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You know that it can be hard to help your kids open their mouths when it’s time to brush their teeth. But it’s very important to help your children brush their teeth–especially if you want them to enjoy a healthy smile. Do you ever wonder what you can do to make brushing fun so your children won’t fight it?

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can consider doing. First, try to make your children a part of the decision making when buying their toothbrush and toothpaste. As you probably know, toothbrushes can come in many fun colors and can have popular cartoon characters printed on them. Your children may also be happier brushing their teeth if they chose their own flavor of toothpaste.

Second, you could make brushing time a game. A few ideas include taking turns brushing and letting your children brush their teeth and then you can brush your teeth. Singing songs may also help. You may decide on one of your children’s favorite songs or find songs written to make brushing more enjoyable.

You may be able to find an app that can help your children’s brushing experience. Offering incentives could also help, even if the incentives are relatively small, such as stickers or books. Doing these things could help your kids understand how important brushing and oral hygiene really are.

If you have any questions or concerns about your children’s oral health, we can help. Our dentist, Dr. Nieku Manshadi, and our team will examine your children’s teeth and gums and help you keep their smile healthy. If you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please call Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry at 512.263.7455. We look forward to hearing from you.