With the kids going back to school and lots of new routines developing in the household September is a brilliant time to think about making sure the children look after their teeth properly. Thats why Colgate consider it Oral Health Month and its an initiative which I heartily endorse.
I’m the tooth brushing gestapo in my household and my children’s teeth are doing reasonably well, no fillings, none fallen out so far and very little calculus. Lets hope it stays that way for a while!
The Colgate website is a really handy resource to remember if you are having dental issues in conjunction with Oral Health Month there is a special question and answer section here. Without going into detail i’ve been sucked into the website for over an hour and there is loads more information on there I’d like to read. Really quite fascinating stuff.
In order to celebrate Oral Health Month Colgate commissioned a survey of 2,000 parents with children aged 1-10, it showed that nearly one in ten parents reward their children for cleaning their teeth. This statistic was matched by getting ready for school on time and being well behaved at a friend’s house, while one in five give rewards for eating all their dinner and almost two in ten parents reward children for tidying their room. GUILTY as charged in this household, I decided very early on that I wasn’t the United Nations and that bribery was an acceptable means to an end.