National Smile Month Giveaway!

I have been trying to teach the children the importance of oral hygiene pretty much since birth and National Smile Month really reinforces everything I have been promoting to the children. National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign – not just for children, but adults too.

Together, with organisations like The Advanced Centre of Dentistry Yorkshire, National Smile Month promotes three key messages.

They are:

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

I always make sure the children brush their teeth twice a day, with help from Hubby and I. LP has also been to the dentist for the first time and will be going with me every six months to get used to having her teeth looked at. I’ll be starting Little Man’s dentist trips next year too.

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For me, my teeth have always been a problem area and something that I have worried about constantly. I don’t want the children to feel the same way and would rather instill them with good oral hygiene routines from a young age that they can then continue and build on for years to come.

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To celebrate National Smile Month in May, The Advanced Centre of Dentistry Yorkshire are giving away a gorgeous Tooth Fairy Pocket Bear to one lucky reader. To be in with a chance of winning just complete one or more entries on the Rafflecopter below – good luck!

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61 thoughts on “National Smile Month Giveaway!

  1. Try to clean your teeth at the same time as your child/children. Children love to imitate grownups so if you’re cleaning your teeth the likelihood is they will want to copy!

  2. Make it a regular routine, pleasant and sociable by making the event / task a shared one :- Such as adult/s brushing their own teeth alongside the child/ren. Making using character tooth brush/es, song/s, activities etc. Should remain a positive part of life ( Health Care / Personal Care).

  3. I tell them the tooth fairy visits children who brush there teeth every day and leaves them a little present from time to time so I have to keep little presents in. It works quite well.

  4. Regular Routine and our Dentist is very good and they love it when he praises them for having good teeth 🙂

  5. It’s a struggle getting my 2 year old to brush her teeth, so I’ll be trying some of these tips. I sometimes have success by singing the ABCs while she brushes.

  6. I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  7. my daughter luckily has no issues with teeth brushing, but I think that;s because it was made fun as a baby, we always made up songs to go along with it 🙂

  8. Having toothbrushes that appeal to them and telling them about how important keeping your teeth clean is. Obviously saying no to sweets and cakes if they don’t brush them is always a winner too 🙂 x

  9. we have a funny duck egg timer which we set for two minutes and then it goes quakers -the children love it!! and clean their teeth without a moan

  10. Let them listen to their fave song while brushing, the trick is stopping them singing at the same time. x

  11. do it together, we have a little timer as well so it goes off when we have brushed enough, it turns it into a fun game. Before you know it , it becomes a routine

  12. having a race between us who can clean them fastest, and the best, making it fun and a family affair

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