Did you know that brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth? I really had no clue! I assumed if you did a good job with the brush that you would be at least getting somewhere around 80% clean…but only 25% blows my mind. I also did not realize that 50% of children will have a cavity or filling between the ages of 5 and 9. 1/2!
I am taking part in an Oral Care Challenge with my family. We will be using Listerine and Reach products to help instill healthier habits for our family. It just takes a few minutes a day for a complete oral care routine. A complete routine includes brushing, flossing and rinsing.
To complete the challenge my family and I will just need to brush, floss and rinse every day, twice a day for three weeks. I know we do a decent job, but I can tell you that I know that it is not happening everyday. Our challenge will end on May 5th. At that time I will be blogging about how our challenge went.
I was sent some tips Dr. Kaneta Lott, DDS who is a pediatric dentist about ways to help the kids during our challenge.
One way is to brush with the kids. My girls love to mimic the things I do. By brushing with them they will see just how important mommy thinks brushing is. I also learned to make it fun! Maybe play a song that we all like and brush while we listen and do some goofy dancing. Reward systems are another way that is suggested to help make this a habit. Kids love to earn stickers and see progress displayed on a chart.
We received an assortment of adult and children’s products from the makers of LISTERINE® and REACH® to facilitate our challenge. No compensation has been received.
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