We’ve reached that time in our youngest child’s life where there are other things she would rather do than brush her teeth and it’s starting to give me a headache! Why you ask?
Because when our eldest was between six and eight years old we spent countless hours at the dentist and around six thousand dollars on her BABY teeth! This poor kid couldn’t even eat Vegemite on toast without pain and tears.
Technically we did most things right when it can to brushing. She brushed in the morning and she brushed at night. But… What we didn’t think about was what was happening after her nightly brush.
She was a terrible sleeper and five minutes after she went to bed every night we’d hear he calling for a snack. So we’d give in with a ‘healthy’ snack.
While these snacks were, in fact, healthy, they were high in sugar; sultana’s, apples, strawberries and glass of juice or milk. The problem was, we didn’t make her brush her teeth again afterwards.
While my youngest daughter is past the basic ‘learning to brush’ and ‘learning good dental habits’ stage, with the above in mind I reached out to Grants of Australia for a few tips to help everyone when it comes to dental care for our little ones.
All about timing
Teach your kids to brush their teeth at the same time do you, doing each move together step-by-step will help with the learning process.
Taste is everything
Use a toothpaste that is safe for kids and tastes good, kids don’t generally like having to brush their teeth or having a toothbrush in their mouth so using a toothpaste and toothbrush that’s tasty (and safe) is a good place to start.
Rinse and repeat
By getting your kids to drink water after eating anything sugary – fruit included, the water helps to remove the sugary residue from teeth.
Grants were kind enough to send out some samples of their fabulous products.
First up, their eco-friendly and biodegradable toothbrush that retails for a very little $4.50 and I must say I was super impressed. The novelty didn’t last long, but she did actually brush without complaint for a few days! I love that this brush is biodegradable!
The fun and fruity flavours of these tubes of toothpastes were a real treat! My youngest loves the Strawberry Surprise toothpaste but wasn’t too keen on the Blueberry Burst Toothpaste. In saying that, she isn’t a fan of anything blueberry so many don’t take her opinion as gospel!
These toothpastes are free of SLS, parabens and fluoride and are boosted with Xylitol (from the bark of trees), which is known to reduce bacteria that cause tooth decay. And there is NO sugar in this toothpaste wither! They smell great and leave their breath fresh, thank goodness because that stuff can get pretty nasty!
By the way, to solve my brush every morning and night dilemma after I realised that graphic details of dentists pulling out teeth, I’ve resorted to threatening to take away all sugar from now until she moves out! Wish Me Luck Please!
‘Grants of Australia is the nation’s original and number one selling natural toothpaste brand providing health-conscious Aussies with a natural way to fight plaque prevent cavities and freshen breath for more than 30 years. Australian made and family owned, the brand’s oral care range for adults and children has evolved from humble beginnings in a Melbourne garage in 1984, to a bustling range of nine natural toothpastes stocked globally, as well as an all-natural mouthwash and eco-friendly bamboo toothbrushes.’
Grants also have a range of adult toothpastes and mouthwash, check them out online now!