If you’re like me, you’re not a fan of brushing your teeth. First, I am so tired in the morning and second, I am so tired at night. But we all know that it’s important to brush that yucky plaque, or dirty bugs, as I like to call them, off your teeth at least twice a day. If you don’t, you can get cavities, which hurt, trust me I learned the hard way. Here are a few fun tips to get you brushing away.
Sing a song…
Yes, sing your favorite song while you brush your teeth. It’s fun and you’ll get through it in no time.
Get a yummy toothpaste.
I found that when I asked my mom to get me a kids’ toothpaste that tastes like gum or fruit, I didn’t mind brushing my teeth.
Make sure you pick one that is approved by the ADA, that’s the American Dental Association, the V.I.P’s of dental care. Remember to spit out the toothpaste; if you swallow a lot of fluoride, it can damage or leave spots on your teeth.
And finally, my favorite…play a game.
I sometimes challenge my brothers to a game of who can brush their teeth without making a mess. We set the clock at 2 minutes, which is the recommended time to brush your teeth and we yell out “GO!”. This encourages me to not only crush my brothers at something, but to keep my sink clean and make sure I am keeping the toothpaste and brushing in my mouth.
I’m Ava Marie for KnowMore.tv…live smart, be healthy, kids know more.