Halloween is an exciting time of the year for individuals of all ages. There are costumes, candy, fun, and plenty of frights to be had. Unfortunately, after all the fun is over, your kids may have some cavities brewing.

That’s why National Smile Day exists. This great holiday is all about encouraging proper dental care after the spooky holidays and snacks galore.

Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to get your kids involved and tips for how to make a basic task like brushing their teeth fun. After all, making oral health care engaging means your children are less likely to try to skip out on their daily brushing.

Your McAllen dentists at Heroes Dental have the info you need to get in on the fun this year.

What’s National Smile Day?

National Smile Day is celebrated on November 1st, the day right after Halloween. Since we spend the night snacking on our favorite sweets, the next day is dedicated to scrubbing all that sugar away.

If you’re looking for a fun way to reinforce oral hygiene, this is the perfect day. There are plenty of fun ideas that McAllen dentists recommend to keep your kid’s pearly whites sparkling.

Celebrating National Smile Day

National Smile Day provides parents with fun ideas on how to teach their children oral health care for life. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Some toothbrushes play a song for the two minutes required for proper brushing. Kids aren’t great at telling time or being patient, so brushing for the length of a song gives them a target to shoot for. You may also find ones that have lights to time brushing instead.
  • If you can’t find a toothbrush that shows your kids how long to brush, you can find a song on your own. Find one that’s around two minutes and play it while your kids brush their teeth. Using music to time tasks tends to help kids stay on track better than just saying a time. If that doesn’t work for your family, there are plenty of great ideas on the 2min2x website.
  • Competitive kids love a challenge, so set up a fun contest with a prize for your kids. You can get the whole family involved by tracking how long everyone brushes. Whoever does the best that week gets the prize. Just make sure your kids know the right way to brush their teeth.

Take Care of Your Kid’s Smile All Year With the McAllen Dentist at Heroes Dental

All the brushing and flossing in the world won’t keep your kid’s teeth healthy if you skip your twice-yearly dental checkups. Heroes Dental can take care of your kid’s smile with our friendly and reassuring staff.

We know how to calm any fears and help your kid take charge of their dental care.

Reach out and schedule your checkup today!

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