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Are there any creative ideas on how to make sure that my daughter brushes her teeth. The problem is that she does not want to go to sleep!

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Alex831

Asked by Alex831 at 10:07 PM on Feb. 14, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I got an egg timer and told her to brush her teeth until the sand ran out. She thought it was fun.
    Mel_in_PHX

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 10:09 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I think she might like that. Its worth a shot. Thanks
    Alex831

    Comment by Alex831 (original poster) at 10:13 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • I can't get my son to remember to and then he fights me on it every time. I even read him an article out of a readers digest I found about a boy whose family couldn't afford to take him to the dentist. He ended up with a abscessed tooth and the infection went to his brain and killed him. He still doesn't care to brush his teeth.
    kymuddgirl

    Answer by kymuddgirl at 10:14 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • Try the blue that goes where they miss. It gives them definite purpose to get it all off.
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 10:23 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • i got my son a spin brush and he loves to brush his teeth, i think they have one that sings to them so they know how long to brush
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 10:25 PM on Feb. 14, 2011

  • You could also try different flavored toothpastes, that way she can pick out a flavor to use. See if you can find a child's dentist song and play it while she brushes.
    amessageofhope

    Answer by amessageofhope at 12:53 AM on Feb. 15, 2011

  • Ours is 7 and at night we still brush his. He doesn't do a good enough job by himself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:00 PM on Feb. 15, 2011

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