Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate the mothers in our lives. They are the ones who love us unconditionally, support us through thick and thin, and always know how to make us laugh. And while they may not always be the most patient when it comes to brushing our teeth, we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Funny Things that Happen When Moms Brush our Teeth
Ok, so it’s been awhile, but we can still remember those times mom grabbed us, our brothers, and sisters, and then put us through tooth brush torture.
Mothers have a special way of brushing our teeth:
- They always seem to get toothpaste in our eyes.
- They always make us brush for way longer than we want to.
- They always have a million different ways to get us to brush our teeth, even when we don’t want to.
- They always know how to make brushing our teeth fun or humorous, even when it’s not.
So this Mother’s Day, let’s all give our moms a big hug and a thank you for all the times they’ve brushed our teeth. And let’s promise to brush our teeth ourselves a little more often, just to make their lives a little easier.
Here are a few tips to help keep our mom’s teeth healthy.
Moms have to take care of their dental hygiene as well, and we can all return the favor of our childhood upbringings in ensuring moms don’t forget about their own personal responsibility for dental hygiene in their own lives.
- Take her to the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
- Encourage her to brush her teeth twice a day for two minutes each time.
- Remind her to floss her teeth once a day.
- Make sure she eats a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables.
- Help her avoid sugary drinks and snacks.
By following these tips, you can help your mom keep her teeth healthy for years to come. And that’s the best gift of all.
And if your family is expecting another member soon, remember to give your mom these valuable dental care and treatment tips during pregnancy by the American Dental Association.
10 Things Your Mother Would Tell You About Oral Health
Mothers are always full of wisdom, and that includes wisdom about oral health. Here are 10 things your mother would tell you about taking care of your teeth:
- Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. This is the most important thing you can do to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the front, back, and top.
- Floss your teeth once a day. Flossing removes plaque and food particles from between your teeth, where your toothbrush can’t reach. This helps to prevent cavities and gum disease.
- Use a fluoride toothpaste. Fluoride helps to strengthen your teeth and make them more resistant to cavities.
- See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. Your dentist can remove plaque and tartar buildup, and they can identify any potential problems early on.
- Avoid sugary drinks and snacks. Sugary foods and drinks are a major cause of cavities.
- Eat a healthy diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are good for your overall health, and they can also help to keep your teeth clean.
- Drink plenty of water. Water helps to wash away food particles and plaque from your teeth.
- Don’t smoke. Smoking can cause tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems.
- Get enough sleep. When you’re sleep-deprived, your body produces more of the stress hormone cortisol, which can damage your teeth and gums.
- Manage stress. Stress can contribute to a number of health problems, including tooth decay and gum disease. Find healthy ways to manage stress, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, or spending time with loved ones.
By following these tips, you can keep your teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime and keep your mom happy at the same time.