National Oral Health Care Month: Brighter Smiles for All

National Oral Health Care Month: Brighter Smiles for All

When kids are in the picture I feel like oral health for the whole family lays squarely on the shoulders of the parents. Before our kids go to school we rush to get their teeth clean before school. Our oldest still refuses to do it himself and I am the only one who he will allow to do it. 

Our older daughter does it herself but it’s like pulling teeth to get her to actually do the job. I even set up a basket near the kitchen sink so we could do it before they run out the door. Gross? Maybe but it works for us.

Brighter, whiter smiles for the whole family

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, which can have a tremendous impact on our overall health. Did you know that poor oral health can lead to gum disease, which left untreated can lead to the loss of teeth… do I need to go on?

National Oral Health Care month

To get you started on the path towards a brighter, whiter smile, I suggest the following tips:

For the kids

Children often look at mom and dad as role models, so make sure you lead by example and talk to them about the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums!

  • Suggest using a timer or a song to ensure that the kiddies are brushing for as long as they’re supposed to. You can even make it a family activity by doing it all together.
  • 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!

For adults

Make sure you’re brushing and flossing at least twice a day to achieve optimal oral health.

  • The Canadian Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months or sooner if it becomes worn, for an optimal clean.
  • Use a battery-powered toothbrush with sonic pulsating action.  For example, the new

Arm & Hammer™ Sonic Pulse Battery Toothbrush 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!

  • If you can’t resist desserts and candy, pay attention! Foods that contains 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. How are you practicing good oral health habits?

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. kathy downey
    April 29, 2017 / 9:42 am

    Thanks for the tips,oral care is so very important for overall good health!

  2. Treen Goodwin
    May 21, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Great tips thanks for sharing , i have never owned a battery operated tooth brush , its on my list for when i go shopping 🙂

  3. JoKing
    March 14, 2019 / 9:54 am

    I love the Arm & Hammer Truly Radiant Clean & Fresh toothpaste. It reminds me of a brand I used to use.