If they forgo this vital hygiene routine, however, they will develop carries that can cause tooth aches and even premature tooth loss. If you’re dealing with a reluctant brusher, Dr. Trey Kenna—one of the leading dentists in Greensville, SC and owner of the Downtown Dental practice—offers the following tips to frustrated parents:
Don’t Make It a Pre-Bedtime Ritual
For many kids, brushing their teeth is the last thing they do before hitting the sack. Sometimes, though, they dawdle along this task not because they dislike brushing but because they dread the moment when you turn off the lights. To avoid this, have them brush their teeth shortly after dinner instead (and remind them that the bogeyman doesn’t exist).