geewhiz50's picture geewhiz50

Not sure if you've tried it already, but there are toothbrushes available with micro-chips that emit songs through soundwaves through the vibrations of the bristles when they brush against the teeth. The soundwaves go up through the jawbone and into the ear.
Not sure what songs are currently available, or if it would even help, but the explanation just might be science-y enough to interest him.

mouse's picture mouse

Toothbrushing is an issue here too. We still do most of it for Scooter and not nearly as well as we should. Don't even get me started on flossing.

We're in the process of revamping our sticker system (which has had a narrow focus) and may add some hygiene issues to it.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

I've never heard of those brushes, geewhiz50--I'm heading off to google these brushes!

I wish L. would just let us brush FOR him but, alas, he wants nothing to do with that.

Omaha Mama's picture Omaha Mama

Toothbrushing is not one of our battles. The kids do it, but certainly NOT for two minutes! We've been lucky with their genetically strong teeth, but need to get more serious about it so that they have good habits as they get older. I'll add it to my list of things I've got to do better...sooner or later.

Aliki McElreath's picture Aliki McElreath

Poor T. brushes all the time and flosses, too--yet she's had cavities AND the dentist found 2 more at this last visit...