The struggle is real for millions of parents who fight the same battle twice a day. Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be a real challenge, but it’s one that must be overcome. Nearly half of all American children have some form of tooth decay between ages 2 and 11. This is why it’s never too early to start encouraging your family members to practice proper oral hygiene. The sooner they do, the more likely they’ll have strong, healthy teeth.
Unfortunately, as most parents know, talking kids into doing any chores is an uphill climb. They may need some extra motivation to start brushing regularly. Additionally, visiting the dentist or pediatrician can be a frightening experience for many young ones.
There are some tips you can use to make the process of instilling good habits easier and more successful. You also can try some strategies to help ensure your kids’ dentist visits aren’t as scary as they could be. In both cases, it’s important to remain positive to make sure your children take better care of themselves now and for the rest of their lives.
Take a look at the accompanying guide for helpful ideas that teach children how to care for their teeth.