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How do you teach your kids healthy oral care habits?

Posted by on May. 20, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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Hi ladies,
How do you teach your kids healthy oral care habits?

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by on May. 20, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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live.the.life.
by on May. 20, 2013 at 11:52 AM

we would set a timer while brushing and it helped so much, they would usually want to go past the time set which is good, and the other 2 would sing a song and after they were done the one brushing had to stop , all three got to sing, lol it worked

sophiesmom07
by Platinum Member on May. 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I brush their teetch  2x a day.  It's just become routine.

littlemascara
by on May. 21, 2013 at 1:35 AM

It's a LOT easier whenthey are little and you brush their teeth for them and they have a pretty regular routines.  I still have to remind my teens every night... I told them at the next check up if there are no cavaties and the dentist says he KNOWS they have been flossing better (they all have a SonicCare w/ a timer) I'll give them cash. 

frustrated

dalbax2
by on May. 21, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Get them into a routine and stick to it.  Make a game of it.  Set a timer or get a toothbrush that flashes.  When it stops flashing, you have brushed long enough.  Maybe a reward chart w/ stickers.

Apr1l
by Katie on May. 21, 2013 at 9:17 AM
Always make it routinely important.
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jenniferlee_12
by on May. 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM
I just make him do it and give him the toothpaste that he likes.
dballa
by on May. 21, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Timers, routine and I showed them pictures of rotten teeth. :p


zboys
by on May. 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM

They brush their teeth, use Listerine, and floss since they're older.

dksport03
by on May. 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Started brushing his teeth as an infant it became a habit. He also flosses but i think thats because he likes the spearmint taste, hes 4 ½  now.

 

 

rocky_mtn_mama
by Member on May. 22, 2013 at 1:20 PM

I have to sometimes make my 12 year old go back and brush again.  He's always in such a rush and never does a very good job.

My daughter (teen) is having to constantly be reminded to put her retainers in at night.  I can already tell her bottom teeth have started shifting because she hasn't been wearing them.

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