National Brush Day November 1st!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Though we have successfully trained our children in remembering to brush their teeth before bedtime – we’re having a little difficulty in getting them to remember that they must also brush in the morning. Our reminders are met with sighs and drooping shoulders.

We’ve purchased fun mouthwash made just for children. They receive fun goody bags complete with floss, toothbrushes and toothpaste each time we visit the dentist. Yet, they aren’t always on board with this clean teeth campaign of ours. So, next Friday – November 1, 2013 – the kids will be participating with me in National Brush Day (NBD)!

This is the first year for National Brush Day and I’m hoping that we will be a part in making it a success – and I hope you’ll join us! When is National Brush Day? It’s November 1st! The day after Halloween! Makes perfect sense, right? My kids will have enjoyed several of their goodies garnered from a round of Trick or Treating the night before – and we will use National Brush Day as a reminder of why we need to brush consistently and remove the sticky, sugary goodness of the treats from our teeth. This is perfect timing to remind kids and parents about the importance of brushing for 2 minutes, twice a day – every day.

Please join me and my children in promoting the #2min2x message this November 1st! You can join us on Thunderclap to help us get this reminder out and across social media.

Thunderclap is a platform that syncs individuals’ social media accounts to release a blast of messaging at a set day and time, flooding social feeds for maximum exposure. From now through October 31st, we need as many people as possible to pledge a tweet and/or Facebook post of support. All it takes is one click! Thunderclap will then trigger everyone’s tweets and posts to be released simultaneously on National Brush Day at 12 Noon, creating a virtual flashmob of support.

Click here to sign up. Then please consider promoting the Thunderclap to everyone in your social networks.

Kids’ Healthy Mouths social media channels were also launched last week on Facebook and Twitter. Please help these communities grow by liking, following and sharing! Those three simple things can help a lot of kids!

The Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign was launched by the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives in August of 2012 in an effort to provide parents with simple ways to help improve their children’s oral health. Through a variety of resources, including Public Service Advertisements in both English and Spanish, the campaign aims to motivate parents to take action to help reduce their kids’ risk of oral disease by making sure their kids are brushing their teeth for two minutes, two times twice a day.