Last Updated on February 21, 2023 by ellen
Have you ever wondered how to make oral care fun for everyone? It can be a huge hassle to convince kids to pay attention to their oral care. They’d much rather just do a quick job and get back to playing video games. But, proper attention to oral care from a young age is an important part of oral health as an adult.
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Make Oral Care Fun
It’s difficult enough to get them to brush their teeth for the full two minutes and then follow up by flossing. But, have you ever tried to convince them they need to brush their tongue as well? Thankfully, TUNG Brush makes the process a little bit easier for everyone.
TUNG Brush has been designed to actually clean your tongue without gagging (unlike cleaning your tongue with a toothbrush). The worst or grossest bacteria actually lives in the back of your tongue and TUNG Brush has been designed so that users can get to that bacteria without setting off that gag reflex we all hate. Plus, their Zinc compound helps to neutralize the sulphur gas (what we smell as bad breath) emitted by the bacteria
Did you know that you should be brushing your tongue each time you brush your teeth? But, wait! Don’t brush your teeth with the same brush that was exposed to the high levels of bacteria on your tongue. Use a TUNG Brush. Here are a few tips to make oral care fun.
Kids (and adults) love rewards. Just don’t make the rewards food related. Instead, make a chart and for every day your child brushes, flosses, and uses their TUNG Brush add a sticker. After a week’s worth of stickers, they can choose a small toy or for those minimizing purchases, an outing with mom or dad.
It’s hard to judge how long to brush your teeth unless you’re looking at a clock. To help yourself or your kids remember, play your favorite song and focus on oral care until the song is completely finished. If you’re looking for dental activities for preschoolers, here are a few suggestions:
Curious George Visits the DentistDental Coloring Book: Coloring Books for Kids (Art Book Series)Brush Your Teeth, Please: A Pop-up Book
Apps and movies
Depending on your child’s age, they may learn about the importance of oral care more easily with an app or a movie. It can be tough for young children to understand why they need to focus on a healthy mouth but if they see a fun cartoon or animated game, it catches their interest. If they’re older, they may be more motivated by some fun dental facts like did you know that giraffes only have bottom teeth?
While you’re stressing the importance of oral care, make sure your child (and you) understand why they need to brush their tongue with the TUNG Brush. Your gag reflex is no fun and the TUNG Brush makes the process much more enjoyable.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 24-year-old son and 29-year-old daughter. She is Grandma to one adorable baby girl. She owns six blogs and is addicted to social media. In what little spare time she has, she loves to read, watch movies, and play games. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.
6 thoughts on “How to Make Oral Care Fun for Everyone”
I always encouraged my kids to brush their tongue but my son has a strong gag reflex….might need to look into this!
Hope you request one, Diane!
If kids think oral care is fun, they are more likely to do it well.
Great tips! This is a challenge in our house. Thanks for sharing.
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