For young children, the difference between a chore and an enjoyable activity is the amount of fun involved. If your preschooler hates brushing his or her teeth, try these tips to make the bedtime routine more bearable.

  • Use disclosing tablets: Disclosing tablets dye plaque on a tooth when chewed, so your child can easily see where he or she needs to brush more carefully. Children love seeing their teeth turned pink, and you’ll be able to know when your kid’s teeth are truly clean.
  • Buy a fun toothbrush and kid’s toothpaste: Letting children pick out their own toothbrushes and toothpaste makes them more excited about using them.
  • Make a dental health reward poster: Every time your child brushes, place a sticker on the poster. When the chart fills up, let your child pick out a toy or go somewhere fun.

Developing good oral health habits at a young age is directly linked to fewer cavities and stronger teeth later in life. For more information on keeping your child’s mouth healthy, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.