5 Ways To Get Children Excited About Taking Care of Their Teeth!


getting kids excited about taking care of their teeth

I have to admit I was a pain when it came to oral care as a kid, and into early adulthood. Of course my past caught up to me eventually and after a few fillings and gum recession, I am now trying my best to maintain my teeth in their current state.

My hopes are that my children will avoid any of these issues, and I want brushing and flossing be a positive experience. A special thank you goes out to Plackers Flossers for sponsoring this post, opinions expressed are that of my own.

Plackers Flossers

What inspired me to pull together Ways To Get Children Excited About Taking Care of Their Teeth, was my family receiving a package of Plackers Flossers and a Flosser Friend to store them in.

Plackers Flossers are made with different aged children in mind and are brightly colored with an angled head. This design allows kids and parents to easily reach all teeth. Created with Hi-Tech® floss this tool is engineered not to stretch, shred, or break, and includes fluoride to promote strong teeth and reducing tooth decay.  FYI, the Flosser Friend is easy to open and clean, and comes pre-packaged with 30 dual grip kids’ flossers.


When my daughter saw the cute monkey and smelled the flossers, she tried to claim them for her own. However, I told her she could keep the container, but that she would have to share with us all.

These were simple for her to use, since our dentist had already showed her how floss. Needless to say, I don’t have to ask her to properly clean her teeth, she now wants to do it.

Looking for Ways To Get Children Excited About Taking Care of Their Teeth?  Check out my suggestions below:

Plackers Flosser Friend for kids

1. Sing songs with your children – Examples of this could be:

“This Is The Way We Brush Our Teeth -Brush Our Teeth- Brush Our Teeth, This Is The Way We Brush Our Teeth to make DENTIST happy ” to the tune of Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush or

“Brush-Brush-Brush Your Teeth, Brush Until Their Clean, Rinse Your Mouth, and Floss between, and now smile back at me!” to the tune Row Row Row Your Boat

2. Choose great tasting products – This could be Kid Friendly Toothpaste as well as Plackers Flossers in Fruit Smoothie Swirl.

Plackers Flosser Friend Storage

3. Create A Rewards Chart For Your Child – This can be hand written, or you can print one out like this Flossing Rewards Chart or Brushing Rewards Chart.

4.  Give your child a special tooth brush or cup  Each of my kids have themed brushes with their favorite characters, their own rinsing cup, and as I mentioned before, my daughter totally bought into flossing once she had her special Flosser Friend.

5. Play Dental Games and Activities with your children – Plackers has a great resource of these at their Kids Club. I also put together a Pinterest Board with Craft Ideas called Motivating Kids To Take Care of Their Teeth.

Flossing with Plackers Flosser

Plackers new Fruit Smoothie Swirl Kids’ Flossers and the Flosser Friend are available at Wal-Mart stores nationwide and other retail stores such as Publix and Target.

Any other suggestions on how to get kids excited about taking care of their teeth?

To learn more about these innovative products for children, watch the video below!

For more information about the brand visit plackers.com. You can also check them out on Facebook at facebook.com/plackersdental and Pinterest at pinterest.com/plackersdental.

I hope you find my Ways To Get Children Excited About Taking Care of Their Teeth helpful, and your family gets just as enthusiastic about flossing as my daughter is.

Carlee @ LAAF

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  1. Jennifer R says
    Another suggestion on how to get kids excited about taking care of their teeth is to brush yours at the same time and model good techniques and have some fun with it at the same time.
  2. get them a toothbrush with their fave character on it
  3. Jessica To says
    I would get my son a toothbrush that played music.
  4. We have a electric toothbrush with his favorite Marvel character.
  5. shelly peterson says
    We got my grandson a kids Sonicare it has a timer and plays music at the end, he is more excited to brush his teeth now.
  6. I get the kids toothbrushes with their favorite characters on them. The flosser friend is adorable, I think the kids would love it in their bathroom!
  7. xty cruz says
    Try to make a game out of it
  8. Allison S. says
    My nephew enjoys cleaning his teeth already.
  9. Brittney House says
    I let my sons pick out their own toothpastes.
  10. Cynthia Mercado says
    I love all the new items they have out to get kids excited about brushing their teeth. There weren't many thing for my kids when they were young. I can only remember toothbrushes with their favorite characters.
  11. Christina Oliver says
    Showing pictures of dental decay.
  12. Getting new toothbrushes excites my kids.
  13. Cassandra Eastman says
    Letting them pick out there favorite toothpaste flavor!
  14. Angela Saver says
    Our kids usually get excited to pick out their new toothbrush every couple of months. I also try to educate them on dental health to keep them motivated to take care of their teeth!
  15. Oh we always play one of our favorite songs when we go and brush.
  16. Show them pictures of teeth that weren't taken care of.
  17. I let my son help pick out his toothbrush at the store so that he at least likes the character on it.
  18. I do it and they copy.
  19. Rajee Pandi says
    I play music
  20. Francine Anchondo says
    I will let them pick out their toothbrush
  21. We have a timer to help brush their teeth.
  22. susan smoaks says
    my kids like the musical toothbrushes.
  23. I let my daughter brush my teeth so she lets me brush hers.
  24. Hesper Fry says
    Make it fun with a musical toothbrush or one that lights up.
  25. Special teeth brushing music is an assistance!
  26. i buy them musical toothbruses
  27. I get cute character tooth brushes and we always put on a song.
  28. elizabeth p says
    I let them brush with sugar water. just kidding
  29. Kathy Pease says
    I like the kid flavored toothpastes that taste better to kids
  30. We let them pick toothpaste flavors
  31. Stephanie Liske says
    Make it fun, make it something you do together.
  32. Philip Lawrence says
    Toothbrushes with their names on them!
  33. Laurie Emerson says
    We always make funny faces in the mirror when we brush.
  34. jeremy mclaughlin says
    Brush teeth while listening to music.
  35. Seyma Shabbir says
    Make it a dancing game, put on a song and brush until it ends!
  36. Lily Kwan says
    My suggestion is to make it fun.

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