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If you are lucky, you have children that can’t wait to brush their teeth. However, many parents and their children often wage the nightly battle of the brush. But there are some things that you can do that can create some excitement, or at least some cooperation when toothbrushing time rolls around.

When it comes time to buy the toothbrush and toothpaste, bring your child along and let him pick out his own supplies. Toothbrushes come in fun shapes and colors, including cartoon characters and superheroes. Toothpastes are now available in new flavors, ranging from strawberry to bubblegum. A fun toothbrush and toothpaste will make brushing more attractive. You can also buy a spare toothbrush and let your child practice brushing the teeth of an action figure or stuffed animal.

You might try brushing your teeth along with your child. Not only does this set a good example, but will also give you the chance to make sure that he is brushing correctly. Since it takes two minutes to do a good job of brushing your teeth, find ways to make a game out of brushing your teeth for the right amount of time. Find a song you can sing together when it is time to brush, and of course, praise and encouragement when your child does a good job of brushing will work wonders.

If you are looking for a dentist for every member of your family, why not take some time to meet our dentist, Dr. Michael Lemme. If you live in the Oak Harbor, Washington, area and would like to schedule an appointment at Michael Lemme DDS, call 360-675-3334 today. We look forward to meeting you soon!