Three Great Tips to Motivate Your Kids to Brush More!
Posted by Sue on 26-02-2019
Tip #1 KEEP IT FUN!
Brushing and visiting the dentist should be both positive and fun experiences. The worst thing you can do is threaten your child with brushing.
Don’t tell your child that if he/she doesn’t brush that they will have to see the dentist as if it’s some big scary punishment for not brushing.
You can use music for this purpose. Play your child’s latest favorite song to keep them brushing longer.
The goal is to get them brushing for 1-2 minutes ideally, after every meal.
Tip #2 USE AN HOURGLASS
We recommend an hourglass for brushing which allows the child to have a concept of how much time is left to brush.
An easy and inexpensive way to track the amount of time spent brushing.
Tip #3 DOWNLOAD THE BRUSH HERO APP
Brush Hero is a gaming app that you play by brushing.
In each two-minute game you earn points by thoroughly brushing all your teeth. Any toothbrush and smartphone can be used with the app.
Thank you to one of our patients for recommending it!
Dr. Appleton and Dr. Bana recommend to keep brushing fun so your children will develop a healthy and positive attitude towards their dental care.