Over the Christmas period routines are all over the place!
There’s lots of snacking and special treats so it’s important not to forget the kids’ oral health.
It’s recommended you brush your children’s teeth twice a day for optimal oral health. Getting your child settled into this routine can be difficult, it’s important to persevere especially with all the sugary treats around the Christmas period.
We’ve designed these FREE downloadable Christmas brushing charts for you to use at home. There are three to choose from all designed with different age groups and routine levels in mind. Check them out below!
Download the individual brushing charts above, or get all three here.
Reward Good Habits
Brushing charts are great tool to make teeth brushing fun for kids. It can be the incentive needed to make brushing twice a day less of a chore, especially for reluctant kids.
Make sure to praise your children during brushing and while they colour in the spaces on their chart. The more fun and rewarding the process, the more likely the routine is to continue.
Try offering a small reward or prize when they complete their chart. There is no need to make this an expensive exercise. It could be their favourite meal for dinner; a family picnic at the beach; or maybe a small lego or toy (try picking something that’s collectable so they can build upon it as they keep up their brushing).
Free Children’s Dental
The Government’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule gives eligible families free children’s dental up to $1000 in benefits per child every two calendar years. At Plainland Dental we bulk bill dental treatment for all eligible children under this schedule. Check here to see if you’re eligible or for more information.
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