3 Ways To Get Your Kids To Brush Their Teeth

If you have kids that fight you every time you get them to brush their teeth, then it may be time for you to do something about it. Because toothbrushing is so important, it's just as important that you work to get your kids to focus on their brushing habits. If your child has braces, then it is especially important for them to brush their teeth because food can get trapped in between their brackets and cause cavities. To help motivate your kids, this article will list a few (hopefully helpful) things that you can do. Are you ready to learn some more? If so, read on.

Incentive Chart

Kids love incentives. Whether their incentive is getting a treat after school or picking out a new toy at the toy store, make sure that you give them an incentive that they will look forward to getting. In order for your child to get this fun treat or toy, create a chart. Then, every time they brush their teeth, they can add a sticker to the chart. When they reach a certain number of stickers, they get the chart. 

Read Books About Teeth

Another thing that you may want to try is reading books about teeth and toothbrushing. Sometimes when kids learn about oral care from someone other than you, it sticks with them. If your children aren't old enough yet to read on their own, make sure that the book has a lot of visual representations of toothbrushing.

Get New Toothbrushes

Another fun way for you to get your kids to brushes to get hem a new toothbrush. A new toothbrush with their favorite cartoon character on it may get them really excited about brushing their teeth each and every day. Just make sure that you let them know that if they get a new toothbrush, that they are going to have to use it more often.

Toothbrushing is the easiest way to protect your teeth from cavities, especially if your child has braces. If you have little kids or elementary school-aged kids that aren't brushing their teeth, use these tips to help them get the job done. To learn more about these and other oral hygiene tips, contact your dentist or your children's orthodontist today. Your child's orthodontist or dentist may also have some other resources that you can use in addition to the tips listed in this article.