We at 1Dental.com are pleased to announce that the long-awaited Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth will be published in just a few weeks! To tide you over, I had the privilege of interviewing the wonderful Kristy, of the Pampers and Pinot blog. Here’s what she said about toothbrushes, smiley charts and modeling good dental health:
What have you done to teach your kids how to brush their teeth?
I had Parker pick out his own electric toothbrush – Thomas the Train. We use “Toy Story” toothpaste, which he loves. We all brush our teeth together at night and have lots of fun with it. We keep it positive. If a little extra encouragement is needed, we remind him that he gets a “smiley” on his chart for brushing his teeth. I think just always setting that example early on and modeling the behavior has helped the most.
What helpful tips would you give to other moms?
If anything is ever taken to bed or left in the room at night, it should only be water! Don’t create any bad habits of juice or milk after teeth brushing.
How do you encourage your kids to take care of their teeth?
We brush our teeth as a family. Otherwise, at the early age of two, it really is mostly about us, as parents, fostering good habits and modeling the right behaviors.
What would you personally like to know about your kids’ dental health?
At what age is the right time for a trip to the dentist?
We answer this question and a lot more in our Mom’s Guide to Caring for Little Teeth!
What would YOU like to know about dental health for kids?
Read another interview from mom blogger Fiddledeedee on counting to 20 and encouraging your kids in dental health.