Oh kids! They are the reason all parents live for and we want pour into them all our wisdom and strengths so they can grow healthy and wise. Sometimes this task is really easy but other times that it is a daunting chore. Kids can be angels but when they play difficult, man, they are difficult to deal with.
And most parents have a difficult time teaching their children good dental care habits. Most kids find boring brushing their teeth and overall taking care with them. So it is pretty normal that most parents feels exhausted and frustrated that they can- make their children to brush every day and wonder how to train them properly.
Well, if you are one of those parents then today is your lucky day because we are going to teach you the best tips to make your kids love to brush their teeth and take care of them. After reading this you will be resting in peace knowing that your kids will grow strong and beautiful teeth. So buckle up and read very carefully how to do so!
In short words, you have to be a good role model for them. If they don’t see your, their parent brushing their teeth, the chances are that they won’t do it too. Kids can’t avoid not imitating anything that adults do, specially their parents and older siblings. So it is up to dad and mom to set the bar high enough in health standards so kids will follow the steps. And how exactly can you do that? Just brush every day, twice a day.
And if they have older brothers or sister you should have a word with them about this and ask for their cooperation so the youngest in home learn from them too and have a good example.
You can even make brushing their teeth a nice family activity where all of you can bond together. Another nice idea is to have some kind of board where you can add pints or stars whenever your kids brush their teeth successfully and when they reach certain amount you can award them with their favorite dish, for example.
One thing my mom used to do when I was little was to brush along with me and hum a nice song so it was fun to brush my teeth with her. This memory is graved in my brain and every time I brush my teeth before going to work I smile because I remember her and those special moments for me in my heart.
Another great tip is to make them involved in the whole process. Take your kids shopping and let them chose what toothbrush they want, what toothpaste flavor and they will feel very motivated to use them every day. They will love their Barbie or Avengers toothbrush and their delicious toothpaste, but make sure they don’t swallow that thing though.
Last but not least, take your kids to the dentist at least twice a year for regular checkup and cleaning. Who’s better than a dentist to teach them about dental hygiene? Besides they will lose their fear to dentist quite early and who knows, maybe they get really inspired and study odontology later in life to become a dentist themselves.
And another advantage of taking your kids to the dentist at a young age is that the prices for their dental care are certainly cheaper than adults. So you will be saving tons of money in the process too! And if you want to save even more money you can take them to Los Algodones, Mexico and save even more!
The best part is that you can make it some kind of vacation, a dental vacation if you will and save about 70% of what you would spend in the US by going to a dentist in Los Algodones.