Back to School: 5 Brushing Tips and Win a Dr. Sharp Children’s Toothpaste
With the start of the new school year comes the start of new daily brushing rituals. so here I share my top tips for getting children to brush. At the end you can win a Dr. Sharp Dentistry’s children’s toothbrush t get your start setting these healthy habits.
The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of Dr Sharp Dentistry/Innovative Integrated Solutions. This post may contain affiliate links, but this in no way influences the review to follow.
As we embark on a new school year comes new brushing rituals. Here I share my top tips for getting kid to brush while keeping it fun!
Teach Them Why They Need to Brush: Kids generally do no understand the importance of brushing and at their young age they can not imagine that tooth care is as important as it is. It is our job to educate an ensure they get a good oral hygiene base.
Make Brushing a Game: Kids love to play, so make it a game with a reward at the end. An easy way to accomplish this would be to set up a chart with stickers, for each brushing (am/pm) they get a sticker, if they accumulate a week or 10 days worth they chose a small prize.
Don’t Use the Dentist as a Threaten to Children: I know as a child of the 70’s both my husband and I heard threats that included the dentist and waking up with no teeth. While yes this is true, probably better not to make the dentist the bad guy – you never know if you are planting an aversion seed that will grow with time.
Praise Their Efforts and Hold Them Accountable: When your young kids brush their on their own, praise them but if they forget hold them accountable. You want to plant the seeds for a lifetime of good oral hygiene and that starts with positive reinforcement and positive association.
Brush for at Least 2 minutes: Play a favorite song, tell them a story or make up a funny story. Silence makes the time crawl but activity can make the brushing breeze by.
A great way to set these habit early is by using Dr. Sharp Dentistry’s children’s oral care products.
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GIVEAWAY: Dr. Sharp Dentistry/Innovative Integrated Solutions is giving a children’s toothpaste to (1) reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) – 3 oz Kids Wild Berry Toothpaste. This is a $7.99 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on August 27th (8/27/2016) to receive this oral care tube! Open to residents in the US. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by me by email and prize will be fulfilled by Dr. Sharp Dentistry/Innovative Integrated Solutions! Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!