Did you know that February is National Children’s Dental Health Month? And did you know that there are 7 foods that are actually bad for your child’s teeth, including those ultra popular fruit and veggie squeezeable pouches?
The fine folks at PeriClean have an awesome new brushless (yes, brushless) toothbrush which was developed by a New York periodontist with more than 35 years of professional practice, it’s designed to be gentle on children’s sensitive gums and teeth, making brushing sessions fuss free. And who doesn’t want that?
When teaching your kids the best way to brush their teeth, emphasize the importance of applying the right amount of pressure. Brushing too hard is not necessary to remove plaque (it’s actually as soft as yogurt!) and can ultimately result in gum damage and teeth sensitivity. PeriKids helps solve the problem of brushing too hard because its design and materials are made to be gentle on gums and teeth.
“Toothbrushes must be gentle on enamel and gums,” says Jack Gruber, D.D.S, founder of PeriClean. “Short bristles make it easier to keep germs from accumulating while long bristles tend to act as springs that want to straighten out, thereby putting more pressure than necessary to remove the soft plaque.”
Check out the differences between a regular toothbrush and the PeriKids’ toothbrush.
Unlike regular nylon bristles, PeriClean does not scrape off tooth enamel, which can lead to hypersensitivity. PeriKids, the PeriClean toothbrush designed specifically for children, is extra gentle on kid’s gums and teeth while still offering a thorough cleaning.
Unique Features of the PeriClean Ultra-Soft Children’s Toothbrush
- Made with FDA Approved Materials
- Excellent Softness and Flexibility
- Antibacterial Properties in Handle
- Made from High Tech Materials
- Very Strong and Lightweight
- Made in the USA
Wondering how to make brushing fun for your kids? Here are some great ideas from PeriClean.
Brush to the Beat
Play one of your kid’s favorite songs while they brush, and let them know that they can stop brushing when the music ends. Make this even more fun by letting them do a few very simple dance movies as they brush. You can let your kid pick out the song for their daily brushing routines or let the song be a surprise so they have something to look forward to. Or come up with your own silly song.
Rewards work. Tracking their progress and keeping score on their brushing habits can be just the incentive they need. This works equally well for kids who are just learning to brush their teeth and those who know how to but just don’t want to do it. Set up a chart, and keep track of your kid’s progress. Place a sticker on the chart for each successful tooth brushing session. Once your kid earns a certain number of stickers, give them a bigger reward, such as taking them out for ice cream, a special surprise visit from the tooth fairy or a special item they have been asking for. You can gradually do away with the reward chart as your child gets older and/or reaches their goal or even better, stops giving you a hard time about brushing.
A Brush with Greatness
Don’t just grab any toothbrush from a store shelf. Invest in one that provides the most comfort while brushing and leaves kids with a mouthful of teeth that feel extra clean. PeriClean’s patented design is a kid favorite. And you can be assured that the bristle-less brush will not damage tooth enamel or bother their gums. Since kids like to be involved, let them pick out the kind of kids’ toothpaste they want and their floss.
Play Follow the Leader
You’ve probably noticed that your kids like to imitate some of the things you do. You can use this to your advantage when it comes to making brushing fun for kids. Get your own toothbrush ready, and show them how to brush properly. Show them one step at a time, and give them a chance to mimic what you do. This provides them with the opportunity to learn how to brush their teeth by themselves, gives them some control and makes them feel a bit independent.
In celebration of February’s Children’s Dental Health Care month, PeriClean is giving me 20 PeriKids toothbrushes to give away to you (that’s a value of $13.95 each). Just enter in the rafflecopter widget below.
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