Brighter, Whiter Smiles for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight

National Oral Health Care month acts as the perfect annual reminder that it’s important to pay special attention to our teeth and our overall oral hygiene, which can have a tremendous impact on our overall health. Did you know that poor oral health can lead to gum disease, which left untreated can lead to the loss of teeth… do I need to go on?

To get you started on the path towards a brighter, whiter smile, I suggest the following tips:

For the kids

Children often look at mom and dad as role models, so make sure you lead by example and talk to them about the importance of taking care of their teeth and gums!

  • Suggest using a timer or a song to ensure that the kiddies are brushing for as long as they’re supposed to. You can even make it a family activity by doing it all together.
  • Give your kiddos a bonus for brushing. A sticker chart that keeps track of their brushing habits is a great way to give them an incentive to brush.
  • Introduce a toothpaste and brush that features one of your kids favourite characters – such as the Orajel™ Spiderman™ and My Little Pony™ Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste and the Kids Spinbrush™ My Little Pony™ Battery Toothbrush. It keeps things exciting while practicing healthy habits!

For adults

Make sure you’re brushing and flossing at least twice a day to achieve optimal oral health. If your dentist recommends a follow up with an orthodontist, make and keep your appointment. While it may seem intimidating to see a specialist, your problem could be solved with something as simple as clear aligners.
  • The Canadian Dental Association recommends replacing your toothbrush or toothbrush head every three months or sooner if it becomes worn, for an optimal clean.
  • Use a battery-powered toothbrush with sonic pulsating action.  For example, the new

Arm & Hammer™ Sonic Pulse Battery Toothbrush is clinically proven to remove 2X more plaque versus a manual toothbrush. This toothbrush has a slim, ergonomic handle, and comes with a replaceable head and battery!

  • If you can’t resist desserts and candy, pay attention! Foods that contains a lot of sugar can stain your teeth and soften tooth enamel. I recommend Arm & Hammer™ Truly Radiant™ Clean & Fresh™ Toothpaste for enamel safe whitening and lasting freshness plus it prevents tartar build up!

This month make it your goal to wear a smile you’re proud of. How are you practicing good oral health habits?

Brighter, Whiter Smiles for the Whole Family

This post is part of the Church & Dwight ambassador program. All opinions are my own 


  1. When our kids were little their grandparents bought them toothbrushes that played an annoying song…to time their brushing. As much as we laughed at the silly song, I thought certainly served a useful purpose!

  2. My girls have toothbrushes that light up like lightsabers and blink for one minute on top, then one minute on the bottom. They’re a bit pricey, but worth it to help them brush properly. 🙂

  3. Oral health habits are super important – it’s incredible the impact having a healthy mouth has on our overall bodies. We make brushing, flossing and rinsing a priority to keep our smiles happy and healthy.

  4. That is my favourite toothbrush. I use this one here and so does my husband. I love how clean it gets my teeth. The toothpaste is great too. Oral dental health is important.

  5. lncleslie says

    I wish I had listened to mom and taken better care of my teeth because I am paying for it now!

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