Tell me, my friend, do you floss regularly? I do not do it daily. Sometimes, I forget and sometimes, I become too lazy to go to the washbasin and jump it. If we adult cannot do it regularly, how do we hope that children will do it daily?
Although we often jump it, flossing plays an significant part in the overall oral health. The American Dental Association recommends it at least once daily. Yes, you can take settlement now to do it. But, can you be certain your children will do it consistently? The solution isn’t too reassuring.
Well, the help is here.
In today’s article, I will tell you five practical methods to encourage your children to floss. Without further ado, let’s dive in:
Make flossing fun
My buddy, flossing can be fun for children. What you will need to do is to make it a game. You can play a simple game of maintaining a score for meditation involving children and parents. In the event you or your partner does not do it for a day, your children will get certain points. Or if any one of your child does not do, you’ll get points. Keep the score for 15 days or 30 days. The team with the highest score wins the game. And do not forget to include a prize in this game.
Give your children presents for flossing
Tell your kids that they’ll receive presents if they do not skip flossing at the given month. Believe me, my friend, this trick always works. But, you will need to give rewards which kids want to know more about. Else, they will eliminate motivation.
Let children choose their flossing products
The biggest mistake most parents commit is to select flossing products for their children. Kids need motivation. You should always have them choose their flossing solutions. This will make your children believe they’ve bought something and they now need to use it.
Floss together as a family
My children floss happily with us when my wife and I rubbed. Bear in mind, my friend, children like to do things together in the familyroom. So make a habit of flossing together as a family. Your children aren’t going to miss flossing. And a very good thing is you will also not miss it when flossing becomes a family activity.
Additionally, you can make flossing a musical action. Play your kids’ favourite songs at flossing time. This will definitely encourage your children to floss.
Show them what will happen if they miss flossing
Showing them what will happen to their teeth if they do not floss daily is a fantastic way to convince them to floss. You can easily find loads of educational videos on the internet that describes how not flossing can harm the teeth. My younger child has started flossing daily ever since I showed her an educational video on flossing.
Flossing is quite important for your own oral health. If you abide by these tactics, your children will certainly do flossing regularly.