Teaching Your Kids About The Importance Of A Smile

health, tips and tricks, parenting 101, children health, oral hygieneAs a mother you want the best for your kids. You want them never to go without and you want them to grow up with friends and family surrounding them. A mother wants her children to be strong and healthy and yes, a mother wants her kids to be happy. But what about that smile that is one ‘symptom’ of a happy, healthy child? Have you taught your kids about the importance of a smile?

A Genuine Smile Is Worth a Thousand Words

You have heard the old cliché that a picture is worth a thousand words but the same holds true of a beautiful, picture-perfect smile. Think about your day to day encounters with people as an adult. When meeting someone for the first time, don’t you trust someone more easily and gravitate towards them if they display a genuine smile? A smile indicates warmth and receptivity in the other person so if you can teach your kids how to flash the biggest, most sincere smile when meeting people, you would have taught them the first step in making new friends.

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Health + Wellness: 6 Oral Care Myths Busted + Tips On How To Care For Our Pearly Whites

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Developing good oral habits early on in life is crucial for every child, as the good health of their milk teeth will pave the way for healthy permanent teeth. It is both challenging and frustrating as teaching our little ones good oral habits can really be quite tricky. My little man, for instance, would have a number of alibis before going to the bathroom to brush his teeth, and now that we have established a regular routine, the trick lies in making sure he cleans his chompers thoroughly and completely so we can prevent toothaches and tooth decay.

Recent survey shows that 9 out of 10 Grade 1 public school students aged 6 years old in the Philippines have cavities and that our country is far behind other Western Pacific Region countries in terms of oral health. The 2 most commn oral health problems plaguing us are dental caries and periodontal diseases, which can be avoided by improving oral health conditions among pre-school children and inculcating a positive oral health behavior to children entering school age. It would also prove to be helpful if we rely on reputable dental clinics like Comprehensive Family Dental for all our dental concerns. 

Oral Care Myths Busted!

Before going through the tips that would help us care for our pearly whites better let us first bust a number oral care myths.

Myth #1: It is best to rinse with a non-alcoholic based mouthwash immediately after brushing.

Busted: Fluoride in your toothpaste will be washed away if you do that it is best to allow 30 minutes to pass before rinsing with a mouthwash. It is true, though, that you should use a non-alcoholic based mouthwash. It is also recommended to rinse with a mouthwash before brushing to soften plaque and loosed particles between teeth.

Myth #2: The acidity of your food or drink must be considered before brushing your teeth.

Busted: Because of the acidic nature of the food you ate or juice/cola you drink, the outermost portion of the tooth is porous during this time and immediate brushing can cause enamel abrasions exposing the dentin causing tooth sensitivity.

Myth 3: Tooth stains are only caused by external factors.

Busted: There are 2 kinds of  tooth stains ~ intrinsic and extrinsic. The extrinsic stains are those that appear on the surface of the teeth as a result of exposure to dark-colored beverages, foods and tobacco, and routine wear and tear. Superficial intrinsic stains, on the other hand, are minor and can be removed with brushing and prophylactic dental cleaning. Stubborn intrinsic stains can be removed with more involved efforts, like teeth bleaching. Persistent extrinsic stains can penetrate into the dentin and become ingrained if they are not dealt with early. Intrinsic stains are those that form on the interior of teeth. Intrinsic stains result from trauma, aging, exposure to minerals {like tetracycline} during tooth formation and/or excessive ingestion of fluoride. 

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Mumwrites + Smile Brilliant! Professional Teeth Whitening System Giveaway {Open Worldwide}

I was contacted by Smile Brilliant awhile back to feature a review of their Professional Teeth Whitening System on the blog and while I am in the process of waiting for my Teeth Whitening trays to finally give their product a road test, I decided to hold this giveaway first, so that one lucky mum will also get a chance to experience the benefits of this award-winning product, and also because Mother’s Day is here!  🙂

Smile Brilliant Professional Teeth Whitening System in a nutshell

Teeth whitening can be quite a nasty business and even when we might be born with a perfect set of gleaming pearly whites, years of drinking coffee and other dark beverages that leave unsightly stain on our teeth over the years, among other factors make it very difficult to keep those teeth shiny white. This is most probably the main reasons why there are many teeth whitening products available in the market today. Each promising to bring back the shine and the white in our teeth. Among these products are whitening strips, whitening pens and lights, and in-office power bleaching.

Of course, not all teeth whitening products are created equal. Some might just be priced too steep for our budget to afford, others might give discomfort during application that might put us off and decide against continuing the use of the product. And then, there are some others that are entirely ineffective at all!

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Smile Brilliant! Personal Teeth Whitening stands out among the current teeth whitening products in the market as they offer a very convenient, not to mention more affordable way, to whiten those stained teeth. And there is no need to endure long hours of embarrassment wearing those contraptions in your mouth even while you are out in public or going through the trouble of visiting your dentist every too often. With Smile Brilliant! Professional Teeth Whitening System you can whiten your teeth in the comfort and convenience of home without having to be disrupted from your day-to-day activities as you only have to wear the teeth whitening trays for several hours. These trays were also custom-fitted to give any user utmost comfort while aiming to get whiter teeth and a more brilliant smile.

You may also read different reviews and testimonials on Smile Brilliant! Personal Teeth Whitening System for more details.

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