Children’s Teeth Cleaning Made Fun

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As dentists, this is something we come across all the time. A flustered parent explains that every day is a battle, when trying to get around the conundrum of looking after their children’s teeth. It is something that is more common than people may realise but a few simple steps is all it takes.

Before you know it, your children’s teeth will be bright with smiles and they’ll look forward to brushing more often.

Be A Storyteller
Educating your children about the benefits of brushing their teeth is important, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Making up a story about an army of sugar bugs who are out to destroy their teeth and the only saviour being a toothbrush will go a long way in getting them engaged!

Once they become engaged, you can begin to teach them the correct techniques of brushing. Then you can send them on their way to becoming an expert.

Make It Fun
A lot of children would rather be playing than brushing their teeth – but you can make it fun for them in a number of ways.

  • Let them choose their own toothbrush, something they will want to pick up and use out of their own initiative. Something that has their favourite cartoon character or superhero will be perfect. You can even find toothbrushes in supermarkets they can design themselves using stickers, too.
  • Choose a flavour other than mint. There are many different flavours to choose from that are sugar-free and swallow-friendly.
  • Play their favourite songs for the recommended two minutes they should brush their teeth. Maybe dance along with them, too!

Let Them Be ‘Independent’
 In all the enthusiasm that children have when they start to enjoy something, they may take matters into their own hands. Our advice is to let them be and use this to your advantage. Let them put the toothpaste on the brush and brush their teeth with your supervision. Allowing them to get familiar with the process of brushing teeth benefits you and them in the long-term!


Unsure about your dental health? Find your nearest Synergy Dental Clinic to book an appointment.

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