Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Getting Kids to Brush Their Teeth!

My children love to brush their teeth, but do not always remember to do so!
When they do remember to brush their teeth, they don't always do the best job of getting all of the germs off.

My daughter is pretty meticulous when she wants to be, but usually has better things to do, like read a book.
So, she rushes through the brushing process.
My oldest son takes his time, but usually misses some spots.
The youngest, well, he just likes the taste of the toothpaste, and tries to get away with sucking it off the brush.

That said, I stand with them in the bathroom, inspecting their teeth as the brush.
Crazy, I know. But I am the meanest mom, ever, you know!
I received a very nice email from the following website, asking if I would add their widget to my blog.
I looked into it, and my children LOVE it!

This site offers some printable Toothbrush charts that you can personalize with your child's name!

Check it out!!

A Public Service by Dentist Advisor

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6; NKJV)



  1. Positive reinforcement is best method for encouraging children to brush their teeth. Thanks for sharing the link.

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  2. One effective way to make your kids brush their teeth is to give them rewards after brushing. You can give them a toy; let them watch a dvd; or an extra scoop of ice cream for little cute kids, LOL. But seriously, it's effective. I've proven with my son and daughter.

  3. Haha. That’s cute. I really admire you because despite the protests you and your children have, you still did a good job in making them brush their teeth. Maintaining good oral health is very important for the overall health of your kids. It’s also good that you inspect them every once in a while if their teeth are clean. It is really important to reduce the amount of plaque causing bacteria in their mouths as early as possible. You’re being mean for the sweetest reason. I love it. I hope your children enjoy using those toothbrush charts. Chow!

    Landon Heath