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Tweens and hygiene, it’s murky water and can be hard to navigate. Until they start to take personal responsibility for things like bathing and brushing teeth it falls on me to ensure my kids are taken care of. My oldest is 9 and we are well on our way to independence in lots of areas, she can shower by herself and while she almost always does a great job I still occasionally have to send her back in to finish rinsing out the conditioner. So now we have turned to her teeth and mouth.
Did you know that a recent national survey revealed the health of one’s mouth has a surprising and significant impact on how others perceive many aspects of one’s life – from opinions about success in relationships and career, to assumptions about overall health and hygiene.
Being a kid can be hard, kids are mean and will find any excuse to tease including bad breath. I want to help eliminate any extra issues or reasons kids can tease my daughter and that means tackling and eliminating bad breath now setting her up for life with god habits. The other night we had a nice long discussion about bad breath and how to avoid it. She is great about brushing her teeth but when I mentioned brushing her tongue and the roof of her mouth she seemed to be surprised by this information ( and this is not the first time we have discussed this). After a demonstration on proper brushing and a discussion on bad breath I am confident that my days of sniffing her breath are over (hurray)!
Most people would prefer having sweat stains or toilet paper stuck on their foot over bad breath when meeting someone new .
While romantic relationships are way off in the future, friendships can be ruined by bad breath too. It’s my job to help my girls succeed in life and that means taking care of their mouths too.
Brushing your teeth alone misses 75% of your mouth, leaving millions of germs behind. Left untreated, these germs can lead to oral care issues such as plaque and gingivitis.
So our next step was discussing mouthwash, she has been using mouthwash for awhile now but I am not sure that she is doing it effectively. After practicing swishing and spitting she is now a pro and I am confident she can take over her oral health care for herself.
All of these lessons in taking care of your mouth and teeth apply to all ages. Are you rinsing every day with mouthwash? Even if you have great teeth you should be rinsing and flossing daily. I love using LISTERINE® Antiseptic to keep my mouth healthy and my teeth and gums strong well into old age.
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