The only bad part of it, it’s the shortest month of the year. Dental health is so important to us and hopefully to you as well.
The American Dental Association (ADA) started celebrating dental health in 1941! It started as a 2 day event but has evolved into National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM).
The 2019 NCDHM slogan is..
“Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”
To celebrate we’ve put together a few ways for you to brush and clean in between!
While brushing your teeth might give you that freshly clean sense of feeling, just brushing is not enough to truly cleanse your pearly whites.
Brushing gets the top layer, but not what’s beneath the surfaces. Those bristles can’t get between every single tooth, which commonly leaves food particles, and bacteria behind.
That’s why it’s essential for you to floss top to bottom every day, and dentists can definitely tell if you don’t.
It is critical to a healthy smile to brush properly is critical to keeping a healthy smile.
- Brush the outer surfaces, the inner surfaces, and the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
- To clean the inside surfaces of the front teeth, tilt the brush vertically and make several up-and-down strokes.
For further help, read our post on 5 Steps to Brushing Teeth Properly for Kids
Make It Your Part of Kids Routine
Check in with your kids to make sure they’re brushing properly, twice daily for 2 minutes as well as flossing daily.
Make it part of the bed time routine and breakfast routine to make it easy to remember.
Are they fast counters? Does 2 minutes really mean 1 minute?
Try putting 2 minute timer by their toothbrush (and yours). Try a making it fun with a list we made of Apps to Make Your Kids Love Brushing Their Teeth!
We want to keep you and your kid’s smiles healthy, please ask us questions you have regarding your child’s oral health.
And Check out our contest on Facebook!