Hello, friends! I’m the Tooth Fairy, and Dr. Curalli and the team at Smile Ballard have graciously given me the opportunity to take over their Ballard Seattle dental blog today!
February is my favorite month of the year – it’s Children’s Dental Health Month! I LOVE teaching parents and kids how to keep their teeth strong and healthy. Today, I’m going to share a few top tips I’ve gathered over the years to help teach your toddler to LOVE to brush his or her teeth.
- Make it fun!
Find fun sing-along videos and songs to play during brush time. Here’s one of my favorites:
- Let your toddler choose his or her own toothbrush!
The oral care aisles at local drug stores are packed FULL of princesses, superheroes, and your child’s favorite characters. Make it an event! Take your little one to the aisle and let them choose their very OWN toothbrush – this will make brush time even more personal, special, and fun!
- There’s an app for that.
Download these fun apps and before you know it, your kids might be reminding YOU that it’s time for them to brush their teeth!
It’s never too early to help your kids develop good hygiene habits, which will set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums! Oh, and did I mention that February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day?
I’d like to thank Dr. Curalli for letting me take over the blog for the day – remember to call 206-784-6310 to schedule dental checkups for the entire family!