National Brush Day
National Brush Day on November 1st reminds us all to follow the American Dental Association’s guidelines. Sometimes the day is referred to as Brush Your Teeth Day.
The day follows Halloween, which traditionally is the single most significant day of candy consumption in the USA.The simple act of brushing your teeth twice daily for two minutes can have a substantial impact on cavity prevention. It also impacts a myriad of oral diseases such as gingivitis.
It’s important to encourage brushing after meals and especially after sugary snacks. Teach your children a two-minute song to hum while brushing their teeth. Some good tunes to learn are:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Row Row Your Boat
Wheels on the Bus
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalBrushDay
Spend some extra time explaining the importance of brushing your teeth to children.Replace your toothbrush.Use #NationalBrushDay when posting on social media.
NATIONAL BRUSH DAY HISTORY
The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives launched National Brush Day in 2013 as an extension of the Kids’ Healthy Mouths public service advertising (PSA). The coalition of more than 35 leading oral health organizations and the Ad Council began the campaign in August 2012. The observance is designed to remind and encourage parents to get their kids brushing their teeth for just two minutes, twice a day.