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5 Ways to Make Brushing Teeth Fun for Toddlers

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Make brushing teeth fun for toddlers. Getting toddlers to do something they do not want to do is always a struggle. So, when it comes to brushing their teeth it can sometimes be a fight. Let’s be real some adults avoid brushing their teeth.

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Experts say to introduce brushing as soon as the first tooth pokes through. The sooner your baby gets used to brushing teeth the easier it becomes. If you are looking for a good first toothbrush and toothpaste use this.

first toothbrush

They have early-stage toothbrushes to help clean your baby’s gums. Plus, they are also great teething tools when your baby is working on those incoming teeth. If you need more teething tips and remedies check out this post.

But lets get back to why you are here. How to make brushing teeth fun for toddlers!

Let them pick out their own toothbrush

If you give your little one the responsibility to pick out their own toothbrush they may be more willing to actually use it to brush their teeth. There are plenty of toothbrushes with bright colors and fun characters that your toddler can pick from.

Pick a tasty toothpaste

Select a flavor of children’s toothpaste that your child will like. There are multiple flavors to choose from, strawberry, watermelon, and bubblegum are just a few.

Let them do it

Now I know what you are thinking, a toddler can’t brush their teeth by themselves. So, brush their teeth to your liking and then give them time to brush on their own. This gives them the sense of responsibility and independence.

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Brush together

If you brush your teeth along with them, they will see and copy the same behavior. Toddlers need to learn to brush properly so they will grow up being able to brush their teeth correctly. (We as parents do not want to brush their teeth the rest of our lives).

Sing a song

Whether brushing teeth or washing hands, the experts say a minimum of two minutes. So, sing a song during so they have fun but also know its been the recommended amount of time. The A,B,C’s is a great song to sing plus they will be learning the alphabet.


Conclusion

Find what works best for your toddler. Make it fun and show them how. Also, make sure you are taking them to the dentist to get regular check-ups. Talk with your dentist when it is a good time to schedule an appointment. I hope you found something useful to make brushing teeth fun for toddlers.

Oliver at the dentist

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