Ways to Encourage Children to Brush Their Teeth

Karimi, M., D.M.D., B.S.

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran

Dr. Karimi, M., D.M.D., B.S., Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Sepideh Dental Clinic, Iran.

Keywords: Pediatric Dentists; Oral Hygiene; Tooth Brushing


It's not easy to encourage children to brush their teeth and keep their oral hygiene healthy. Typically, brushing is not one of their favorite things to do, so they can avoid doing it anytime. Surely, children are unaware of the consequences of not brushing; otherwise, they would not forget it. From their point of view, brushing, like all the other things parents want their children to do, is a dreadful practice that they have to do before going to bed or before going to school.
Collaboration between parents and dentists is necessary to solve this problem. Finding a way to encourage and engage children in brushing is very important. Oral and oral health professionals try to find ways to educate parents and children at the same time to make brushing for children fun.

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