Hi ladies,How do you teach your kids healthy oral care habits?
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
I brush their teetch 2x a day. It's just become routine.
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.
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.
Timers, routine and I showed them pictures of rotten teeth. :p
They brush their teeth, use Listerine, and floss since they're older.
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.
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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