How Parents can Prepare for Common Dental Emergencies

Two ways to help your kids brush their teeth

 

As a parent, it is difficult enough to get your kids to bed on time, and getting them to brush their teeth is a whole other story. Whether they complain about the taste, or you worry they are not brushing their teeth effectively, brushing their teeth at night brings a whole host of problems and you know you can’t do it for them forever. We understand the struggle but it doesn’t have to be this way, which is why we have come up with 2 ways you can make the experience more enjoyable for you and your kids.

Make the process fun

Part of the problem is that kids have associated brushing their teeth as being a negative or boring experience. But if you help encourage them to have fun when they are brushing their teeth, they are more like to look forward to it. For example, you could have your kids practise on your while you make exaggerated silly sounds for effect, or you could tell a fun story about how the nasty bugs need to be fought twice a day. Whatever method you choose, make it as compelling as you can to win your child over with fun.

Change the toothpaste

A lot of kids don’t enjoy the taste of tooth paste and this can be the biggest barrier to getting them to brush their teeth. Nowadays, you can buy fruity flavoured toothpastes that are design for kids, which not only taste better, but can be swallowed without causing harm for your reassurance. If they still don’t enjoy the toothpaste, you can always try without toothpaste first to see how they do. While it’s not ideal in the long run, it is better to have them brushing their teeth at all and gradually add it in the toothpaste over time.

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