Toothbrushing Tips for Toddlers

Little girl brushing her teeth

As a parent, you play a key role in your child’s oral health. It is important to practice proper oral hygiene while your child is still young. If you have a toddler, you know that brushing your child’s teeth can be tough. The trick is finding a way to make brushing their teeth enjoyable rather than a task. Below are tips and tricks for winning over even the most stubborn of kids.

Sing a Song
Make it fun! Play a short song while you brush your toddler’s teeth. By showing them that brushing their teeth can be fun, they will be less reluctant to brush. Even better, make up a fun dance to go alone with your tooth-brushing song!

Let them Pick the Brush and Paste
Get your child excited about brushing their teeth by letting them pick out their own toothbrush and tasty toothpaste. Having these in their favorite color or superhero will make them excited to use them.

Play a Game
If your child does not like singing songs, try playing a game with them as you brush their teeth. Try a game of Simon Says- Simon says brush in circles, Simon says brush back and forth.

Practice Makes Perfect
Let you child practice brushing teeth on their favorite stuffed animal or toy. Show them proper brushing technique by having them watch you brush.

Teaching your toddler proper oral health habits while they are young will set them up for healthy teeth in the future. For more tips or to schedule an appointment, call St. Charles Office Phone Number (630) 232-6661.