I hate that I’m about to admit this but I take better care of my daughters teeth than I do my own teeth. Don’t even get me started on my Husbands teeth. JaMonkey recently help him purchase two new front ones by head butting him and breaking one in half. But it did make his smile nicer so maybe it was a good thing. But I spent plenty of time every morning and evening brushing ever corner and then flossing every tooth in her mouth so that she knows its important. My parents spent lots of money to get my teeth strait now I need to make sure they get proper cleaning. Come to think of it I don’t remember the last time I went to the dentist for a cleaning. Opps. I probably should switch to the Monkey see monkey do method and brush my teeth with her and then I’ll be killing two birds with one stone but Hubby and I actually alternate nights.
Even though I waited way to long to take JaMonkey to the Dentist she has really great teeth. I remember while I was growing up and baby sister had a friend the same age as her. I watched them grow up together and I remember when his baby teeth turned black up front and then fell out early. It was really sad. It’s nice having a child that likes having her teeth brushed. Which hasn’t always been the case, she used to lock her jaw shut and we couldn’t get it there.Couldn’t pry it open with a crowbar tight. I didn’t know what to do so we started showing her how fun brushing your teeth can be and she finally caught on.
Now it’s her favorite thing to do. MOMMY I can’t go to bed, I need to brush my teeth first. That’s music to a Mothers ears! But like I said it took some convincing. It probably also helps that her daycare is in the same parking lot as a dentist office, so they take “field trips” to the office every so often for a quick refresh of keeping their smiles shiny and beautiful.
Now if I could just get my husband doing it. He brushes for like a second. I sing two songs when I brush.
Colgate has a simple list for good Family Oral Care.
- Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.
- Floss every day.
- Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
They even have pictures you can show your child the proper ways to brush and floss.
- Don’t miss the great tour they are doing across America, The Colgate Building Smiles Together Tour.
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