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5 Fun Ways To Teach Kids How To Brush

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Are your kids brushing in the right way? Are they using the right toothbrush? Is brushing helping your kid’s oral hygiene maintenance? Teeth are considered as one of the most important aspects in aesthetic, chewing and speech. Teeth complete the look on ones face. Healthier and stronger teeth add more value to your overall health and appearance. Teaching kids how to brush is important for maintaining long term oral health.

The art of brushing your teeth daily in the morning and at night leads to good oral health. This helps to keep an individual with a good personality. A graceful smile will give happier cavities at bay. Cleaning your teeth daily can benefit you in many ways.

Shot of a happy father and his little girl brushing their teeth in fun ways.

Milk teeth importance

There is a misconception among parents that taking care of milk teeth is not necessary. Milk teeth play a major role in child’s health. Maintaining oral hygiene of milk teeth is of utmost importance for child’s physical, emotional and social development.

Parents play an important role in educating their children about maintaining good oral health. This habit should be inculcated to the children not by force but by making them understand it’s importance and adapting fun ways to encourage them. 

Explore Fun Ways on How to Brush for Kids to Maintain oral Hygiene:

Be a good role model: Children follow their parent’s footsteps and try to mimic their behavior. If you as a parent brush your teeth twice and perform the oral hygiene protocols that you advice your children then they will follow your lead. 

Let the child choose their tools and colours.

You simply follow the basic technique of whichever method you choose, but after brushing an area, you roll or sweep the bristles toward the chewing surfaces. This action sweeps out debris stuck between the teeth and cleans the entire tooth surface.

Brushing should performed twice a day irrespective of age.

A toothbrush should be changed every 3-4 months for efficient plaque control and maintaining oral hygiene.

Don’t forget the fluoride toothpaste, which strengthens tooth enamel and prevents tooth decay.

And floss at least once a day to clean where your toothbrush doesn’t reach.


Whether it’s the shock of cold water hitting their teeth, the smell or taste of the toothpaste, or the idea that brushing their teeth is something they “have to” do, we may never know why children try to avoid brushing their teeth. What we do know, however, is many children Just. Don’t. Like. Brushing. Their. Teeth. Like it or not, good teeth brushing habits are a part of life and the sooner kids learn to fit it into their daily routines the better.

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Hence Discipline, consistency, and loads of fun in engaging a routine at home. These all will ensure your child stays committed and develop a lifelong habit of caring for their teeth. If you introduce brushing and flossing at a young age, kids will start to feel lucky if they don’t do it.

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  1. I definitely use these funny tips for my child will keep little teeth healthy and stronger. Thanks for that.

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