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Helping my family create healthy oral care habits is one of my responsibilities as a mom. However, this isn’t always easy. If you are also a mom you know what I mean. I get it. Sometimes you just forget. Sometimes it’s late. Other times you just don’t feel like fighting with the kids. However, by establishing healthy brushing and flossing habits early, your family can have a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums.
To help you and your family establish some of these habits, I have come up with a list of four ways to help.
Being consistent when establishing an oral care routine. Maybe you have your child brush and floss in an upstairs bathroom before bed, or maybe they brush and floss their teeth in the mornings after breakfast at the kitchen sink. Wherever you have your children do their routine, make sure that your kids are brushing and flossing at least twice a day. By establishing a routine your child will automatically know when it is time to brush and floss. I have created a handy printable Oral Care Chart that you can print and when your kids brush, floss, and mouthwash they can check off that day.
Be a Good Example.
Your kids want to be just like you. They want to copy everything you do. This is why you demonstrating your own healthy oral habits is so important. When your kids see you brushing and flossing regularly they will want to do the same. On the same note, if your kids see that oral care isn’t a priority to you, then it won’t be a priority to them either.
Make it Fun.
Instead of making brushing and flossing seem like a chore, make it fun! In our house, the way I try to make brushing fun is with a flashing toothbrush and sparkle toothpaste. The flashing toothbrush is attractive to my toddler and it also shows him how long to brush. Now, he actually looks forward to brushing!
Use the Right Products.
LISTERINE makes a complete line of oral care products that are sure to meet your family’s needs. Our family is a big fan of LISTERINE but each of us have our favorites. My husband’s favorite product is the LISTERINE POCKETPAKS because he is often on the road for travel, but he can just pop one in his mouth before visiting a customer. N’s favorite is the LISTERINE Smart Rinse Anticavity Flouride Rinse because it measures out just the right amount each time he uses it so nothing goes to waste. I have extremely sensitive gums so I love the LISTERINE Ultraclean Access Flosser because it has a nice long handle so I can maneuver it easier and also because you can just pop off the head of the flosser whenever you are done.