Book your consultation today

Emergency appointments »

2 Minute Tales To Encourage Children To Brush Their Teeth

teeth health smile dentist

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;

Dr Ashley Davenport BDS MFGDP(UK)

I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

View full bio

Dr Catherine Myatt BDS MFGDP(UK)

Cath joined the practice as a dentist in 2002.  She and Ashley met on their postgraduate Vocational Training course in Birmingham when they ended up working at the same practice in West Bromwich.  When Ashley was looking for an associate at Balsall Common Dental Practice, Cath came to take the role and she has been here ever since.  In 2017 Cath...

View full bio


Sign Up For Our Newsletter!

Follow Us

Finding us is easy

201 Station Road
Balsall Common
West Midlands
Tel: 01676 529000

View on map

Last updated: December 10th, 2023

All our dentists adhere to the guidelines governing the profession which can be viewed on the GDC website.

Complaints Policy Privacy Policy Digital Privacy Policy