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Thursday, August 26, 2010

5 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Teeth Healthy

I grew up with terrible dental hygiene. I didn’t understand how important it was to take care of my pearly whites. I do now and I floss like a maniac!

IMG_3509 Well, along with other ladies from TwitterMom, I have 5 tips on how to help your kids have healthy teeth.


It’s so important to get children into the routine of brushing and flossing their teeth in the morning and at night. Start them off when they’re young and make it part of their day.


These days flossing doesn’t just have to be a long piece of dental floss. They have flavored floss and fun shaped flossers for kids to use. My brother-in-law with floss his kids teeth as they lay on his lap watching tv. Kids need to know how important it is to get the food out from between their teeth as well! Trident is available in 11 great flavors so kids have lots to choose from!


Pop has a lot of acid and other stuff I don’t understand in it and it will cause tooth decay. Not only that, it will stain their teeth. You can look online to find a list of how bad each pop is in regards to tooth decay. If you are going to drink pop, it’s better to drink it through a straw.


As most people know, it’s important for babies and toddlers not to fall asleep with a bottle in their mouths. The fluid will sit in their mouths and cause tooth decay.


Remember to get regular dental check-ups. Have them visit a dentist twice a year to make sure that they are taking good care of their teeth and gums. A dentist and hygienist can see what we can’t. If there are issues, it’s important to get them taken care of sooner than later. If possible, have their molars sealed!

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About Trident® Sugar Free Gum

Trident gum has long been a pioneer in providing oral health benefits to consumers.  Trident was the first gum brand of its kind to undergo testing in 1967 with studies showing that people who chewed Trident experienced significantly fewer cavities.  Trident is available in 11 great-tasting flavors:  Original Flavor, Bubble Gum, Spearmint, Tropical Twist, Watermelon Twist, Wild Blueberry Twist, Minty Sweet Twist, Passionberry Twist, Wintergreen, Strawberry Twist and Cinnamon.  All flavors can be purchased in 18-piece packs and 54-piece multi-packs (three 18-piece packages).

About Smiles Across America® (SAA)

SAA is a signature program created by Oral Health America, a national non-profit organization dedicated to changing lives by connecting communities with resources to increase access to care, education and advocacy around oral health.  SAA improves the health of elementary school students by supporting oral disease prevention services in school-based or school-linked settings, and demonstrating to communities that healthy mouths are integral to overall health.  For more information, visit http://www.oralhealthamerica.org.

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