Taking the kids to the dentist, specially if it’s their first time, could be a nightmare!
In this vlog I give you 5 tips I followed with my 3 and 5 year old on their first visit to the dentist and let me tell you they worked and my kids love going to the dentist.
Tips to teach kids to brush their teeth the right way
Quality and Timing of Brushing
Kids just want to get it over so unfortunately they don’t brush their teeth long enough, 10 seconds is not enough. Find a way kids can time their brushing, for example make them sing a song that is two minutes minimum which is recommended by the American Dental Association. When they were younger my kids use to practice the ABC’s twice while brushing their teeth, not that they’re 8 & 9 of course they don’t! But I do make sure they brush their teeth for at least 2 minutes, at least 3 times a week I send them back to the bathroom to brush their teeth again! And I’m happy to say they have no cavities!
Even me, I have a hard time flossing because I’m lazy, but I’m making sure my kids do it at least 3 times a week, if you want healthy gums, flossing is the answer.
Make Brushing Teeth Fun!
Even at this age, my boys still get excited when they choose their toothbrush or even toothpaste. Toothbrushes should be replaced every three months, take them shopping for new toothbrushes, they’ll be more excited to brush their teeth if they like their toothbrush and toothpaste.
I recently received The HartFelt 360 Toothbrush for review and we love it! It’s the world’s first 360 degree toothbrush and revolutionizes your brushing experience with unparalleled cleaning power.
My kids loved the Baby Buddy 360 Toothbrush they say is so soft and very easy to clean all their teeth since is round, I actually saw them enjoy brushing their teeth! HartFelt 360 Toothbrush is for adults which is equally soft.
I totally recommend trying the HartFelt 360 Toothbrush and follow my tips on how to teach kids to brush their teeth the right way.
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