Brushing your teeth is a crucial part of maintaining good oral hygiene. If you want to keep a healthy and beautiful smile, you need to ensure that you are brushing your teeth properly and regularly. As adults, the idea of enjoying a beautiful smile for a long time is enough incentive to get us going and brushing our teeth properly, 3 times a day. However, this may not be so easy to manage with the young ones. In fact, it can be downright challenging to make kids brush their teeth in the first place.
How can you encourage your kids to brush their teeth properly? You can start by being a good example for them. Show them that you regularly and properly brush your teeth, so they are encouraged to follow the same go habit. You can also make the tooth brushing a family activity. While brushing your teeth, you can at the same time show them the proper way of doing it. This can also be the perfect time to give them fascinating information about dental health so they can more fully appreciate the importance of tooth brushing.
You can also enlist the help of your dentist in explaining to your kids why brushing their teeth is important. Having an authoritative figure (aside from the parents) can help children listen more attentively and hopefully, encourage them to properly brush their teeth. Moreover, you can also try a rewards system to ensure compliance with the habit of brushing their teeth. You can give out small rewards such as stamps or stickers for a job well done in the tooth brushing department.