2 Minute Tales To Encourage Children To Brush Their Teeth
Tooth decay is a big problem for children, not helped by the fact, a good number of parents struggle to make their children brush their teeth.
Studies indicate that up to 25 percent of parents report that they struggle to get their children’s teeth clean.
Keep in mind the following points when caring for your children’s teeth:
- Make your children brush twice a day, preferably with an electric toothbrush with a rotating head.
- Children will require their parent’s help when brushing their teeth up to the age of seven.
- Use fluoride-containing toothpaste will make teeth strong and resistant to cavities
- Consume a sugar-free diet and sugar-free drinks in between meals.
Tooth decay is major problem in children necessitating a lot of extractions and fillings. The good news is that tooth decay is preventable through brushing your children’s teeth properly and controlling sugar between meal times..
Parents were found to use a range of methods to persuade their kids to brush their teeth. Some of the identified methods were gimmicky toothbrushes, singing songs, reading a story, reward charts, watching online stories on the tablet, and even the threat of teeth falling out.
Colgate have partnered with Claire Freedman, an author, to create some two-minute tales that help to turn the two minutes of brushing into two minutes of indulging fun for children. The Colgate’s Two Minute Tales can either be read out to the children or watched via phone or tablet to help children clean their teeth and cut back on the cases of tooth decay.
You can find the two minute tales here;