Getting my kids to brush their teeth hasn’t always been easy. Right now, they are in a really excited stage where they love it – but it wasn’t always that way. I’m sure we will go through another phase where brushing their teeth is no fun anymore. When that happens, I’ll be prepared!
4 Ways to Get Kids to Brush Their Teeth Without a Fight
Get A Cool Toothbrush – This might seem silly, but getting my little boy a Star Wars toothbrush that lights up and makes sounds has made teeth brushing so exciting. Go shopping together for a *special* toothbrush they will be happy to use.
Use A Reward System – Like any other good habit or behavior, sometimes giving a reward at the end works wonders. There are some really fun reward systems you can mark off together and offer a treat at the end. Maybe a trip to the movies or yes, even an ice cream treat. (Just remember to brush after!)
Do It Together – Make it a family affair! Having mom and dad, or maybe an older sibling brushing with them makes it more enjoyable. Honestly, I think we forget how much our kids want to spend time with us and even something as silly as brushing teeth together will make them happy!
Play The Toothbrushing Song – We like to play this fun song on my phone or tablet while the kids brush their teeth. It’s silly and fun and just gives them one more little thing to look forward to when they are brushing!
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Without regular cleanings, bacteria built up in your mouth can lead to decay, cavities, and eventually tooth loss! Regular visits to the dentist are essential to not only prevent these problems, but also catch any problems that do exist before they cost you your smile.
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Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.