Try using the things your child is naturally excited about to encourage good dental health. One way to do this is by making the entire process a game.
For example, create a brushing chart and allow your child to place a sticker on the chart every time they brush their teeth. After a certain number of stickers, promise something fun like a new toy, their favorite movie, or their favorite meal. The only caveat here is to avoid rewarding with candy or another sugary treat.
Another thing to to avoid is the fear factor. For instance, it’s counter-productive to threaten rotting teeth or scary dental procedures as a way to encourage your kids to care for their teeth. Dental anxiety is a real problem and will make taking your child to the dentist very difficult. Please don’t paint your child’s dental care in a negative light.