One of the best ways to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth independently is to make brushing their teeth something they look forward to—instead of a twice daily chore. Below are a few tips and tricks parents can turn to, to get their little ones excited about their oral hygiene.
Select A Fun Toothpaste
When it comes to toothpaste there is certainly no shortage of options, but there is also no clear-cut winner—you just need to use toothpaste in general. However, some toothpastes are designed to be more appealing to your little ones. This includes fruit flavor toothpaste with sparkles or fun colors. Some kids toothpaste tubes feature their favorite animated characters. While these specialty toothpastes might cost a bit more per tube, it’s worth it if it helps your kids commit to their daily oral hygiene routine. Using a toothpaste that contains fluoride is up to you, but at least determine if your little one prefers a standard or foaming paste. Some kids love that foaming action that some toothpaste brands offer.
Consider An Electric Toothbrush
While you can select a colorful or decorative standard toothbrush targeted towards kids of all ages, it takes time and practice to make sure that your kids are doing more than just brushing their teeth—but brushing their teeth correctly. It is difficult to explain how to brush at a 45-degree angle, and even more challenging to confirm proper technique—especially in the back teeth. This is why many parents choose a sonic toothbrush instead.
Kids enjoy the way the toothbrush feels while cleaning, even if it tickles a bit at first. With our patented 3 sided brush head, cleans all sides of your kid’s teeth at once. Since the triple bristle automatically adjusts to clean the gum line and teeth of all shapes and sizes—even ones that are still growing in—parents can now be more confident that their child is brushing properly and getting their teeth clean.
Kid Friendly Toothpaste And Mouth Rinse
Many parents support their kid’s oral health care routine with a fluoride mouth rinse, used after brushing. While adults typically preferred a minty formula, kids may prefer bubble gum or fruity flavors. Same goes for selecting a daily tooth floss. You may also have better luck using a flossing tool, or a tape—which are both easier to use in small mouths.
The tips above will help to make daily oral care fun, and to get your little ones excited about a job well done!