For many parents, teaching kids good dental hygiene is a twice-daily battle. Forming good oral care habits from a young age is crucial to your child’s development, but it’s no easy task to complete. But we also know the saying that if there’s a will, there is a way.
How many times do we need to brush or teeth? Brushing your teeth three times a day, or after each meal, likely won’t damage your teeth. But bruising your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste for two minutes each time is already okay. The next question is, how do you convince your children to stick to an everyday tooth brushing routine that they can eventually do on their own?
Be A Good Example
There is a saying that kids do what they saw from their parents or older people, right? So why not let your kids watch while you go through your flossing and brushing routine. Brushing the teeth can also be a bonding moment between your kids and you.
Try a Different Toothpaste
Your local grocery store is full of toothpastes made especially for children. Kids will be delighted to see their favorite characters on the toothpaste packaging and look forward to using it to brush their teeth every night and morning. My daughter Chloe really loves Hapee Kidde toothpaste because she can choose a range of delicious flavours and colorful characters.
Make It a Game
Since it is recommend to brush your teeth for two minutes, why not make it a game and excite your kiddos? To make sure your kids are brushing for the right amount of time, you can set a cute timer for them to know when they can stop brushing.
Creating a fun and engaging routine at home will ensure your child develops a lifelong habit of caring for their teeth.