Why It’s Important to Teach Toddlers to Brush Their Teeth

  1. Bye-bye Tooth Decay!

Did you know that tooth decay is one of the most common childhood diseases? Regular brushing can help prevent it, so brush those pearly whites twice a day for two minutes a sesh and say "no thanks" to cavities and "hello" to a lifetime of healthy smiles. Bet you didn’t know that you can also transfer tooth decay through saliva, so as tempting as it is for parents to plant a big wet one on your little one’s lips, aim for the cheek instead and save their smile.

  1. Happy Gums, Happy Kiddos!

Say goodbye to gum inflammation and bleeding! Healthy gums are just as important as healthy teeth, and brushing helps keep them in tip-top shape. If their teeth are touching, flossing daily is also going to go miles for their gum and overall oral health.

  1. Say "No" to Dental Drama!

By teaching toddlers to brush their teeth, you're not just preventing cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease—you're also preventing a whole lot of dental drama down the road. Regular brushing, along with routine dental check-ups, can help catch any potential issues early on, saving you time, money, and stress!

  1. Fresh Breath, Happy Kids!

Nobody likes stinky breath, right? Well, good news! Regular brushing helps keep breath fresh and clean by removing food particles and bacteria from the mouth. Remember to brush the tongue at the end ‘cause that’s where a whole bunch of bacteria likes to hang out!

  1. Let's Make Brushing a Habit!

Just like eating your veggies and saying "please" and "thank you," brushing your teeth is a habit every kiddo should learn early on. By teaching toddlers to brush their teeth, you're setting them up for a lifetime of good oral health habits. And hey, a little brushing now means fewer cavities later!

And FINALLY, Equipment Matters…

As you’ve probably learned by now, teaching kids at an early age to have good oral hygiene habits will save them (and you) a lot of trouble when they’re older. Creating those habits can be fun and easy with Prince Lionheart’s TODDLER TOOTHBRUSH KIT, which includes everything you need to help your little ones learn, and enjoy, healthy oral health habits: a friendly character to hold the toothbrush and paste, a fun and flexing cup to rinse, a two minute timer and a faucet extender to bring the water source within reach. Add a color-coordinating Uppy 2 Step Stool and your toddler will actually WANT to step up and brush like a big kid. You just need to stand back and watch your little one grow more independent right before your eyes.