This post is sponsored by Orajel™
I am kind of a fanatic when it comes to my teeth. I never miss a cleaning and I probably would go every month if I had the time. So naturally I am strict with the rest of my family, too. As soon as each child was old enough, we were already making regular dental appointments for them. We all go twice a year for routine check ups and cleanings. It’s so important to set the foundation now for my children and to get in a good routine to maintain healthy teeth while they are still young.
Starting from infancy most parents implement a routine for bedtime that included bath, books, songs and bed. When my kids were toddlers it was easy to make brushing a part of their bedtime and morning routines because they were so dependent on me…but as they got a little older I really had to focus on making brushing something they took pride in and enjoyed. Even though the kids know that in the morning brushing your teeth and washing your face is part of a fresh start for the day, and brushing before bedtime routine, it can still be a bit of a challenge. The key for us is to make brushing fun and Orajel™ does just that.
Orajel™ has amazing new flavors for both the Fluoride-Free Training Toothpaste and the Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste. Orajel™ helps to protect against cavities to keep young teeth and gums healthy while strengthening their teeth. They just came out with new and cool characters so each kid can have their own personal combo. Gemma is obsessed with the My Little Pony toothpaste, while Siella naturally loves the Paw Patrol collection and Ryder, of course, is a Spider Man guy! They love the fact that now they have their own personalized characters, and are really digging the new flavors like Fruity Fun, Berry Blast, and Bubble Berry! Orajel™ also makes matching toothbrushes that have colored bristle guides to show the kids where to position the toothbrush.
I’ve learned some useful tips on Orajel’s website too. Once your kids graduate from the training toothpaste and understand the whole concept of brushing they are ready for the next step, so now my kids use the Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste. I love watching them crowd around the sink brushing and rinsing and checking out their teeth—it is such a fun family activity. I still of course go over Gemma’s teeth each day making sure she doesn’t miss anything. Now that we have brushing our teeth down, my next step is figuring out how to get everyone out the door on time in the morning.