3 ways to motivate your child to brush and floss


It is very important for your child to develop a proper oral care routine from an early age. As a parent, you may be having trouble coming up with creative and fun ways to teach your child these very important skills. Here are three ideas to make brushing and flossing fun for you and your child!


  1. Sing Happy Birthday or The Alphabet Song four times to keep track of two minutes.

Sing the song twice for the upper jaw, twice for the lower jaw at a normal speed.


  1. Brush your teeth alongside your child.

By showing your child the proper way to brush and floss, you will be setting a good example. You will also be able to ensure that your child is brushing correctly.


  1. Try using plaque disclosing tablets.

Plaque disclosing tablets will color plaque a hot pink color and show your child if they missed any spots after they brushed! The color comes off with a rinse. They are perfectly safe to use and you can find them at your local drug store.


Feel free to contact Drs. Ali & Ali and their newest addition to the team, Dr. Zarah Ali, if you have any thoughts or concerns. Your little ones and teens are welcome to visit our pediatric dentist Dr. Van. Dr. Emad is happy to help with your orthodontic needs. For wisdom teeth extractions or any other periodontal or oral surgery needs, Dr. Ghazi would be more than willing to help.


The caring team at Wellesley Dental Group will be happy to answer your questions! Contact us today at 781-237-9071 or to set up an appointment and consultation.

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