(HealthDay News) -- Tooth brushing doesn't have to be a boring chore. Turn it into fun time that kids enjoy.
The American Dental Association suggests:
- Skip the timer and turn on your child's favorite two-minute song. Or read a silly story using fun voices to keep the child entertained.
- Don't let kids skip brushing teeth, no matter what the day has been like. Make it part of the bedtime routine that isn't negotiable.
- Create a reward chart and offer praise when your child does a good job brushing teeth. Allow the child to choose a reward, such as selecting a bedtime story.
- Let your child pick out a fun toothbrush.
- Brush teeth together!