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February 2017
When it comes to heart health, one of the most important tasks may also be the least obvious - Flossing.
Flossing not only helps to maintain oral hygiene, but research from the American Dental Association suggests a link between gum disease and heart disease. In celebration of National Children’s Dental Health month, we have some tips to help your children develop a flossing routine:
Set Goals 

Create a simple grid that covers a week and tape it to the bathroom mirror. Let your child pick out stickers they like and hang them up next to the chart. Decide on a simple (non-sugary) privilege or treat your child will earn if they do a good job filling in the sticker chart each time they brush and floss properly.

Make It Fun 
There are plenty of novelty toothbrushes, floss holders, flavored toothpastes, and other accessory options you can experiment with to make the whole experience more engaging and enjoyable. Sometimes, all it takes to get a young child interested in brushing and flossing regularly is for them to see you doing it and enjoying it.
Turn to Apps for Fun Learning Opportunities 
Consider downloading the free Toothsavers or Chomper Chums applications to encourage little ones to brush their teeth and teach them about oral hygiene.
Regular daily care of your teeth and gums will prevent problems in the future and leave you with lower dental bills. Check out Blue365 Deals for Dental Solutions by DenteMax, smart toothbrushes, teeth whitening products, and more to promote a brighter smile and healthy oral hygiene.
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