February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and to kick off the month we started a Facebook contest for the ultimate toothpaste flavor. The awesome ideas are in and now it’s time for you to go to our Facebook page and vote for your favorite ultimate toothpaste flavor!
In continuing to support and raise awareness for National Children’s Dental Health Month, we compiled a list of the 4 most important dental tips for you and your children! Living a life with healthy teeth and gums begins with establishing good dental health habits at an early stage of life. Utilizing these 4 tips will ensure a good start in improving overall oral health! Each week in February, we will post one healthy tip so stayed tuned in for more!
Tip #1: Brush Twice a Day
Brushing at least twice a day for two minutes after meals with fluoride toothpaste is extremely important for removing plaque and fighting cavities. Bacteria naturally grow in your mouth, but what allows it to stick to your teeth is plaque – a sticky, clear film that builds up on your teeth.1 When you consume sugary foods and drinks, the sugar sticks to the germy plaque and forms acid that wears away the enamel and causes cavities. Brushing after meals removes the sugary plaque and acid so you can avoid tooth decay and enjoy a happier, healthier mouth. To learn about how to teach your kids to brush their teeth, visit our blog post!
Happy National Children’s Dental Health Month!
1. Department of Health and Human Services. Early Dental Health: Choosing the Right Foods. North Carolina: Division of Public Health. 2013.