Did you know that every February is National Children’s Dental Health Month?
Keystone Industries would like to help you teach the ways of having a good oral hygiene while making it fun for children.
This month is the perfect time to start informing your children about the importance of oral health. There are plenty of ways to help kids brush longer and better. For example, there are now musical tooth brushes. Or you can play a song while they brush their teeth, if you think musical toothbrushes are little too much. Regardless, these tools help children brush the suggested 2 minutes.
Flossing is another important aspect of oral health. But how do you teach kids to floss. It can be quite a pain, even for adults. Kids often learn by hands-on activities and this is a great way to show them how teeth can collect bad things between teeth. First, take an oversized lego block and put Play-Doh between the connector peices. Then have the child use yarn to get the nasty Play-Doh from the cracks and crevices. It’s fun and educational!
To help children understand oral health even more try some easy at-home experiments that show how important taking care of teeth is. First, check out this Eggsperiment from Crest. These are quite impactful experiments and devices to show kids that eating right and taking care of your teeth is very important.
So, February is the month to really take advantage of teaching kids good oral hygiene. Try some of these things to help education the importance of protecting your teeth. You also can get children custom mouthugards to protect them for the upcoming spring sports season.
Whether it’s brushing teeth, flossing or protecting them through custom mouthguards it’s definitely time to start talking about oral health to kids of all ages.