National Brush Day is observed in the United States on November 1, the day after Halloween, to reinforce the importance of children’s oral health and promote good tooth-brushing habits recommended by dental experts. This year’s theme is “Make National Brush Day a Family Affair”! How will you celebrate?
- Say goodbye to excess sugar and cavities by donating your extra Halloween candy. Many dentists’ offices, doctors’ offices, and even schools and gyms will take donations of your extra Halloween candy.
- Enjoy and share the Mouth Healthy brushing playlist.
- Create a Super Brushing Zone at your home.
- Color a “how to brush” sheet.
- Encourage your children to practice brushing on their favorite toy.
- Take a snap of your pearly whites and share on social media.
The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends brushing your teeth for two minutes twice a day for optimal oral health. Brushing your teeth is an important part of your everyday dental care routine. For a healthy mouth and smile:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush.
- The size and shape of your brush should fit your mouth allowing you to reach all areas easily.
- Replace your toothbrush every three or four months, or sooner if the bristles are frayed. A worn toothbrush won’t do a good job of cleaning your teeth.
- Make sure to use ADA-accepted fluoride toothpaste.
Join us in helping kids establish healthy brushing habits, not just on National Brush Day, but all year round!