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5 Great Brushing Teeth Games for Kids


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Get Musical
You might feel silly, but singing for your kid could make her look forward to brushing her teeth.
You might feel silly, but singing for your kid could make her look forward to brushing her teeth.
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It's a well-known fact that children respond to music. The quality of kids' tunes is questionable for most adults (we've never caught anyone older than age 5 rocking out to the Wiggles), but that's beside the point. If you're having a tough time getting your tot to brush, consider channeling your inner Katy Perry to get the job done. Many parents either make up their own teeth-brushing tunes or edit the lyrics to well-known songs to entice their kids to scrub their choppers. So, if your child is obsessed with Dora the Explorer, try re-working her theme song to focus on proper dental care. Of course, if you can't handle any more kids' music, inventing your own ditty or reworking a more parent-friendly tune will work as well. "Smells Like Clean Spirit," anyone?


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