What do other mums do if you can’t get your kids to brush their teeth? It’s a constant battle in our house with my 4 and 7 year old.


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  • take them to the dentist and make sure they are brushing correctly



  • show them kids videos for brushing . this helps in learning as well as awareness as well.



  • well very simply- rewards chart but your kids are getting to that age where they like to be annoying like that and everything becomes a battle



  • I do a made up rap song and make a fool of myself lol



  • Let the child have a toothbrush as soon as they have teeth and let the use to chew then gently brush teeth with a little baby toothpaste. As child gets older let them do themselves, make iota fun habit. Don’t give juice, milk or sugary drinks before bed.



  • My daughter loves the Sesame Street brush your teeth song with Elmo and Bruno Mars. We just YouTube it. Only problem is she loves the song so much she cries when we take the tooth brush off her and the songs finished lol.



  • From pretty early on we have just had a bedtime routine, that once the kids got used to they simply continued. All we have to say now is…”TEETH, TOILET, CUDDLES, BED” and off they go.



  • Our children LOVE the musical toothbrushes that play a tune for 2 mins while they brush. Give them their own toothpaste (Dora, Spider-Man etc), to make it more special. Try a tooth chart also with a reward from the “tooth fairy” at the end of a week for cleaning their teeth.



  • ive had all sorts of tooth brushes – electric, light up, singing ones – they’ve all worked really wel in getting them to rush. But to actually get them to the bathroom, ive made it a part of our bedtime routine. at 7:25 a special alarm goes off on my phone, and they know to stop doing what eer it is they’re doing and brush their teeth. from there its bed. I cant even tell you why – but it worked wonders! they used to grumble and argue about doing their teeth before i started that!



  • My Mum brought my almost 3yo an electric toothbrush and we made up a toothbrush song which has helped



  • Show them how they look if you dont then breath on them garlic breath



  • Let them choose their own toothbrushes and the best thing for us was taking the kids to the dentist and letting the dentist explain the importance of it. The kids now do it willingly (mine are 7 and 5 too).



  • SHow them videos on you tube on brushing , may be some benefits of brushing teeth



  • I used a themed electric toothbrush, that did the trick.



  • I think they need to be interested in brushing their teeth. Maybe show them some pictures of rotten teeth and explain that is what happens when you don’t brush your teeth, might scare them a bit but could also get them brushing their teeth :) also, get some disclotabs from the chemist, they’re the pink tablets that dentist use and you can see how well they are brushing their teeth as it shows up all the plaque :) you could make it a game and reward them for nice, sparkling teeth :)


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