Other Things You Can Do to Create a Fun Teeth Brushing Routine
- Whether it’s just one tooth or a whole mouthful, it’s important to ensure that all your kids’ teeth are thoroughly brushed from the moment they appear. Why not try initiating some games with your little one during brush time by encouraging a wide-open mouth (like a Hippo) when brushing to inject a sense of fun into the activity and ensure every tooth gets a complete clean.
- A missing tooth can sometimes make brushing painful – having a gap in your mouth is never fun. Luckily, the magic of the tooth fairy can help keep a smile on their face until their new teeth grow in.
- If they’re old enough, you can reward consistent tooth brushing to get your little one interested in maintaining their oral health routine. Offer small prizes as an incentive or create a tooth brushing chart with gold stars for every successful 2-minute brush.
The earlier your child begins looking after their teeth, the easier it will be for them to maintain a healthy mouth well into adulthood. Try our Brush Time App today and discover how our catchy 2-minute teeth brushing songs can transform your kids’ brush time routine.
You can find out more about looking after your children’s teeth throughout every stage of their development by visiting our kids’ oral care information page here. There you’ll find articles on everything from choosing the right tooth care products to spotting the symptoms of common dental problems.
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- The Independent. Open wide: Is brushing your teeth for two minutes really enough?. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/how-long-brush-teeth-two-minutes-b1946888.html. Accessed 12/04/2022.
- Public Health England. Health matters: child dental health. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-child-dental-health/health-matters-child-dental-health. Accessed 12/04/2022.