We are blessed to have a child who doesn’t seem to mind brushing, at least now that he is no longer teething. We do have a few silly brushing rituals that we use when brushing to make it more fun. With the Christmas goodies (cavity central) rolling around, it’s a good thing he enjoys it!
Tom’s of Maine has a natural toothpaste for kids in Silly Strawberry flavor that I am excited about! It is the only natural toothpaste option to carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance. It does this while still being maintaining Anticavity with Fluoride. There are no artificial flavors or dyes because the flavor comes from real strawberry flavor oils.
Graham likes using this Silly Strawberry toothpaste during our own silly brushing rituals. First, we give him his toothbrush and let him brush for about 30 seconds. We always have to remind him to spit “gently” because he has a tendency to become a bit over zealous! The next thing we do is brush his teeth for him, but we say “laugh hard” so that he opens his mouth wide. If he starts to close his mouth we say “you better laugh harder.” It is fun for him and helps us out as well! While we are brushing we talk about how we are tickling his teeth so that he will keep laughing.
You can purchase Tom’s of Maine Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste for about $2.95 at drugstore.com or retail locations near you.