We know that getting your kids to do things that are good for them can be difficult – especially when it comes to establishing a dental hygiene routine. Making healthy things seems like fun is essentially to making sure your kids get proper care, so we’d like to share a few ways you can turn a proper brushing and flossing routine into a game.
Be a Role Model
Your kids look up to you, whether they want to admit it or not. You can inspire your kids to adopt a healthy dental hygiene routine by letting them watch you brush and floss each morning and night. When you take your kids into the bathroom to get them ready for school or for bed time, take care of your brushing and flossing at the same time. Chances are, you kids will want to imitate you. As an extra benefit, if you’ve been slacking on your own dental health, this is a good way to get back on track.
Create a Reward System
Make up a calendar for the current month, and place a sticker on the date for each day that they brush and floss their teeth both morning and night. It’s a visual reminder of their progress, and the kids will be motivated to fill in the calendar. At the end of the month, the stickers can be exchanged for a small prize.
Brush to the Beat
Music motivates adults to get through a workout, so why not try the same technique with brushing your teeth. Choose some fun music and play it while your kids are brushing and flossing. Encourage them to dance and sing – turn it into a party!