Need to get your kids interested in their oral health? Top tips from Spa Dental Sydney


As a parent, you will undoubtedly want to do what’s best for your child.

And, while they may not like it, this will involve ensuring that their oral health is kept in good condition. This is rarely easy, especially with younger children!

There are some techniques to follow, such as reducing sugar from their diet and helping them to brush their teeth up until they are 7 years old, but how can you do this in a way that feels fun and is more likely to get a good response as opposed to push back?

At Spa Dental Sydney, we know a fair bit about oral health and children and are eager to lend a hand! We know what is required to keep kids’ mouths healthy and can suggest fun ways for you to implement good dental routines with them at home. As you know, starting on a good oral hygiene regime early in life is the key to good oral habits long-term, so we are here to help you ensure that your children have a great start with their oral health.

So, how can you help your children to be more interested in their oral health? Here are some tips from our team at Spa Dental Sydney.

Reduce sugar

It is a known fact that children love sugar, so this one is a tough one to make fun of!

Luckily, there are many sugarless sweets that are available nowadays that can be used as treats in place of sugary snacks. It is also worth keeping an eye on how often your children eat sugar and be sure to limit it to mealtimes, especially in relation to sugary drinks.


Our team at Spa Dental Sydney knows how to make check-ups fun and educational, so this part is easy for us!

We will educate your children on how to be sugar smart, how to brush their teeth and the importance of good oral health, in the long run, We use engaging tools (such as tooth and toothbrush props) to help make our check-ups more enjoyable and memorable.


Why not make oral hygiene a game? Why not look up some memorable songs to sing while you help your children brush their teeth?

If you have 2 or more children, you could set goals to achieve each week, such as brushing twice a day and then regarding them every 7 days with a treat (low sugar of course!). You could even extend this to check-ups; if they require no fillings or other procedures, then you can reward them! This also helps make trips to the dentist fun!


As odd as it is for adults to consider when it comes to regular toothbrushes, they are quite boring.

With younger children, they are more likely to engage with something if it looks like a toy, lights up etc. Why not invest in a toothbrush shaped like your child’s favourite cartoon character? Or why not buy one that lights up? It will make a world of difference!


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