Celebrate Oral Health Month with 3 Great Tips from Church & Dwight

April is National Oral Health Month and as most people know, oral health is a topic I’m pretty passionate about! As if dealing with my own problem teeth wasn’t motivation enough, having both of my boys undergo dental surgery as a result of childhood caries made me especially dedicated to keeping their teeth strong and healthy.

Whether you’re teaching your kids about proper dental health or you’re trying to beat a few bad habits yourself, Church & Dwight has three great tips and some must-have products for Oral Health Month that will help you take care of your family’s teeth!

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Teach good habits at a young age

Many of us know that good (and bad) habits are hard to break. Teach your children good oral health care habits early on, as it will get them in a daily routine and help avoid future dental troubles. Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, 60-90% of children experience tooth decay?. Introduce toothpaste with fluoride like Orajel™ Super Mario ™ Kids Fluoride Toothpaste after the age of 2 years or when your dentist recommends it to help fight cavities from the get-go. To make teeth time extra fun, try new Spinbrush™ My Little Pony ™ or Super Mario ™ battery brushes so kids can practice healthy habits with the help of their favourite characters. Children under age 3 years should use the brush under adult supervision.

Keep your mouth as clean as a whistle

While most of us know this, it’s a good reminder to make sure you’re brushing and flossing at least twice a day to achieve optimal oral health. Check out the New Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush Manual brush to blast away plaque and keep your smile shining bright. For all the sweet tooths out there, it can be hard to resist those decadent desserts. But foods high in sugar, even fruit and wine, can stain your teeth. Try Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Rejuvenating Paste to tackle tough stains left on your teeth from one too many sweet treats.

Look out for red flags

Make sure you’re looking out for signs of trouble in your mouth. Bleeding, red or swollen gums? Bad breath that won’t go away? According to the Canadian Dental Association, these can be signs of gum disease that should be looked at by a dentist. Take all the preventative measures you can, such as staying away from tobacco and practicing good overall lifestyle habits that will help you be your healthiest, and best self.

My boys had the chance to test out the new Spinbrush Super Mario battery brushes and I’ve been very impressed with how well they brush as a result. These brushes don’t feature an automatic shut-off after a set length of time, something my boys are accustomed to having, so as a result I’ve been telling them when their brushing time is up. The end result…they’re brushing longer! And since Zackary and Benjamin are both huge Super Mario Bros. fans, they’re always excited to brush their teeth.

Good dental hygiene is one of those little things that makes a big difference in overall well being, and products from Arm & Hammer and Orajel are great for making dental care easy and fun. Try a few of the new items for yourself and show off your best smile!

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28 thoughts on “Celebrate Oral Health Month with 3 Great Tips from Church & Dwight”

  1. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I just love those children’s toothbrushes and I’m sure my grandchildren would too. It’s much better to have reasonable tasting toothpaste for children, that wasn’t around when I was young.

  2. Alayne Langford

    Routine is so important and teaching your kids to brush teeth is part of that routine. I always tried to make it fun :)

  3. This is an amazing post, it’s good to start them early and to make sure they always brush, and it’s fun with the new brushes and flavours that they have out there now for the kids!!

  4. we taught our oldest daughter when she was a young age! we got her the bubble guppies toothpaste and toothbrush and it ended up being something she looked forward to every morning and night! (bubble guppies are her favorite)

  5. My son loves brushing his teeth! We let him pick out the toothpaste (he picked the Mario one) and toothpaste, I feel like involving him makes him enthusiastic to do it

  6. My son would love if got him one of those toothbrushes. Getting him to brush can be a real argument some days.

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