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Thursday, February 12
Celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month with Xlear
Dental health is just as important as medical health. If your teeth and gums aren't healthy they can cause other problems that can be just as harmful to your body. That's why Xlear is working hard to help us keep our children's teeth in tip top shape. Each year, the American Dental Association recognizes February as National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. The theme for 2015 is “Defeat Monster Mouth,” which aims to demonstrate effective ways for kids to defeat plaque and maintain good oral health by brushing, flossing, rinsing and eating healthy snacks. Ever since my kids were old enough to brush on their own I've always made sure they always had everything they needed to keep their teeth clean. And I always make sure I don't allow them to eat tons of sugary foods and candy. If they get candy from a school party or someone for a holiday I just remind them to only eat a little at a time, and to make sure they brush good after eating it. I also try to provide them with alternatives to satisfy their sweet tooth like Sparx candies. They are like little sweet tarts, but they aren't bad for your teeth. So far it's worked pretty well, so I guess what I'm doing is working!
This year, Xlear is working to educate children and parents on the importance of incorporating healthier snacks and better oral care habits into their daily routine, but we need your help to spread the word! There are great snack options out there for families looking to practice better oral care, such as SparX Candy from the Xlear brand! These sweet but sugar-free candies are made with xylitol, which keeps bacteria from sticking to teeth and forming plaque! In fact, studies have proven that when combined with regular dental hygiene, regular use of xylitol gums, mints and candy can reduce dental cavities by as much as 80%! For your little ones that struggle with brushing, the delicious and all-natural Kid’s Spry Tooth Gel offers less mess than brushing with toothpaste, along with the great, proven dental benefits of xylitol!
Buy it: You can purchase these and other Xlear products on their website.