At the last dental visit, all four kids left with no cavities and raving words from the dentist in all categories except one. Flossing. While they all brush really well, they slack on flossing. Obviously, I haven’t been staying on top of it and reminding them either. Mom fail. So, I picked up DenTek® flossing essentials at everyday low prices at Walmart and we joined the DenTek® 30 Day Family Floss Challenge!
How DenTek® 30 Day Family Floss Challenge Helped Us
DenTek® is hosting the 30 Day Family Floss Challenge from January 2nd – 30th and it’s a great way to kickstart those healthy flossing habits. Plus, there’s a chance to win prizes while doing something good for your dental health! Not gonna lie, the fact that we can win things like Visa Gift Cards and movie tickets got my kids excited for something I was forcing them to do.
(No purchase necessary to participate or win. Visit dentekchallenge.com for official rules and more info.)
The Family Floss Challenge Made Flossing Fun
The twins were actually most excited about the fruity flavored DenTek® Kids Fun Flossers I brought home for them. They actually looked forward to flossing their teeth because of those things! “Get the fun flossers for our food bugs mom,” they yell at me from the bathroom. If you need help getting your child to floss, easy-to-grip DenTek® Fun Flossers at Walmart are an instant way to make it more fun and enjoyable. Designed for child-size hands so they can easily remove food and plaque by themselves, with adult supervision of course.
The Family Floss Challenge Made It A Habit
My husband is one that I didn’t have to encourage at all since he uses DenTek® Triple Clean Floss Picks on a daily basis already. He is hands down the best about flossing in our house so the 30 Day Family Floss Challenge was right up his alley! Finally, a habit for him is now a habit for everyone in the house and the calendar tool from DenTekChallenge.com helped make that happen. While my husband has been using floss picks for a while, I’d actually never used them before the challenge. Have you used DenTek® Triple Clean Floss Picks before? After using them for the last 30 days I now see why my husband likes them so much. You get 3 times the cleaning action with one textured floss pick while it scrubs between tight teeth, stimulates gums, and removes food and plaque. One thing my husband really likes is that it’s a strong floss guaranteed not to break. Probably because he doesn’t have dainty fingers and he has tight teeth.
The Family Floss Challenge Made Us Smile More
When you work hard on keeping your teeth healthy, you’ll find yourself smiling more. At least that’s what I noticed about my family. They’re proud to show off those freshly flossed teeth and the twins often ask you to look at their clean teeth. I’ll keep looking if it means keeping this habit up. It’s never too early or too late to start building healthy habits and the benefits built over just the 30 days of flossing! If you find yourself in my shoes, leaving a dental visit with a reminder that the kids need to floss more, here are some tips:
- Talk to them about the importance of flossing.
- Show them how to floss.
- Let them see you flossing.
- Visit your local Walmart to pick up your DenTek® flossing essentials at everyday low prices and keep them handy where the kids brush and floss.
- Start a 30 Day Family Floss Challenge to help make it a habit.
- Hang a flossing calendar in the bathroom or on the fridge for kids to keep track.