PLANTATION, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To honor February as National Children’s Dental Health Month, DentalPlans.com, a leading online marketplace for dental and health savings plans in the U.S., is sharing five simple ways to celebrate dental milestones, sure to help any child start their dental hygiene journey on the right foot.
“As a parent, I’ve learned never to start traditions that you can’t maintain. Celebrating milestones with simple traditions, like the tooth fairy or visiting a kid-friendly dentist, is key,” says Jenn Stoll, Chief Commercial Officer at DentalPlans.com. “Traditions are a great way to establish learning-moments around dental health and hygiene, too. Just keep it simple and fun.”
Here are five ideas for smile-worthy traditions:
Family Activity – Everyone knows of the magical fairy that transforms a scary tooth-losing experience into a fun and anticipated event. But if you’re not a fan of fairies, have kids choose a family activity to do each time a tooth is lost. This can also save you some cash!
New Toothbrush – Encourage kids to pick out their own toothbrush every three months (or sooner, remember to replace toothbrushes after every illness). Making a happy event out of this chore reinforces how important it is to brush your teeth.
Choose Their Flavor – Letting kids choose their own toothpaste gives you a chance to explain the benefits of toothpaste ingredients, and the importance of reading labels.
Music While They Brush – Teeth should be brushed twice a day for two minutes. Create a playlist with two-minute songs that your children enjoy and let them choose a song each time they step up to the sink.
Post-Checkup Treat – No, not a sweet treat like candy! Instead, choose something unique to your child, like watching their favorite movie or getting some new stickers for their collection. Make those every-six-months dental checkups something to anticipate!
If you’ve had to skip dental visits due to budget concerns, consider an affordable alternative to traditional dental insurance, such as a dental savings plan. Plan members can save 10%-60% on dental care, and while insurance has annual maximums, deductibles and waiting periods, dental savings plans do not. Visit www.dentalplans.com to learn more.
DentalPlans.com, founded in 1999, is a leading dental and health savings online marketplace in the U.S., helping more than a million people to affordably access quality healthcare services. Our mission is to empower consumers with the tools, information, and services that they need to live happier, healthier lives. www.dentalplans.com.