Having recently spent way too much money on dental care, my teeth are now my main priority when it comes to taking care of myself. I am trying to instill those same values in my girls by teaching them early on the importance of good oral hygiene. It’s really pretty simple and will only take about 4 minutes out of your day.
Did you know that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental related illness, resulting in parents losing 25 million work hours annually? Cavities and oral infections can cause severe pain and can increase a child’s risk for dental issues and poor health throughout their lives.
3 in 4 parents report that their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth, according to a national survey just released by the Ad Council. In an effort to help parents better understand why ignoring dental health can have serious consequences, and educate families about good dental health habits, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives created the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign to spread the importance of kids brushing their teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day. Other information and resources can be found here: 2min2x.org In support of this campaign, I am working with Bloggin’ Mamas to share this information to the public. Bloggin’ Mamas is offering a $100 Amazon gift card to help one lucky winner purchase items for their family to maintain good oral hygiene.
Check out one of the campaign PSA videos, which I am sure you’ll find amusing:
- Take the 2min2x Texting Program Challenge with your kids! 75% of kids forget to brush their teeth. Want to make sure your kids are in the healthy 25%? Join the free texting challenge and take part in a five-day family brushing challenge. You’ll get 2 texts per day for 5 days,and will also receive personalized tips and support. http://2min2x.org/sms.asp
- Make brushing fun with the free Toothsavers App: Toothsavers was updated with three new characters (Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and Rabbit). Since its launch, more than 68,400 people have downloaded the app. http://2min2x.org/toothsavers
- Scholastic Partnership: Kids’ Healthy Mouths has partnered with Scholastic to continue to educate parents and teachers on the importance of brushing. Resources are available at http://scholastic.com/healthyteethScholastic.com/2min2x
Win it with 2Min2X!
One lucky reader will have the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. The Kids Healthy Mouth giveaway starts on 4/4/15 and runs through 4/17/15. You must be at least 18 years of age and be a resident of the United States to win. If you decide to use your gift card to purchase items that will aide in your oral healthcare regimen please be sure to share pictures with us on social media using hashtag #BlogginMamas so that we can share it! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below for your chance to win.
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