I’m teaching my child the importance of oral heath care with LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #besweetsmart
When my son was a toddler and a preschooler it was easy for us to get him to brush his teeth. The fun splash of the water, the toothpaste flavors and even spending some time in the bathroom with us was interesting to him. As he gets older it gets harder to make sure he’s doing it correctly since I’m not the one brushing for him anymore. With Halloween and all the treats that come with it, I felt like it was time to revisit the importance of taking care of his teeth. It was the perfect time to bump up his routine for an older kid! Here’s 4 simple things I did to make sure his smile stays as cute as it always was!!
Tip 2: Have them pick out their own toothbrush, toothpaste and floss with your guidance, of course. Older kids still love fun characters but they will feel more in control of the activity when they are given choices.
Tip 3: Add LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE to your bedtime brushing routine.
We just measure, pour, sip, swish and spit. He’s always surprised by all the particles that he sees in the sink.
Always remember to remind kids to only use the product as directed. I had him read the directions to me aloud (yay for extra reading practice) just so that we could have a conversation about using it correctly.
Tip 4: Include a reward that is easy to fulfill and free. We give him 10 extra minutes of iPad games before bed if he remembers to brush and swish without us having to remind him. He really loves that extra 10 minutes.
Josh just knows that his smile looks good. I know that using LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE does that and so much more. It strengthens teeth 99% better than brushing alone and provides 12 hour cavity protection. He loves the minty swishing and I love that he is cleaning places that his toothbrush cannot reach! It so crucial for me to know he taking care of his teeth as well as the health of his mouth.
LISTERINE® SMARTRINSE makes my child look forward to brushing! Sometimes getting him to brush is like pulling teeth but when he knows that LISTERINE® is part of the routine he jumps right to it. I’m not sure if it’s the fun characters, the taste, or some other reason. All I know is I’m not questioning his enthusiasm for oral hygiene! Thanks LISTERINE® for making his routine fun for him and easier for this mom!