Wednesday, February 16, 2022

How To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

 


 

Sometimes trying to persuade children that brushing their teeth is a good thing and that there are reasons they need to do it is a losing battle. They don't enjoy the process, they don't know what it's crucial, and they fight against it as much as possible, often coming up with all kinds of excuses not to do it the right way.

Of course, it's vital that children learn not only how to brush their teeth but to make it a big part of their daily routine. With that in mind, if you're having trouble getting your children to brush their teeth, here are some helpful hints at breaking through that barrier. 

See The Dentist

In some cases, the children might be confused as to exactly how they should be brushing their teeth. It's a hard thing to teach properly, and although they might think they're doing it right, you might notice that's not the case. If you're unsure how to teach them properly, make an appointment with your trusted dentist.

You could even fit it in with your own appointment. If you're already going to have tooth colored fillings in Colorado Springs, for example, you might ask your dentist to show you and your child exactly how to brush. In fact, if you are there as well, this can help as you will not only have the information yourself, but your child will feel much more at ease.

Use Flavored Toothpaste

More often than not, it's not the act of brushing the teeth that is the problem. It's the taste of the minty toothpaste that causes issues. Many children are sensitive to the taste of peppermint, and they, therefore, can't stand it when they have to use toothpaste to clean their teeth. 

Luckily, there is a solution. You can find a variety of flavored kinds of toothpaste on the market, which still do a good job, but don't put the children off due to the minty taste. From strawberry to bubblegum flavors and many others, this could be the best way to ensure their teeth get clean. Even if their mouths don't smell or feel minty fresh, their teeth won't be damaged through non-brushing. 

Brush Early

Most people assume that you need to brush your teeth last thing at night before you go to bed. This does make sense; you won't be eating or drinking anything, so your teeth can stay cleaner for longer. 

Although this is useful for adults, it's not quite the same for children. In fact, having them brush their teeth earlier in the evening is the best thing you can do. Sometimes the issue is that, by the time they have to brush their teeth, they are extremely tired. This can mean this last thing before bed becomes too much of a chore and something they dislike because they just want to go to sleep. If they brush their teeth earlier and then only drink water once it's done, they won't be so grumpy during the process, and they might start to incorporate it into their routine a little better.

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