As we’ve stated on the blog in the past, it’s important to instill good brushing habits in your children at an early age. To do that, you need to make the brushing experience entertaining or engaging, and one way you can do that is by connecting to Youtube or a brushing app and playing a short video.
One reason why these videos are helpful is because they are between a minute and a half and two minutes long, the right length of time you and your children should be brushing for each time you pick up your brush. These videos are also useful because your children can see their favorite characters brushing their teeth or singing a song, and this will make the brushing experience more enjoyable.
But as a parent who probably just stared at your reflection when you were brushing as a child, which videos may be the most engaging or worthwhile for your child? Below, we share five of our favorite toothbrushing videos.
Healthy Teeth, Healthy Me – Sesame Street
This upbeat song features Elmo singing and dancing along as he helps explain why brushing is important.
Stop Zombie Mouth – Plants Vs. Zombies
If your kids have ever played the Plants vs. Zombies mobile game, they’ll enjoy this two-minute video when they brush.
Brush Your Teeth – Super Simple Songs
Straight and to the point, this song features some friendly monsters who help to demonstrate good brushing techniques.
Brushing My Teeth – Barney
The purple dinosaur is back to help teach kids how to brush their teeth in this video.
Kids Just Love To Brush – Sesame Street
A knock off of Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” will be enjoyable for both kids and adults who remember the original.
If your child has a favorite cartoon character, odds are they are in a toothbrushing video, so see what you can find on Youtube to help make the brushing experience more interactive and enjoyable! For more tips and tricks, reach out to Dr. Brooks’ office today.