To encourage your children to practice good oral hygiene here are a few tips to try. First, try to make brushing fun. Brushing for at least two minutes is the minimum amount of time to remove all the sugar bugs from your teeth. To make the time fly by, sing a song or tell a story while your children are brushing their teeth. Children want to do what their parents do, so brush your teeth in front of your children to motivate them to share your healthy habits. When all else fails, reward positive behavior with a small (sugar free) treat, toy, or let them stay a few minutes later at bedtime!