We’ve reached that time in our youngest child’s life where there are other things she would rather do than brush her teeth and it’s starting to give me a headache! Why you ask?
Because when our eldest was between six and eight years old we spent countless hours at the dentist and around six thousand dollars on her BABY teeth! This poor kid couldn’t even eat Vegemite on toast without pain and tears.
Technically we did most things right when it can to brushing. She brushed in the morning and she brushed at night. But… What we didn’t think about was what was happening after her nightly brush.
She was a terrible sleeper and five minutes after she went to bed every night we’d hear he calling for a snack. So we’d give in with a ‘healthy’ snack.
While these snacks were, in fact, healthy, they were high in sugar; sultana’s, apples, strawberries and glass of juice or milk. The problem was, we didn’t make her brush her teeth again afterwards.
While my youngest daughter is past the basic ‘learning to brush’ and ‘learning good dental habits’ stage, with the above in mind I reached out to Grants of Australia for a few tips to help everyone when it comes to dental care for our little ones.
All about timing
Teach your kids to brush their teeth at the same time do you, doing each move together step-by-step will help with the learning process.
Taste is everything
Use a toothpaste that is safe for kids and tastes good, kids don’t generally like having to brush their teeth or having a toothbrush in their mouth so using a toothpaste and toothbrush that’s tasty (and safe) is a good place to start.
Rinse and repeat
By getting your kids to drink water after eating anything sugary – fruit included, the water helps to remove the sugary residue from teeth.
Grants were kind enough to send out some samples of their fabulous products.