Encourage Your Patients to Celebrate National Brush Day

Dentistry Today


Kids across the country will get sacks full of sweet treats on Halloween. But all that sugar will give them more reasons to remember good brushing habits, and the dental community is ready to remind them with National Brush Day on November 1. 

National Brush Day aims to remind families that everyone should brush their teeth with a fluoride toothpaste for two minutes twice a day, every day. Dentists can join in the campaign by offering reminders on their social media with hashtags like #NatBrushDay and #2min2x.

“Correlate tooth brushing with eating candy,” said pediatric dentist Marvin H. Berman, DDS. “Establish the connection between enjoying sweets while at the same time practicing the good oral hygiene that will prevent cavities.”  

Practices that want to take promotion further can join in the National Brush Day Thunderclap, where supporters simultaneously promote the same message across all of their platforms. Sample posts, fact sheets, and logos for participant usage are available online too. 

Also, the Kids’ Healthy Mouths Campaign is inviting families to take pictures of themselves brushing together and entering the #Brushtime Selfie Contest. Chosen on November 1, winner will receive a Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures goodie bag. 

Once the sugar high has faded, families still need to practice good oral hygiene. To help kids keep brushing after the holiday, the Partnership for Healthy Mouths Healthy Lives offers online videos timed for two minutes that they could watch while they brush, helping the time fly by.

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