Getting your child to brush their teeth can be a real pain point as a parent. Whether your child dislikes adding another step to their already busy morning routine or if they dislike the taste of toothpaste, there are dozens of reasons a child might have for not wanting to brush.
But setting up healthy oral hygiene habits from an early age is key in preventing cavities and long-term dental issues as they grow older. And while brushing teeth might not be their favorite activity, there are lots of ways you can make it a fun activity for your child.
Whether you make a teeth-brushing playlist to brush for the recommended two minutes twice a day or you start reading dental-related children’s books together, there are lots of small ways you can start to make brushing something your child looks forward to. We’d also recommend letting your child pick out a special toothbrush to entice them to brush.
If you’re struggling to get your child to brush their teeth, Auraglow has created five dental health printable activities for kids. The printables include a tooth fairy receipt, daily tooth brushing tracker, and other fun activities to encourage your child to establish healthy brushing habits for life.