When it’s time to get your kids to brush their teeth at bedtime do you find yourself nagging and pleading with them to do a good job?
If your answer is yes then you’re just like me. It seems like every night before bedtime I have to pester my children to brush their teeth. Even after I get them brushing they usually don’t do a very good job at cleaning their teeth. Starting this month I’m bringing in the big guns to help me get them motivated. No, I’m not inviting my dentist over for a visit although that’s not such a bad idea.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Tom’s Of Maine. I received a promotional item as a “Thank you” for my participation.
February is National Children’s Dental Health month
I found out that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and Tom’s of Maine (natural oral care without artificial dyes, sweeteners or preservatives) is teaming up with Oral Health America (OHA) to share healthy brushing habits and oral care prevention information.
Free Personalized “Brushing Fun” downloadable coloring and activity book.
Tom’s of Maine is encouraging children and parents to use their creativity to learn about oral care. They are offering a free personalized coloring book online called “Brushing Fun. <—- Download it at this link. This coloring book is a great way to interactively teach your children about proper brushing techniques as well as other ways to take care of their teeth. For each download of the coloring book Tom’s of Maine will donate 10 tubes of Wicked Cool toothpaste to Oral Health of America in support of their Smiles Across America program. Additionally Tom’s of Maine will make a one-time donation of $50,000 to OHA as well.
During Children’s Dental Health Month and beyond, the “Brushing Fun” coloring and activity book offers a simple, calming activity to do together before bed
This is a great program that Tom’s of Maine is supporting. It is very important that children learn early on the benefits of proper oral care. That way when they get older they don’t end up having problems with their teeth and gums. Starting tonight I’m going to get both of my kids involved with this fantastic program. My plan is to sit them down at the kitchen table about 30 minutes before wash up time. I will introduce the coloring book to them and have them pick out a page they want to color. This will open up the dialogue about brushing your teeth and proper oral care. After we finish coloring our pictures I will take them both into the bathroom to go over some of the techniques we just learned. I will keep this up for the rest of the month or until we finish all of the pages in the coloring book. I figure after this, these new dental care habits promoted by Tom’s of Maine and Oral Health of America will be ingrained in their minds.