Tips for a Brighter Smile!
National Oral Health Care month acts as the perfect annual reminder that it’s important to pay special attention to our teeth and our overall oral hygiene. We only get one set of teeth, we need to take care of them. Plus, we all want a brighter smile, right?
Did you know that poor oral health can lead to gum disease, which left untreated can lead to the loss of teeth and a wide array of other dental health issues. To get you started on the path towards a brighter, whiter smile, I have compiled these tips to get you started.
1. Lead by Example
Your kids often look at you and your spouse as role models. The best way to get them interested in brushing their teeth is to make sure you lead by example and talk to them about the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums! Plus, if they see you brushing regularly, they will too!
2. Use a Timer
Use a timer or a song to ensure that your kids are brushing for as long as they’re supposed to. You can even make it a family activity by doing it all together.
3. Reward Them
Give your kiddos a bonus for brushing. A sticker chart that keeps track of their brushing habits is a great way to give them an incentive to brush.
Introduce a toothpaste and brush that features one of your kids’ favourite characters – such as the Orajel™ Spiderman™ and My Little Pony™ Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste and the Kids Spinbrush™ My Little Pony™ Battery Toothbrush. It keeps things exciting while practicing healthy habits!
4. Keep Up Your Brushing Game
Make sure you’re brushing and flossing at least twice a day to achieve optimal oral health. It is recommended to
The Canadian Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months or sooner if it becomes worn, for an optimal clean.
5. Choose an Electric Toothbrush
Use a battery-powered toothbrush with sonic pulsating action. For example, the new Arm & Hammer™ Sonic Pulse Battery Toothbrush. It is clinically proven to remove 2X more plaque versus a manual toothbrush. This toothbrush has a slim, ergonomic handle and comes with a replaceable head and battery!
6. Pick a Toothpaste That Works for You
If you are like me and have a sweet tooth, be careful since foods that contain a lot of sugar can stain your teeth and soften tooth enamel. I recommend Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh™ Toothpaste for enamel safe whitening and lasting freshness plus it prevents tartar build up!
This month make it your goal to wear a smile you’re proud of, following these tips can definitely get you a brighter smile in no time.
How do you keep your smile bright?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.