For many children, brushing teeth is not a favorite activity. This causes many parents a time-consuming struggle with children to brush. How do you ensure that brushing your teeth is fun for children?
Below you can read four tips on how to make brushing your teeth fun for your children and the battle that occurs every morning and evening.
1. Emphasize how important it is
Children up to ten years old do not brush their teeth very carefully yet. As a result, the teeth are often not cleaned properly. A study by Oral-B shows that 41 percent of the 5-year-old has problems with teeth or molars.
As a parent, make sure you check whether your child has brushed his or her teeth properly and brush if necessary. In this way you will make your child aware of the importance of brushing your teeth and they will realize better that brushing your teeth is important for the health of your teeth.
2. Provide a reward system
Another tip to prevent the struggle with your child while brushing your teeth is to use a reward system. For example, have your child stick a sticker every time he or she has brushed his or her teeth neatly and without nagging.
3. Use a nice toothbrush
It is important to start early with good brushing. Toothbrushes with fun pictures of Disney characters makes brushing teeth a lot more fun for children. Moreover, the toothbrushes function as the perfect Sinterklaas gift. Oral-B offers an electric toothbrush for all age groups.
You can start brushing with an electric toothbrush from the age of 3. For children from 3 to 6 years old, Oral-B offers the Vitality toothbrush from Frozen, Cars / Planes or Star Wars with the Disney Magic Timer app . This toothbrush contains a small, soft brush head specially designed for this age group.
For children from 6 to 12 years old, Oral-B developed a Junior Smart toothbrush with the Oral-B Funzone app and images of Minnie Mouse and Star Wars . And for children 13 years and older, Oral-B developed a Smart Series toothbrush that improves the brushing habits of a child.
4. Provide distraction
To ensure that a child is not bored during brushing, specialists have developed an app. With this app your child can brush his or her teeth together with fun figures and different songs.
Every Oral-B Kids toothbrush comes with the Disney Magic Timer app . This free app helps children to brush their teeth for 2 minutes. With the app, children can discover different Disney characters while brushing their teeth. Research shows that 90 percent of children brush their teeth longer when using the app.
The Junior Smart toothbrush is equipped with Bluetooth connectivity so that the brush can be connected to the Oral-B funzone app . The app helps to brush as a dentist recommends. Thanks to the reward system and funny face filters, brushing becomes more fun and easier.
Are you interested in the new electric toothbrushes from Oral-B specially designed for children or are you still looking for the perfect Sinterklaas gift? View the toothbrushes here.