I have to admit my least favorite time of every night is teeth brushing time. I’m tired and ready for the kids to be in bed and they are kind of crazy off the wall tired themselves. So we have to think of ways to get through the nightly teeth brushing ritual. But maybe you’re kids are old enough to brush their teeth themselves. Here are five tips to encourage your children with when it comes to teeth brushing time.
"5 Terrific T. Rex Teeth Tips" from your buddies at Dinosaur Train!
Just like Buddy loses his teeth on Dinosaur Train, kids lose primary teeth to make way for permanent teeth. Tyrannosaurus Rex replaced their teeth throughout their lives but you only get two sets so it is especially important to practice good dental care. Follow these helpful tips for strong teeth and a healthy smile!
1. Twice a day: Brush your teeth when you wake up and before you go to bed.
2. Take your time: Brush your teeth for 2 minutes and be sure to include your tongue!
3. Be kind to your gums: Brush with a soft bristle toothbrush.
4. Get the hard to reach places: Floss your teeth every day.
5. See your dentist twice a year!
And if you want to see Buddy learning about his teeth, please tune into Dinosaur Train on March 1 on PBS KIDS to watch the “T-Rex Teeth” episode (check your local listings) and visit LINK TO INTERSTITIAL to watch Dr. Scott, the host of Dinosaur Train, tell us all about the teeth of the Tyrannosaurus and other carnivores, like sharks. Both sharks and Tyrannosaurus’ lose their teeth, but those teeth are always replaced by new teeth. Humans only get two sets of teeth, so it’s important to take good care of them!
For more tips on how to “Rock Your Smile,” you might enjoy the FREE activity sheets for kids at the American Dental Association’s website, www.ada.org.
And now you have super clean teeth, you can “Rock Your Smile” as you hand out FREE Valentine’s Day Cards from Dinosaur Train.
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