This post was sponsored by Give Kids A Smile as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
I have four kids, and I can tell you honestly that it is not easy getting them to brush and floss their teeth like they are supposed to. I have to remind them morning and night to brush their teeth, and with my younger kids, I have to help them occasionally. While I do everything I can to make sure my kids have good oral care, I know that there are a lot of kids that don’t have the same benefits. There are many that don’t have dental insurance, or the opportunity to go to a dentist, or even own a toothbrush. This leads to tooth decay, which affects 42% of kids ages 2-11. The Give Kids A Smile program is the largest children’s oral health charitable program in the U.S., having served over 5.5 million children in need over the last 15 years. That is amazing. Over that time, there have been more than half million volunteers that have worked together and given their time and talents to provide oral health services like education, screening, preventive care, and dental treatment.
The Give Kids A Smile program helps so many. Learn how you can attend a local event, volunteer to help those in need, and/or donate to GKAS so that kids who need the help can receive it on their website at https://www.adafoundation.org/gkas. We do what we can to help those in our area and I think this is another great way to help and pay it forward. We should do whatever we can to make sure our kids have good oral health. It helps them be more confident as well as healthy and in return, they do better at school and home.
Here are 5 ways to help your kids have good oral health.
- Get each of your kids their own toothbrush and show them how to use it
- Make sure they brush morning and night for two minutes each time and help them floss if needed
- Visit a Dentist every 6 months for a regular checkup
- Don’t let them consume a lot of sugary, junk food
- Get their teeth sealed at the dentists to help seal out decay