Parents know that getting a toddler to brush his or her teeth can be a struggle. The overuse of toothpaste is one major issue when it comes to dental care, but there is now a sneaky trick to help all parents with this problem.
One mom has shared her hack for getting a toddler to brush their teeth, and it is genius. Her post has now gone viral with parents from all over the world giving her the praise she so deserves.
Holly, whose last name is being withheld at her request, is the owner of Little Learners, a company that holds play classes for kids in the United Kingdom. In May she used social media to share a picture of her two kids brushing their teeth with a note about a realization she just had, which was game-changing for her children's night-time ritual.
Thanks to Holly many parents are now aware that the colored bristles on a child's toothbrush are indicators of where the toothpaste should be placed. Those colored bristles are not for looks only, or to indicate when a new brush needs to be purchased. They have a purpose, which is to help a parent and child know the correct amount of toothpaste to put on the brush.
She used social media to share how she opened two new Winston toothbrushes for her kids when she noticed the tips for helping kids brush their teeth on the back of the package. There was a diagram indicating where, and how much toothpaste should be used based on the colored bristles.
In her social media post, Holly recalled how her daughter would hate to brush her teeth. Now it is not as much of a struggle to get her little one to care for her chompers since she is using less toothpaste.
Make brushing fun! Use toothbrushes that play music for 2 minutes to make sure your kids give their teeth the time and care they deserve. pic.twitter.com/2tSh4w7iBU— Perry Mueller, D.D.S (@perrymuellerdds) July 5, 2018
It is a fun tip, and several parents did not know. Her post soon exploded with parents who were amazed by the tip, and rightly so. To be honest, we didn't know about this either!
Now, this hack will likely not solve all many of our toothbrushing battles with our toddlers (two minutes brushing is a long time for a little one), but it will help us to better explain dental hygiene. Children tend to grasp or understand what you are telling them better with a picture showing them exactly what to do!
What do you think about the toothbrush hack, were you aware of it before? Let us know in the comments!
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