Training kids can be a challenging task for parents. Not all children can quickly adapt or would want to participate actively in taking care of their teeth. Some kids would find oral care boring, and other kids get cranky when being asked to do brushing, and some do not find oral hygiene interesting at all. As a parent, you may feel a little frustrated in letting your child carry out habits. As your dental partner, we want to make it easier for you by giving creative ways to make brushing easier for your kids.
1. Set routines
Implementing routines on time will give your child behavioral expectations. Make sure to provide positive reinforcement to encourage your child that this activity is exciting and something good to look forward to every day. Train your child to brush teeth upon waking up in the morning, before bedtime or every after the meal. It would be easy for them to remember that brushing is necessary during the time of the day.
2. Make brushing a bonding
Best practices of kids are learned easily by making yourself a good example. Not only will he be taught pro-actively on how to brush, but this is a great time to enjoy and bond with your child as well. A proper demonstration is a key to effective oral care for your child.
3. Games are Fun
Play fun games with your child while brushing teeth is entertaining and fun. You may hum a song with a little dancing while listening to your child’s favorite nursery rhyme or make the loudest animal sound while brushing teeth are the things that they would enjoy. This activity will make your child be more interactive as well and make them love brushing.
4. Poster Making
A creative poster made by you and your child that illustrates how oral health is important. A poster can be placed on the wall to help your child remember at all times that dental care should always be a priority and should not be neglected to prevent chronic diseases.
5. Surprise Treats
Kids always love treats or rewards. It makes them feel valuable, and it creates a positive atmosphere and habits. It encourages them to do better and gives them the motivation to do well always. You can use a star stamp as they use at school, cute stickers, small toys, create points with designated prizes just like in amusement parks or delicious snacks that they love to eat will be a perfect token to encourage proper oral care.
6. Brush Picking
When doing a grocery, you may ask your child to pick the toothbrush that they like. You will be surprised at how they are going to take care of it and sometimes give names to it, especially if it is a character toothbrush. It’s a creative way to motivate them that brushing teeth is fun and not dull.
We, at Kidsmile, are passionately dedicated to providing quality dental care for your child. Our goal is to partner with you to help your child establish and achieve excellent oral health as they grow.
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