5 Ways to Make Teeth Cleaning More Fun for Kids

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Parents are all too familiar with the uphill battle of trying to get their children to brush their teeth. Kids often see this healthy habit as too much effort or boring.

Luckily, there are a few simple tricks and tips for turning the routine of teeth cleaning into a fun task your kids look forward to!

1. Personalise Their Toothbrush

It’s no secret kids love accessories that come in their favourite colours or their beloved cartoon characters. There are even toothbrushes that play music or light up. Take your little one to the store and let them pick whichever toothbrush takes their fancy; they’ll be much more excited to use it.

2. Turn it into a Game

Turning teeth cleaning time into a game is a clever and simple way to motivate your child into doing it with minimal complaints. You can tailor the game to whatever they like most; they could be a superhero brushing away the scary monsters or role-playing pretend dentist.

3. Have a Dance Party

Children love to sing and dance, so they’ll be sure to love their teeth cleaning time more with a bit of music. Before they brush their teeth, let them pick a song and play it while they brush. The time will go so much quicker for them if they’re enjoying a fun song!

4. Find a Toothpaste Flavour They Like

Children might find the taste of toothpaste quite unpleasant, which could be a big part of why they dislike brushing their teeth. There are plenty of mild toothpastes alternatives that come in flavours such as strawberry, cinnamon and vanilla, so they’ll definitely be able to find one they like. Just make sure they don’t try to eat it off the toothbrush!

5. Use Rewards

Sometimes using rewards is necessary for children who are really resistant to brushing their teeth. Using an incentive like a sticker page with a new sticker after every brush, or a small reward after they’ve done a certain number of good teeth cleaning sessions, can be just the motivation they
need.

If you’re looking for a children’s dentist on the Gold Coast, come see us at Oasis Dental Studio for all your child dentistry needs. Contact us today to book your consultation.

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