“My kid(s) always brush their teeth without ever complaining, delaying, or having to be told”…….Said no parent….EVER!
I have yet to meet a parent who doesn’t struggle with getting their kid’s to brush their teeth.
Or getting them to care about the health of their teeth at all.
Most kids don’t enjoy this.
What if there was a way to make it just a little more enjoyable and easy for
parents kids to take care of their teeth?
Check out the following super simple tips from dental hygienist, Lynnette Gebhardt
1. BRUSH EVERY TIME YOU CHANGE YOUR CLOTHES.
Then there’s no excuses about forgetting because no one’s going to school or ball practice in their pj’s.
2. DON’T RINSE OUT AFTER BRUSHING.
This allows the fluoride a chance to “soak in” and do it’s job preventing cavities. If you must rinse then…
3. USE A FLUORIDE RINSE.
This is especially good if your little one is cavity prone. If they are, then do this every night before bed.
4. CHEW GUM.
Yes, you read that right! Chew gum containing xylitol. Xylitol is a sugar found in birch and beech trees that plaque can’t digest. This helps reduce the plaque and also fight cavities. You should find XYLITOL listed among the first 4 ingredients in the gum. Some brands include: Ice Cubes, regular style Trident, regular style Orbit, Mentos gum, Altoids cinnamon gum, etc.
You can visit Lynnette at Little Ms. Crafty