Lifelong habits start at a young age, so make sure your child develops good ones such as daily tooth brushing and flossing.
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Children learn by example, so it is important that you brush your teeth with them. They not only learn how to brush their teeth correctly by watching you, but they learn that tooth brushing is supposed to be a daily habit.
Skipping Is For Recess, Not For Oral Hygiene
Don’t have your child skip brushing their teeth just once. Just once often becomes more than just once. If you want your child to develop an oral hygiene routine, then they must brush their teeth twice a day and floss once a day.
Tooth brushing doesn’t have to be a chore for your child, there are several ways you can make tooth brushing fun for them with the following tips:
- Time them. This will sort of make brushing into a race, but they need to finish at the same moment the time runs out. You can use an egg timer or a two minute long song for this race.
- Give your child small rewards when they brush their teeth such as a sticker or a penny.
- There are a lot of fun toothbrushes with colors and designs that will make children more eager to clean their teeth.