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Should i punish my daughter for her poor dental hygiene?

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3 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Scare tactics may help but sitting her down and talking to her about why she does not want to clean her teeth properly is usually the best option.
See if there is a way to make it fun. There is a company that makes tooth brushes that vibrate a popular tune when they are used. I think they are called tooth tunes brushes (not 100% sure). Positive reinforcement will go a long way as well.

In brief: No.

Scare tactics may help but sitting her down and talking to her about why she does not want to clean her teeth properly is usually the best option.
See if there is a way to make it fun. There is a company that makes tooth brushes that vibrate a popular tune when they are used. I think they are called tooth tunes brushes (not 100% sure). Positive reinforcement will go a long way as well.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Teach by example

No . Teach by example.

In brief: Teach by example

No . Teach by example.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reinforce & educate

I agree with the other two providers.
In general, positive reinforcement tends to lead to change better than punishment. I think it is reasonable to educate your daughter (if old enough to comprehend) about the potential consequences of not brushing teeth.

In brief: Reinforce & educate

I agree with the other two providers.
In general, positive reinforcement tends to lead to change better than punishment. I think it is reasonable to educate your daughter (if old enough to comprehend) about the potential consequences of not brushing teeth.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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