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Top Eight Nag-Free Teeth Cleaning Strategies

Have your kids loving cleaning their teeth morning and night!

  1. Make it fun! While many parents want to reduce the amount of tech time, there are times when it is very helpful. Check out the two-minute apps that are available for android or apple devices including Macleans Nurdle Time or Oral Bs Disney Timer for younger kids. They help make the experience into a game and really fun. The award winning BrushDJ (NHS approved in the UK) is an award-winning, NHS approved, free toothbrush timer app that plays 2 minutes of music taken from the user's device to encourage brushing for an effective length of time. The app also allows users to set reminders to brush twice a day, floss, use a mouthrinse and when next to see their dentist or hygienist is an award-winning, NHS approved, free toothbrush timer app that plays 2 minutes of music taken from the user's device to encourage brushing for an effective length of time. The app also allows users to set reminders to brush twice a day, floss, use a mouthrinse and when next to see their dentist or hygienist plays 2 minutes of music taken from the user's device to encourage brushing for an effective length of time. The app also allows users to set reminders to brush twice a day, floss, use a mouthrinse and when next to see their dentist or hygienist.is a free toothbrush timer app that plays two minutes of music to encourage brushing for an effective length of time. Ask your dentist to give you a fun little egg timer that lasts for two minutes at your next appointment.

  2. When at the toddler stage, try two toothbrushes – one for them to hold and play with (after all they love their independence at this age) and one for you to get in there and give their teeth a gentle clean.

  3. Give them an electric toothbrush or a brightly coloured toothbrush and make sure you use kids toothpaste that they’ll like the taste of. Your dentist may have a range of fun toothbrushes with suction cups to help stop them getting lost on the floor.

  4. Brush your teeth alongside your kids. It’s amazing how much kids model from those around them, so get cleaning together.

  5. Make it part of their morning and night ritual to start the habit from an early age. Remember kids learn by example so make sure you are setting a good one for them to follow.

  6. Brush each other’s teeth and make it a game of seeing who can get the cleanest teeth.

  7. Show and tell! Kids often need to know why they need to clean their teeth regularly. A good way to show them is to get dissolving agent tablets that they chew. The pink dye shows where the plaque is. Kids love to understand and learn why…why…why.

  8. If you still have problems with a bit of defiance, sometimes hearing it from a professional can make all the difference. Give your friendly family dentist a call; we are always ready to help!

The friendly team at Bayside Family Dentistry (03) 9589 4472 are on hand to offer further helpful advice and full dentistry services.