So today kicks off, Give Kids a Smile. With Valentine’s Day around the corner; smile. As a charitable organization; the ADA Foundation wants to make a difference in oral health.
First and foremost, the ADA foundation wants to help improve oral health by support, research and education. Because many kids enter school with teeth issues; this organization wants to make a difference. In the same way, the ADA program helps individual dentists.
Also, the ADA provides assistance to dental students as well as oral health care for those in need. Indeed, a healthy mouth and teeth are important to our kids wellness.
Give Kids a Smile
No doubt, a cavity can do a lot of harm to your teeth. Many children have tooth decay as early as Kindergarten age. This month, Give Kids a Smile is celebrating their 16th year. So, let’s fight tooth decay and give your kids a reason to smile.
Parents Can Help Give Kids a Smile
Of course, parents can help kids brings a smile as they grow into teens and adulthood. So, you may wonder how you can make a difference. Well, this is simple. Make sure your kids are brushing their teeth at least twice a day. Also, make sure your kids are flossing as well.
As a parent, you can turn brushing your teeth into a fun activity. Although you may be busy; it is important to get your kids in the habit. Since most kids may forget to brush their teeth; you can get creative in preventing this from happening. For some creative ways; you can turn on their favorite song. When a kid is listening to their favorite tune; they can be-bop to the beat while brushing their teeth.
Another way to inspire your kids to brush their teeth is to let them go shopping with you for toothpaste and a fun toothbrush.
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