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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

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Teaching your kids how to brush is one thing, but how do you get them to do it consistently twice a day? Don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are some simple and easy ways to make brushing teeth a fun activity for your kids!

  1. Give Them Choices
  2. Let your kids choose their toothbrushes and toothpaste flavors to best appeal to their personalities and tastes. Giving them the power to choose what they brush their teeth with will encourage them to do it by themselves more often.

  3. Reward Them
  4. Make it a game! Give your kids stickers every time they brush their teeth, and let them collect a certain amount of stickers in order to get a new toy or treat (just make sure you don’t encourage your kids to eat too much sugar!).

  5. Make It a Family Affair
  6. Brush your teeth with your kids to start! Letting your kids see you brush your teeth and how much you enjoy it will encourage them to make it a daily habit too.

  7. Use a Dissolving Agent
  8. A dissolving agent is a chewable tablet that temporarily stains the plaque on the surface of your teeth. Give your kids a dissolving agent to reveal all of the icky plaque on their teeth. It’s an image that will be difficult for them to forget.

  9. Play Music
  10. Play your kids’ favorite music while they brush to help them associate brushing teeth with happiness and fun!

At LM Family Dentistry, we understand the importance of instilling healthy dental habits in our kids and how tough it can sometimes be. Dr. Merchant and her team are well versed in communicating with younger clients and offer comforting amenities to help them feel right at home. If you’re looking for a family dentist that can accommodate a wide range of dental issues, look no further. Contact us to schedule appointments for your whole family today!

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