This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Dental Association. All opinions are my own.
Keep kids on track with a weekly brushing schedule for healthy teeth.
My kids are h-o-r-r-i-b-l-e at bedtime. Okay, they aren’t that bad, but I don’t do bedtime. It’s true. I do mornings and after school and my husband does bath and bedtime. By the time these evening tasks arrive, I’m done. I’ve checked out and am ready to relax.
But, my husband also travels for work, so during those single mom weeks, I have to do bath and bedtime and my biggest struggle is getting my kids to brush their teeth. They will say they have brushed their teeth, but they don’t! I often see dry toothbrushes and a dry sink!
Due to this frustration, I’ve come up with a new way to get my kids to stay on track and brush their teeth. If necessary, I add the toothpaste to their toothbrush for them. And I encourage my kids to check off their brushing progress in the bathroom! They actually LOVE doing this!
As recommended by the American Dental Association, I always stress to my kids they need to brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and at night time I help them floss. Now this is the most challenging task, but there are some amazing products on the market with the ADA Seal of Acceptance that make the whole process a bit easier. Together, I can be certain my children have healthy teeth.
Once the week is over and my kids have brushed their teeth for 7 days straight, I let them have a special treat like movie night or a trip to the park.
Weekly Brushing Schedule for Healthy Teeth
- Download this Brushing Schedule printable and select which page you need. The top printable is for 2 participants and the bottom is for 3.
- Trim to fit into a 5″ x 7″ frame.
- Place the printable into a picture frame and use a dry erase marker to add names, goal and reward, and record brushing progress.
- Once the goal is met, provide a reward to your child.
Note: Rewards can be simple such as extra screen time, a trip to the library, a quarter, etc.
For more information from the ADA and to learn how you can Avoid Cavities During the Holidays visit Mouth Healthy. Thanks to the American Dental Association for sponsoring this post.