Want an easy way to track how many times a day your child is brushing their teeth? Download Toothsavers! Now available in the iTunes App store and GooglePlay, this app will track brushing AND has fun educational games for kids
This new app reminds kids to brush their teeth in the morning and at night, all while saving a fairy tale kingdom! #Toothsavers
Halloween is around the corner, which for most children means bags of free candy and a chance to build a stockpile of sweets for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can also present parents with a variety of health and safety challenges.
Here are 10 ways you can help your children stay MouthHealthy during Halloween and year-round.
Time It Right
Eat Halloween candy (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles.
Choose Candy Carefully
Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a role in tooth decay. Unless it is a sugar-free product, candies that stay in the mouth for a long period of time subjec...
Mom's often see things that others do not. Take for example the challenge that smaller children face when entering the realm of the family bathroom. Everything is at adult heights...ie the potty, the shower or bathtub faucet handles, the cabinets and of course the sink. Check out today's "Mom life hack" for solving the pesky sink problem for our height challenged children. This mom is a genius!
Back’n’forth, back’n’forth – scrubba’ scrubba’ scrubba! Get those teeth clean! Yes, get ‘em clean … but, if your child’s method of brushing more resembles a lumberjack sawing trees in half than it does a gentle massage, they might be in for a lifetime of sensitive teeth, bonding treatments and receding gums. With this in mind, we thought we’d offer our top four tips for avoiding enamel loss when brushing. And the best part is, even parents can benefit from these tips as well!
Brushing too frequently: Taking to the toothbrush three times a day is ideal, particularly if you do it after meals. More than that, though, and your child might end up doing more harm than good. Teenagers might have a particular desire to clean more frequently if they wear braces, but it’s really not necessary. If your teen snacks frequently, or uses sport beverages, encourage them t...