It is true that brushing and flossing daily can get tiresome. It is okay to skip the routine once in a while. But is it equally okay for your toddler to miss brushing? Unfortunately no, it’s not okay. A child must develop healthy habits, one of which is brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Of course the onus is on you to teach your child these habits. You may skip your routine once, but you cannot get lazy when it comes to matters of your child.
Dental Tools for Home - San DiegoAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 25 per cent children under the age of 5 are reported with untreated tooth decay. And as the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure. If you are facing difficulty inculcating brushing and flossing habits in your child, our dentist in San Diego suggests some cool tools that should help. These functional gears will attract your child to daily brushing and flossing.
The plip clips are cute and very effective. Stick it to the bathroom mirrors using the head suction and let your child ‘feed’ the brush to the animal-shaped clips. These are best for children above 3 years age.
It takes 120 seconds to clean teeth but keeping kids engaged with a brush for 120 seconds can be a tough ask. Play your child’s favorite song while they brush using Tooth Tunes. These are ‘clever’ toothbrushes – they play a two-minute sound byte whenever used. The harder the child brushes, the louder the sound gets. Tooth Tunes are best used for children above 6 years.
DenTek Glow-in-the-Dark Fun Flossers
It is difficult to teach young kids flossing. Use these fun flossers which have easy-to-grip handles so that toddlers can easily hold them. The best part is that they are fluoride-coated and have a yummy fruity flavor. Not to mention the handles glow in the dark! Best used for toddlers above 2 years old.
Surfboard Step Stool
Another difficulty you will face while making your child brush independently is letting him reach the sink without help. Use these specially-designed Surfboard Step Stools for children above 18 months and let your child wash without help.
Colgate Junior Toothpaste
Gift your child a sparkly surprise in the form of the Colgate Junior Toothpaste. The minty-flavored toothpaste has Colgate’s trademark cavity protection formula and fluoride. However, do not try it on children below two years old.
Dr. Fresh Firefly MouthSwoosh
Your child might not need a mouthwash daily. But there is no harm is developing the habit. You can get Dr. Fresh Firefly MouthSwoosh which is a bright pink, bubblegum-flavored fluoride rinse. Your child will specially like the cap which blinks for 30 seconds – the time required for effective swishing.
Make brushing fun for your child with the help of the super cool Crest SpinBrush.The SpinBrushes have colorful characters and shapes holding the brush. Use it for children above 3 years old and see how brushing-time turns into fun-time!
Parenting is tough and we are not the first ones to tell you that! But it is an experience you shouldn’t trade for anything in the world. It takes a lot of dedication and patience to make your child a better human being. Since good habits have to be inculcated, you have to start early. Luckily parenting is no longer tedious and boring. The fun tools for brushing are evidences that your child can play and learn compulsory habits without any fuss.