Are you also playing around with your child every morning or evening to make the brushing ritual successful? Or would you like tips on how to improve your child's oral care? Then read on quickly!
Not all children will be fans of brushing teeth, in my memory I didn't always make it easy for my own mother either. As a parent, you may tend to brush quickly at these times, while it is just as important to give your children the right oral care at a young age. Because teeth come through in a child, the teeth are extra sensitive to inflammation in the gums and cavities. Teeth should last the rest of life and dentists are often not a child's favorite place. So follow these tips to make the brushing ritual easier for you and your child and to ensure a great result!
Be creative and make brushing your teeth fun!
Make it a habit and try to implement it in a playful way in your child's morning and evening ritual. Turn on some nice music, sing a song, give your child his or her favorite hug or tell a story.
Put it together and polish
In the past I was always allowed to go ahead with the brush myself first, this gave me the chance to discover my teeth and brushing myself. Then my mother always came to 'clean up'. In this way, the child learns it best, but it is thoroughly brushed anyway.
Use an electric toothbrush. Today, the positive effect of electric or sonic brushing is well known to most people. However, many parents will choose to use a manual toothbrush for their child because it is seen as 'easier' or 'less scary'. In the end, the effect of an electric brush is much better and it often turns out that children like it quite a bit!
Good to know; the Tree brush can also be used with your child! Tip: use the second position, this position is intended for people with sensitive teeth. The vibrations of this position are slightly less intense, which fits perfectly with children's teeth.
Do not rinse with water after brushingA common mistake is that children are taught that you should rinse your mouth with water after brushing. However, this is not necessary and has disadvantages. By rinsing your mouth, all fluoride is washed away, which actually gives a protective layer to your teeth that prevents cavities. On the other hand, make sure that all toothpaste is properly spit out, because swallowing too much toothpaste can be harmful!
Tip: some children find the mint flavor of the toothpaste too intense, use toothpaste with a flavor that reduces the need to rinse.