How To Convince Your Child To Brush His Teeth?
Oral hygiene is a very imporant aspect of overall health and it is very important that your child understands this and is maintaining this is inculcated at the right time and the right way.
Here are some tips on how to do so:
1. Make it a fun and engaging activity for her! Your child loves to play and making everyday activities, such as brushing teeth as a part of playtime is a great way to inculcate the concept. For example, make the different steps of brushing as a little rhyme, so that she can catch on to it soon and find it as another game to play, instead of another chore to do around the house.
2. Associate stories with brushing teeth. Little stories equating brushing teeth to fighting off germs that eat away teeth can go a long way in motivating your child to keep their teeth clean brush regularly and adequately
3. Make sure that the toothbrushes that she uses are soft, so as to not traumatize her soft gums. Also, make sure that she uses the right amount of tooth paste and she doesn't swallow it. Make these instructions clear to her.
4. Supervision of your child during brushing of teeth is important, both to obeserve the safety of your child as she brushes her teeth and also to consistently remind her the steps of brushing her teeth, so that she remembers to do all the steps, keeping her engaged and brushing time a fun and healthy activity!