Making the Cooper Smiles Beautiful #BuildingSmiles

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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 148603_643356441838_46709311_35570089_4186758_nbutting 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.

  1. Brush at least twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, especially after eating breakfast and before bedtime.
  2. Floss every day.
  3. Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day.
  4. Visit your dentist regularly.
  5. 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.

I am a Showcase blogger for Colgate through the ever so awesome Collective Bias. All opinions are my own and not provided by Colgate.

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  1. Lol! We can all be like that as moms!

    Stopping by from the Time Travel Tuesday hop! Cute blog momma!

    ~Blessings!

  2. I obsess over my kids teeth too more than my own. I have never taken my son to a dentist and he’s already 4.5 yo. I seriously need to do it already. Thanks for the reminder!

  3. Stopping by from Time Travel Tuesday. I stumbled, followed and Google +1 you! My post is http://practicalfrugality.blogspot.com/2011/07/review-freedom-spray-mop.html

  4. Thanx for linking up to my Time Travel Tuesday, the more you share, tweet and tell a friend … the more fun it will be!
    Lovely to have you over, have a great week … and be sure to get your pic ready for Wordless Wednesday link up tomorrow :)
    Love – Nicole

  5. Hi came over from Nicole’s Time Travel Tuesday – what a beautiful photo and everyone’s teeth look sparkly but I know what you mean about looking after everyone else better than yourself. Fortunately for me I don’t have to clean my kangaroo joey’s teeth!

  6. I know I take better care of JDaniel’s teeth than I do my own.

    Stopping from Time Travel Tuesday.

  7. i think we all, as moms, take better care of our childrens EVERYTHING than we do our own, don’t you? lol

  8. I am in the same boat! My girls teeth are beautiful and mine aren’t getting near the care they need. Good for you for making a change!

  9. Stopping by from TTT. Thanks for sharing this. Love how you showed your daughter how teeth brushing can be fun. It was such a chore when I was young, and I hated it. It was something my parents MADE me do. Sounds you guys are starting off on a much more positive foot!

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