Thursday, October 22, 2015

Clever Ways to Make Brushing Teeth Fun for Kids

Sometimes brushing teeth seems more like a chore than washing the dishes—especially with children. But, as any parent knows, it’s vitally important for every child to brush his or her teeth for good health and hygiene. These tips will make the brushing process more fun for your kids.

1. Make it a game

Parents should set a timer and have kids brush long enough to "outrun" it. Another option is to have multiple children “race” to see who can get the cleanest teeth in the allotted time. Whatever it takes, kids will enjoy brushing more if it’s made into a game.

2. Use apps

There are tons of apps for both iPhone and Android that can be used to help both children and adults brush for the correct amount of time. These apps can get anyone to stick to the task at hand.

3. Brush to the music

By playing a child’s favorite song, any parent can get their kid to brush for the required two minutes!

4. Let kids get involved

Kids’ toothbrushes and toothpaste feature all kinds of bright colors and fun characters, so an easy way to make brushing more fun is to allow kids to pick out their own brushes and paste.

What are your tips for having fun while brushing teeth?