Brushing teeth in my house is something I’ve made fun for my sons since they were little. When the boys were just starting to brush on their own, they saw brushing their teeth as a chore. It was something I “made” them do every morning and every night. It wasn’t something they actually looked forward to. They didn’t fully understand that I was trying to keep their teeth not only clean but healthy. I wanted to avoid cavities and unnecessary trips to the dentist as much as possible, so I knew starting young was important.
The task of brushing teeth was something I made into “fun time,” both in the morning and at night, and the boys started to love it. Making it fun was the only way I knew to get them to do it consistently without putting up resistance. I needed to ensure they were getting in brushing time and that they were doing a good job. I didn’t want them just putting the toothbrush in their mouths for 10 seconds and being done!
My sons are a bit older now — 7, 8, 10 and 11 — but I still make sure I keep brushing teeth time fun for them. It’s something they’ve grown used to and have even come to expect.
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