As parents, we’re always looking for ways to get our children interested in activities and routines that help them grow into healthy, well-rounded adults. However, the lure of certain day-to-day tasks can be lacking for children unless they’re presented in a fun and exciting way. One such practice is brushing their teeth and developing a lifelong commitment to their oral health. But let’s face it, the subject matter in its own right won’t wow your average child.
KIDS AND BRUSHING
Explaining and modeling how to properly brush and floss, as well as emphasizing the need for consistency, can only go so far if your child just doesn’t find it interesting. That’s where options come in: options for toothbrushes and toothpastes. Then, brushing their teeth can take on new meaning for your child, as they now have many fun options to choose from and feel a sense of ownership in their goals.
TOOTHPASTE AND KIDS
As with any product geared toward children, toothpaste manufacturers find all sorts of ways to make their product stand out in the eyes and minds of children. Packaging is typically brightly colored, as well as the contents-whether it be food, candy, or toothpaste. There are many aspects of toothpaste that can be appealing to children, including a pump type dispenser, its color, or its flavor. From bubble gum to fruit-flavored-and even vanilla-you and your child can make the choice, giving them a sense of belonging in this important ritual from the beginning.
If you’re having trouble getting your child to brush their teeth, there are ways to perk up their daily routine to make it much more appealing. Depending on your child, changing the flavor of their toothpaste may be all you need to stir their interest in daily brushing and flossing. For more information, contact our office for recommendations on the best toothpastes for children.