As soon as it comes out of the gums and sees the light of day, the tooth becomes susceptible to bacteria that corrode tooth enamel and open the way for caries.
If they are not cleaned regularly, it is only a matter of time before the first dental problems appear. In the beginning, hygiene will be very simple. You will need a small gauze and some warm water. As the child grows, brushing and toothpaste will become part of everyday life.
Around the first year, you can slowly introduce your child to the brush as well. It is best to practice hygiene together, play, and finally take a toothbrush and brush your child’s teeth. Over time, it will just learn to hold the toothbrush and brush its teeth by watching you do it regularly.
Around the age of 2, a child can be introduced to the first baby toothpaste when he can slowly just brush his teeth without swallowing the toothpaste. Let the paste taste good to the child and teach him that it is not for eating, but must be spit out after washing. To brush your teeth, use a very small amount of paste, the size of a pea, and brush your teeth for at least 3 minutes.
When a child already needs to brush their teeth on their own, then it takes imagination to make brushing their teeth fun in order to keep the interest.
The role of the parent is probably the most important for the child to adopt the necessary habits, so it is important to motivate the child by example and make brushing your teeth a fun routine . You can choose a song or story that will help the child determine the length of brushing.
We bring you a few tricks on how to encourage your child to brush their teeth in a fun way
Let them choose their own toothbrush
Take your child shopping for a brush and paste and let them choose what they like best – from the look of the brush to the taste, color and smell of the paste.
Brush each other’s teeth
Yes, it is always more fun to brush your teeth for mom or dad. Let your child brush your teeth, but only if you brush his. The replacement trick is always interesting and looks like a game, and in this way you also brush your toddler’s teeth in detail.
Make it fun!
Design a game you play or a song you sing only when it’s time to brush your teeth.
Here are a few examples of games for more fun brushing your teeth;
- play hide and seek with brushes – by hiding each other’s brush in a hot-cold way and the one who finds his brush first chooses how many minutes we brush our teeth that day
- play your child’s favorite song and brush your teeth as long as the song lasts.