Protect your kids' teeth from the season of sweet treats.

Stop tooth decay.
Start brushing with your kids.

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Brush Together for Better Health and Bigger Smiles:

Brushing your teeth together as a family is a great habit.
Teach your kids that brushing is simple and fun.
So begin brushing your children’s teeth, and your teeth, together every day.

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Tips

Every parent finds that secret trick to getting kids to brush. Here are more tips than you can shake a toothbrush at – from parents like you.
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    Rachel

    I make the toothbrush say "knock, knock, knock, let me in" and my son smiles. Bingo - we're brushing!

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    Gordy

    Your kids may not like brushing but they do love to spit. Make it about spitting not brushing.

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    Robin

    Sing or hum a song with your little one while you brush together. My little guy can really get into the swing of it!

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    Caron

    We have a bubble making contest. My daughter will switch toothpastes just to get more bubbles. We brush until our mouths are bubble filled

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    Paula

    Kids should use soft bristled brushes because hard bristles hurt their gums.

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    Jess

    Get your kids a fun toothbrush that they can get excited about! Mine loves the Little Mermaid.

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    Hannah

    Start them young! They will be used to having their teeth brushed from an early age.

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    Carla

    Long brush strokes can scrape little mouths. Use short strokes.

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    Jess

    Tips for a stress-free toothbrushing routine http://www.ahaparenting.com/BlogRetrieve.aspx?BlogID=1590&PostID=291383

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What’s the problem
with sippy cups?

It sure seems like there’s nothing wrong with sippy cups. But that’s not true. They’re great for tap water, but keeping milk, juice, sports drinks, punch or soda in a sippy cup can lead to early tooth decay. Put only water in your child's sippy cup. Learn More.

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Brush together. Brush often.

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Dentists Can Help You Fight Tooth Decay

  • Did you know that your child should visit a dentist as soon as a first tooth appears, or just after your child’s first birthday? Visit the dentist regularly to help prevent painful tooth decay and teach your child great habits for healthy teeth.

  • In your community, resources are available to assist families like yours with dental health care. This leads to early detection and prevention of cavities.

Partners In The Effort to Eradicate Childhood Tooth Decay:

Brush with Me is a community effort to end painful tooth decay in Colorado children. To the partners who have joined with Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation in this effort, we thank you.

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