With Easter almost here, I am sure that kids are already thinking about the Easter egg hunts that they will partake in and the candy that they will indulge in! I remember waking up on Easter morning to an Easter basket filled with delicious chocolates, jelly beans, marshmallow eggs, peeps...so delicious, yet it can be a nightmare for your teeth!
As a mom, I limit how much candy my children consume. I teach them that sticky candy is worse for your teeth than chocolate or a brownie or cookie...and we throw out or give away that "sticky candy." However, sugar is still landing on those precious teeth when they eat a chocolate candy, and I do not want my kids to go through what I have gone through with the many fillings that I have had to receive! So, my husband and I do our best to educate our children on proper brushing techniques...and we are also starting with flossing too!
Here are some tips for Healthier Oral Care Habits from Dr. Jennifer Salzer:
Better Candy Options: Try sticking to sugar-free lollipops and hard candies – these treats stimulate saliva helping to prevent dry mouth. A dry mouth allows plaque to build up on teeth faster, leading to an increased risk of decay and cavities
Offer Choices: Have plenty of oral care supplies on hand for your kids in the flavors and designs they’ll be excited to use to encourage proper oral hygiene. My top picks include Oral-B Stages for younger kids and Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME for kids eight and up.
Mirror Mirror: Encourage your kids to brush in front of a mirror; it will help them see spots they may otherwise miss. And to help keep track of their oral care routine enlist the help of a brushing chart to record each time your child brushes.
|These are the age appropriate products that my children received to try out - they LOVED them!|
|Can you tell that someone is excited about Toy Story flossers! :) That's my Smiles!|
Would you like to invigorate your children's teeth brushing routine with NEW oral care for them? If so, you can enter below for a chance to win either Oral-B stages Oral care or Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME.
1. Entry #1: Leave a comment and tell me the age of your child (choose one!) that you would like to enter into the giveaway and tell me what is their favorite sweet.
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This Giveaway is open to US residents and will end on Monday, March 19th at 9pm EST. I will use random.org to generate a number for the winner of this giveaway. Please be sure that I have a way to contact you, if you indeed are the winner!
*Disclaimer: My children were sent the items in the photo above, however all reviews and comments are 100% mine.*