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Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a struggle, and parents have been looking for ways to make teeth-brushing time easier since the invention of the toothbrush. Recently, the Mehlville-Oakville Patch, a Montanta news source, reported that a local dentist has invented a color-changing toothpaste that he hopes will make kids want to brush.
Howard Wright, D.D.S., invented Vortex, a toothpaste that changes from red, to blue, to purple as people continue to brush.
“I think part of being an inventor is you think really wild and then bring it in to reality,” said Wright, quoted by the news source. “I thought about how to get kids to brush their teeth. What if you got the toothpaste to dance and do the Macarena on their tongue?”
BabyCenter.com spoke to child psychologist Penelope Leach about effective ways to get children behave while brushing their teeth. She says that having a footstool by the mirror so kids can watch themselves as they brush sometimes helps. Also, it doesn't hurt to highlight the most fun part of brushing - getting to spit when finished.
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