5 ways to get those kids to brush more #MC #sponsored #LISTERINE

 Oral Care Matters (1)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for LISTERINE. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

Oral care is so important to me. I want my kids to take such good care of their teeth I have a picture posted in their bathroom that says “Only brush the ones you want to keep”. I want to instill a desire in my kids to keep their teeth in good health. I consider myself a health hero in this regard. When the kids wake up and get ready for school, after breakfast I immediately send them to brush their teeth. I think I do much better at this during the week when we have a good routine going. Here’s my tips to get kids to brush more. 

1. Make it automatic. As soon as breakfast is done they brush their teeth. As soon as dinner and dessert is done they brush their teeth.

2. Make it easy. Keep a timer in their bathroom so that they can know how long they’ve been brushing. Most recommend 2 minutes.

3. Make it fun. Buy fun toothpastes or toothbrushes to get them brushing and keep them brushing. 

4. Make sure you have the right tools. LISTERINE  SMARTRINSE mouthwash is available for kids, as well as LISTERINE ULTRACLEAN floss, flossers, and more. My daughter loves to have her own mouthwash and floss. She puts her name on it so everyone knows.

5. Encourage your kids and praise them when they do a great job brushing. 

When LISTERINE sent me the samples for us to use it was like a weird tooth fairy Christmas at our house. My girl loves to brush her teeth and use her mouthwash each day. She proudly displays her mouthwash for all to see. My favorite item is the large flosser with extra flossing heads. I love this item. It makes flossing a breeze. My teen grabbed the LISTERINE POCKETPAKS breath freshening strips.  It kills 99% of bad breath. He is very aware of fresh breath. So I think he found a new product to love and help him as he goes about his day of working and school. When you are taking care of your teeth your teeth will then take care of you. 

30 Replies to “5 ways to get those kids to brush more #MC #sponsored #LISTERINE”

  1. My boys aren’t the greatest brushers.so I need all the help I can get. We love Listerine in our house, too 🙂

  2. My kids have always been good about brushing their teeth. We buy new toothbrushes often. We just started using the Smart Rinse recently. I’d like to try the PocketPaks too.

  3. These are great tips. Some kids brush just fine on their own, but with others… Well, it’s kind of like trying to house train a cheetah. You can do it, but it’s A LOT of work!

  4. These are all great tips. I think the most important one is making it routine. When kids have a routine, they remember what to do, and they don’t argue nearly as much about it.

  5. My son has always been a good brusher! My S.O. on the other hand….I have to remind him to brush his teeth. I’m not sure what his hang up is with brushing his teeth, but I might just have to put up a sign reminder like you have. I could make a pretty plaque (LOL) or a laminated “tooltip” per se.

  6. This is great! We love listerine. I’m still working on getting all my kiddos to be better brushers! I need to get smart rinse! I haven’t seen it yet here though!

  7. It is so important to instill proper oral care habits when kids are young. I have always used Listerine products.

  8. I like the sign to only brush the ones you want to keep. It can definitely be challenging to get kids to brush regularly.

  9. These are great ways to get kids to brush better. We used a timer to make sure the kids would brush for the right amount of time. Worked great as long as you made sure the kids were brushing and not playing around.

  10. I love the Listerine for Kids! Definitely helps to get any tips for keep those kids’ teeth healthy

  11. These are great tips! Mouthwash is so important. Our dentist always stresses the importance of using it along with brushing.

  12. Great tips! I wish I could get kiddo to brush longer. She literally puts toothpaste on, runs some water, gives a pass over her teeth , spits and shes done. Ugh. I keep trying.

  13. I’m a big Listerine fan, especially Listerine Zero. I’m all for the brushing right after meals plan.

  14. My kids all have their own little toothbrush/paste bucket and they love it. I will surely be buying that pink Barbie mouth wash the next time my daughter shops with me, I don’t know how we’ve missed it.

  15. I really want my kids to do a great job of taking care of their teeth. I like the sign that you used that says only brush the teeth you want to keep. I may have to use that with my kids.

  16. These are great tips. Luckily my kids both love brushing their teeth. I’m not sure if that will change once they’re older. Here’s hoping it doesn’t.

  17. I love Listerine products! They rock my socks. I am so anal about my teeth and gum health, but my husband is NOT and it drives me batty!

  18. These are some great and practical tips. I have to admit that while I am great at getting my kids to brush before bed, I’m not so great at having them brush in the morning. Thanks for the motivation to quit slacking in that area.

  19. Love these tips! I never had trouble wanting to brush my teeth, so I have been very unprepared for my sons brushing attitude. I am going to try them and see if it helps. Thanks.

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