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Category Archives: Oral Care

Home Remedies for Bad Breath

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Bad breath is often the result of the foods you eat, but it can also occur for less obvious reasons. Knowing the cause can go a long way to helping stop the problem, and so can a number of home remedies, when used in conjunction with regular oral [...]

Use a Reward Chart for Kids to Encourage Brushing

Posted on July 1st, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Busy kids develop their own set of priorities, and brushing their teeth twice each day doesn’t usually rank very high. To encourage kids to brush without issuing continual reminders, design a reward chart for kids to set expectations and encourage healthy oral habits. A poster-sized chart is a visual [...]

A Personalized Toothbrush Holder Makes a Kid’s Creativity Shine

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Are you having trouble getting your children to brush their teeth? Making it fun will help! By holding a special in-house craft day, you can have the kids create a personalized toothbrush holder that will inspire them to brush their teeth every day. Let their individual personalities shine, [...]

How to Explain the Tooth Fairy to Your Child

Posted on April 29th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Traditions are one of the best ways to keep a family close. Children love to anticipate events, and one of the earliest ways to develop this excitement is talking about the Tooth Fairy’s role in rewarding kids for bravely experiencing natural tooth loss. There are hundreds of ways to make [...]

Brush Your Teeth Song: The Best Tunes to Brush To

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by  Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Sometimes, getting your toddler or young child to brush their teeth can be quite a struggle. If you need some help to make teeth brushing more exciting, try a brush your teeth song. After all, everything is always more fun with music! Sing About It No matter how much time [...]

The First Dentist Visit: How to Help Anxious Children

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger Regular dental checkups are important to maintain oral health, so it’s a good idea for you to help your children become accustomed to the dentist’s office as soon as possible. To make routine appointments worry-free, talk to your kids before their first dentist visit and reassure them that dentists [...]

Brushing Teeth Games: How to Teach Toddlers to Brush

Posted on April 16th, 2014

Posted by Kerrie Snowdon, guest blogger If you are trying to get your children to learn good oral health care habits, consider some brushing teeth games to make the daily task fun and rewarding. When dealing with your toddler, you know that sometimes you must carefully navigate your way when teaching them new habits. Toddlerhood [...]