This is a sponsored post written on behalf of the American Dental Association, but all of the
opinions and ideas are my own and this is a subject that is very dear to me, as we have a
little dance party every six months when we get a no cavities report from our dear dentist.
When it comes to these little dragons’ teeth, we take things very seriously. We try to get the
kids very involved and motivated to care about their oral health because we know that this
will be something they will carry with them for the rest of their lives. So if there is one
important gift that I can give to you this holiday season, is to encourage you to keep those
tiny pearly whites healthy and share a few of the ways we do it, in hopes that it will help you
Keeping teeth healthy, dragon style
Get informed- Many people don’t know, but the American Dental Association is a great
resource for parents to learn proper teeth care for children. They even have a fun website
dedicated to fun kid games and activities, MouthHealhtyKids.org, that can be great for
keeping kids interested in their oral health. To learn more about all that ADA has for you,
visit this site now!
Make it fun- My boys love music and dancing so I have a small playlist of fun songs that they
get to choose from so that they know to keep brushing until the song is over. This takes care
of one of ADA’s tips, which is to brush for 2 minutes.
Cover all fronts- Brushing alone is not enough! So make sure you are brushing twice a day
with fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth daily. You might even want to
brush your tongue or swish with some mouth rinse to feel fresh. (Ask your dentist which
rinse is right for you!) And use products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Visit your dentist regularly- We lucked out! Our dentist is fun and patient, so the boys
always look forward to visiting. It is important that the kids are there for check-ups, for a
cleaning and to keep an eye on any potential problems that might come. Take your time to
find the perfect dentist for your kids! Trust me, it makes a world of difference.
Motivate- Here is where you can get the kids involved the most! Let them keep track of their
daily teeth brushing, at the end of each week, our kids get rewarded with one dollar-store
goodie. I know it doesn’t sound too exciting to you, but believe me when I tell you that my
kids live for Sunday night’s treasures. To help make this easier for you, I am sharing our
chart! Click on it for a free PDF download that you can print every week! Post it in their
bathroom and watch the magic happen. Another part of this motivation is that we all get to
go out for a treat every time that we get a no cavities report for everyone at the dentist!
And that is how we do it, friends! Do you have any other tips? make sure to add them to the
comments for everyone to know.
This was a sponsored post written by me and about our own personal experiences, on
behalf of American Dental Association. Thank you so much for reading up! Until next time.