National Brush Your Teeth Day!
Posted on Friday, November 01, 2013
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Your kid's teeth only need four of them.
Kids spend up to half their walking hours texting, watching TV, playing video games, and using the computer. Make sure they take the time to brush too! Brushing just two minutes, twice a day can help prevent painful dental problems. Oral disease causes kids to miss 51 million hours of school per year, and it causes their parents to miss 25 million hours of work per year.
Tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease. Dental decay is five times more common than asthma. More than 16 million children suffer from untreated tooth decay: 39% of children ages 5 to 11 have had a filling, 20% of children ages 5 to 11 have cavities that are not filled, 38% of parents with children ages 5 or younger report they don't regularly help or monitor their children while they brush, and 60% of parents report their children sometimes or frequently forget to brush.
Help your kids brush their teeth two minutes, two times a day for healthier teeth, fewer cavities, and better overall health!
For more information visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (www.aapd.org) or 2min2x.org.