How Can I Get My Child Excited to Brush Their Teeth?
One fun way to motivate children of all ages is to use technology. For small children, this can mean playing a fun song or video when they brush their teeth, like this one featuring Elmo. And there’s always the traditional approach of using an “egg timer.”
Younger children, older children, and adults should all brush for two minutes.
For older teens, Dentistry IQ has a list of cool tools they can use to brush and floss their teeth and braces.
If your teen still seems uninterested in brushing their teeth, schedule an appointment for a dental cleaning. This way they can hear why brushing and flossing are so important from our dentists and hygienists .