Sometimes my 4 and 2 year old kids don't want to open their mouths for me to brush their teeth. Lance especially is becoming independent and doesn't want my help. But to make it fun, I ask him what he ate today and as I brush I say: "I see fish crackers". Then I list all the things he ate. He keeps his mouth open curious to what I'll say next. Just a little idea to help any other moms struggling out there in this department! LOL!