Easy and Proven Methods to Get a Preschooler to Brush Her Teeth

According to the results of one study, there are a number of activities which are effective in encouraging young children to brush their teeth including singing as part of the brushing routine, making a game related to brushing, being flexible about the brushing location (it can be anywhere the child likes, such as in the car, living room, etc.), usage of visual reminders, or using a cartoon-character toothbrush.

Created on November 21 2015 at 08: 00 AM


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1: "Behavioral Determinants Of Brushing Young Children'S Teeth: Implications For Anticipatory Guidance," Pediatric Dentistry, 2010, by CE Huebner, CA Riedy. (Citations: 28).

Purpose The purposes of this study were to identify parents' motivation, support, and barriers to twice daily tooth-brushing of infants and preschool-age children and to discover new approaches to encourage this important health behavior. Methods



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