6.02.2014

making dental care fun for toddlers with aquafresh

I have to admit, teeth brushing with my girls, especially Vivian, is not my favorite time of day. I always wonder if she's really getting her teeth clean. Some nights she rushes through the motions, other evenings she just wants to chew on her tooth brush. Agh! It can be a frustrating process.

I've thought of a couple things that help -- I tell her to brush her teeth while I sing the "ABCs" and she can't stop until I've gotten to Z. Think of it as the "Happy Birthday" song while you're washing your hands (you've heard of that one, right?)! Also, I find that if I brush my teeth at the same time, she will watch me and copy what I'm doing. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, even in teeth brushing! Lastly, it goes without saying, but a yummy-tasting toothpaste will help keep your little ones interested, too.

Luckily, the dental care brand Aquafresh is also doing their part in teaching toddlers how to brush their teeth. It's critical that little ones learn the right steps in taking care of their teeth and gums from the get go. Did you know that compared to your tooth enamel, your baby’s is 50% thinner? I had no idea -- that’s why you need expert protection. I've noticed that the grip of Aquafresh's training toothbrush is easy for Viv to handle and she loves the taste of their pear/banana-flavored toothpaste, too.

And, it turns out there's an app for that! Aquafresh has their own app, and a learning to brush video and "make brushing fun" page on their website. See HERE for more details. I love that they are committed to getting kids engaged in the dental care process at this most important stage. They don't say, "Aquafresh, The little mouth experts ™" for nothing!





Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Aquafresh through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Aquafresh, all opinions are my own. Please use product as directed on label.

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