Make brushing twice a day for two minutes a fun event, don’t just set a timer and supervise. Turn on your child’s favorite song and have a two minute dance party! Get creative and switch things up so brushing is always a good time.
Start a Routine and Stick to It
Your child might have had a long day but don’t let them skip out on brushing and flossing. You may be tempted to let your child skip during times when your normal schedule is off (like vacation), but keep the routine. The more your child brushes, the easier it will be for it to become second nature for them.
Reward Good Brushing Behavior
Print off a brushing calendar and have your child keep track of when they brush. If your child does a great job brushing, reward your child for good brushing behavior. It may be as simple as asking to see their healthy smile and giving them a high five.
Let your child pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste. They may enjoy using something more if they get to pick it out.