Tips to Make Dental Care Fun for your Child

Shelley Wenger
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By the end of the day, both children and their parents are ready for bed. However, before they can crawl into bed and sleep, it is important to take proper care of everyone’s teeth. At the end of the night, it can be really hard to make that a priority, but you need to find a way.

Here are some tips to help make dental care fun at your home.

Let your children pick their own toothbrush and toothpaste. Many children love to be able to pick out the toothbrush that they want to use. They may decide to pick their favorite princess or superhero. Some pick their favorite color.

They should also get to pick their own toothpaste. They may come to like a certain flavor, which makes it more enjoyable. Others choose it based on their favorite character.

Brush and floss together. Since it is equally important for you to brush and floss your teeth, you may want to make it a routine to do it together. This allows you to show your child the importance, while also spending some time together.

Play a special song during this time. Since you want your child to brush for at least two minutes, a song can be a great way to help pass the time. Your child will learn that once the song is over, he or she can stop brushing.

Reward your children after a trip to the dentist. You don’t want your fear of the dentist to rub off on your children, so you need to make it a good event. Do something special with your child after his or her visit, so it becomes a positive time.

Many children love to pick their own toothbrush and toothpaste. This can get them interested in brushing their own teeth. You may also want to play a song to make it fun, or even brush your teeth at the same time! This will ensure that everyone in your home has sparkly white and healthy teeth and gums!


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Shelley is a small town farm mom of two boys. She is a veterinary technician, so she is proud to write about all kinds of animals and their care. She also loves to write about writing, running a business, working from home, and much more.

Glenville, PA

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