The importance of supervising your child as they brush their teeth
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We all know that instilling good habits from an early age is important – indeed, we’re sure you’ll remember how obsessive your own parents were in encouraging you to brush your teeth.

But at BubbleBrush, we also realise just how busy your life is likely to be. It can be very easy to get swept up in other things – and in any case, you might imagine that your child can probably be trusted to brush their teeth regularly, while using the correct technique.

Alas, certain headlines about children’s dental health down the years have indicated this may not be true. And with past research finding that about a third of parents may be ceasing to supervise their children brushing their teeth before they turn seven years old, it’s easy to see what a key factor in this problem could be.

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Why is it so crucial to supervise your child’s teeth brushing?

If you think back to your own childhood teeth brushing, you might get a sense of why it’s so important to supervise your kids in this task, potentially right up to seven years of age or older.

The fact is, brushing their teeth often isn’t the most enthralling activity for a child. It can therefore be very easy for them to skip or forget teeth brushing, or to only spend seconds, rather than minutes, brushing their teeth.

And even if your child is diligent in brushing their teeth, it might take them a while to get their technique right. Furthermore, as the NHS website explains, the things to bear in mind when supervising your child’s tooth brushing will differ slightly as they grow.

As the NHS also sets out, there are various ways to supervise your child effectively, including guiding their hand to enable them to feel the correct movement, and using a mirror to help them see exactly where they are moving the brush across their teeth.

Sustainability is another good long-term habit!

Whatever stage you have reached with teaching your child how to brush their teeth correctly, you’ll probably also be eager to help introduce good habits as far as your little one’s impact on the planet is concerned. And as far as great starts go, they don’t get much better than purchasing an eight-month supply of genuinely environmentally friendly kids’ toothbrushes!

Our soft bamboo kids’ toothbrushes are designed to be replaced every three to four months, and to decompose in six months, rather than centuries. Switching to these from plastic toothbrushes is a simple, but potentially very significant change for better protecting our planet.

So, why not help yourself to some great bamboo kids’ toothbrushes from our store today?

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