My kids are very healthy and active and are scattered from sun up to sun down. They are running around outside, playing at the park or inside on their various electronic devices. We make it a point to eat healthy in our home and my husband and I share cooking responsibilities. We are sure to cover the major food groups, serve recommended portions and make sure they take their vitamins. The one area the kids are not doing as well in would be brushing their teeth. I sure could use some tips for a healthy dental routine! I decided to take a look and see what the experts recommended and her is what I found:
- First Dental Check-up: Once your child’s first tooth appears, you should schedule your first dental appointment.
- Preventing Cavities: One of the most feared results of poor dental hygiene are cavities. In order to prevent the appearance of cavities you should have your child brush with a fluoride toothpaste 2 times a day and floss once a day. Cut down or do away with sugary foods and drinks as well.
- Brushing At Bedtime:If you are having problems getting your child to brush at bedtime, there are 2 things you can do. Get them started as early an age as possible and lead by example. If you can brush with your child at bedtime, they are more likely to brush than if you did not.
- Proper Equipment: You should change out your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Your toothbrush can be a huge source of bacteria and can lead to health issues if you do not change out your brush. If you think it is hard to remember to a hassle to do this, there is a company that makes it easy for you. With FAB (Floss and Brush), you get a brand new toothbrush and floss mailed to your home! Brilliant!
Healthy Dental Hygiene Routine
It is not that I do not know to replace the toothbrushes in the house, I just cannot remember! I have a terrible memory and if I do not write it down, I will not remember. I used to think the replacing of your toothbrush regularly was hogwash until I met a man who lost a large portion of his teeth from the bacteria linked to his toothbrush. Ouch! I certainly would prefer not to have that happen to me or anyone in my family, so I wanted to find a way to make that easier. That is when I found out about FAB and their replacement program.
For the low cost of $1 per person in your family, you can get a new toothbrush and floss for each member of your household from FAB. Because the average toothbrush costs $5.98 at your local grocery store, you can spend $23.92 on new toothbrushes for a family of four. When you use the FAB program, you pay $1 per person, or $4, which saves you $19,92. If you take that and multiply it by 4 (12 months divided by 3 months), you are saving $79.68 per year! Wowee! What could you do with almost $80 a year? With the FAB program, you can have that opportunity to find out, so what are you waiting for?