You know that brushing your teeth is important, but your kids?
They’re not so easily convinced. Indeed, they’re not so easily convinced of anything that doesn’t involve having fun or causing a mess. So you might have to give your kids a little bit of encouragement to get them to practice sound dental hygiene. Here, we take a look at five ways you can do this.
Be a Role Model
Children learn a lot from their parents, much more than just what they’re told. They’ll copy what you do. If you’re making a habit of brushing your teeth twice a day, as surely you are, then they’ll be likely to follow suit and make oral hygiene a priority.
Bring the Fun
Your children aren’t going to be all that committed to brushing their teeth if it’s a forever boring process. If you want to get your kids — or anyone — to do something, then it’s best to make it as enjoyable as possible. Now, you might be wondering, “how can I possibly make dental hygiene fun?” and that’s a fair question — but it’s one that the market has solved. Invest in colourful toothpaste and a cute toothbrush, and they’ll be much more likely to get involved.
Good old bribery
You’ll pay out when the tooth fairy has to pay a visit, so why not delay the expense by bribing your kids to brush their teeth? You can promise them a new toy or a trip to their favourite fast-food place if they do it every day without complaint. It works!
Education is power
It’s best to know the reasons why you’re doing something, rather than just being told that you need to do it. You explain to your kids why brushing their teeth or paying a visit to SSS Clinic is good for them. You can watch videos, read books, or try home experiments: there’s one that involves chewing tablets that temporarily stains the plaque on a tooth. They’ll soon brush!
Visit the dentist
Finally, why not take a trip with your little one to a dentist in West Ealing? They’ll quickly learn the importance of proper dental hygiene if they’re seen to by a kind and caring dentist, which is just what they’ll find at an Ealing dentist.