Getting your kids into the habit of brushing their teeth twice a day on their own can sometimes be more challenging than waiting for the next season of your favorite Netflix show. Besides visiting their pediatric dentist regularly, it is extremely important for your children to develop good brushing habits at home.
One great way to help your kids get into the groove of brushing their teeth is to literally get into the groove… with song, of course! Featuring some great artists ranging from Elmo and the Sesame Street squad to Dudley the Dinosaur, this playlist is sure to get your kids jumping for joy when its time to brush. This post is brought to you by MouthHealthy and the American Dental Association.
Kids Just Love to Brush – Sesame Street
Inspired by the song “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” by Cyndi Lauper, parents and kids alike will enjoy this old Sesame Street song about having fun while brushing your teeth. This fun adaptation will be stuck in your head all day!
Dudley the Dinosaur’s “Brush and Floss” – American Dental Association
This catchy tune is sure to get you and your child in a good mood during brushing time. As he sings through the steps of good dental care, Dudley the Dinosaur and his friends will teach you and your child about the importance of brushing and flossing.
Elmo’s “Brushy Brush” – Sesame Street
And lastly, the catchiest of all the toothbrushing songs on our playlist: Elmo from Sesame Street, with Brushy Brush. This one speaks for itself.
Brushing teeth is very important because it reduces the risk of dental decay, cavities, gum disease, and tooth discoloration. For more on how your kids can have fun while they brush their teeth, visit the MouthHealthy Kids website by the American Dental Association. They have great activities and worksheets for your kids to enjoy while they learn about maintaining a healthy smile.
Here at New Generation Dentistry, our mini-patients love coming into our office. Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Sara, is committed to ensuring that your children feel comfortable and safe in the dentist’s chair.
When your child is ready to come in for their first pediatric dental appointment, the team here at New Generation Dentistry in Mission Viejo is ready to meet them! Schedule your appointment today.
Until then, be sure to brush brush brushy brush for at least two minutes, twice a day!