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5 easy ways to start a better tooth brushing habit for the whole family



When my husband and I first introduced our daughter to the world of dental hygiene, she was less than enthused. Over time, though, (and by incorporating a few tricks up our parenting sleeves), we found ways to make teeth brushing and oral care more fun for our toddler―and even learned a few things ourselves.

One of the best changes we made? Switching the whole family over to quip electric toothbrushes.Not only does their subscription service make it easy (and affordable!) for me to know my family is using a fresh toothbrush every three months, but my daughter also loves knowing she's using a cool, grown-up toothbrush just like her father and I, just made for kids.

Here are five tips for establishing a good brushing routine―and to put the fun back in dental hygiene fundamentals. 😁

1. Start earlier than you think.

You don't have to wait until your child has a mouthful of teeth to start teaching them how to take care of them. Even though those pearly baby teeth will eventually fall out, they're critical to your child's development and help with everything from supporting craniofacial growth to aiding in speech development. Plus, the sooner you start a consistent teeth...


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