role model. Your child looks up to you; if they see you brush your teeth, they’ll want to as well.
Let them have Control
Allow your child to choose their own toothbrush or toothpaste. This can help get them excited about brushing their teeth. Your child will enjoy using a Ninja Turtles toothbrush more than a plain one!
Play a Song
Have a dance party during your toothbrush time. Play a song that is at least 2 minutes to ensure that your child brushes for an adequate amount of time. This length of time is necessary to remove plaque and food particles from the teeth.
Make it a Game
There are many ways to make a game out of brushing teeth. Challenge the child to a competition to see who can brush their teeth better. Tell them that there are monsters hiding in their teeth and they have to brush them to get rid of the monsters.
Your children’s oral hygiene significantly impacts their overall health. Helping them to enjoy brushing their teeth will pave the way to good oral hygiene habits. With Halloween right around the corner, it is important to get your kids to brush their teeth effectively and consistently.