Jun 092015

Teaching your children proper oral care is essential for a healthy life. Brushing and flossing their teeth is very important and should be done three times a day after every meal. Just a simple routine of brushing and flossing, in addition to regular dental checkups, can be enough in most cases to help prevent tooth decay, gum disease and bad breath. A balanced diet is also essential for your child to develop strong, resistant teeth. It is important that your children kids brush with a non-fluoride toothpaste (such as Dr. Sharp Natural Wild Berry Kids Toothpaste, which is free of fluoride, SLS, parabens, alcohol and gluen). Parents must read the warning label on generic toothpastes sold over the counter and avoid toothpastes with harsh warning labels like this one:
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Remember to pack nutritional lunches packed with vitamins and essential nutrients and remember to follow these simple oral care tips and techniques for optimal dental care.
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Tooth brushing tips and technique:

Here are a few tips to help you develop a good brushing routine:

  • Use soft or extra soft toothbrush when brushing your teeth. Small-headed toothbrushes are recommended since they can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth.
  • Brush three times a day (ideally after every main meal).
  • Proper brushing takes at least two minutes. Time yourself when doing your tooth brushing.
  • Use a gentle touch – it doesn’t take much pressure to remove the biofilm (bacterial plaque) from your teeth, and a forceful brushing could irritate your gums.
  • Electric toothbrushes can aid in applying an adequate amount of pressure when brushing, particularly for those who have difficulty doing it, who are wearing braces and who have limited manual dexterity.
  • Brushing your tongue gently can help remove bacteria that cause halitosis (bad breath) by using a tongue cleaner.
  • Toothbrushes should be replaced every 3 months since the bristles wear away.

Brushing technique:

  • Clean the outer surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth.
  • Clean the inner surfaces of your upper teeth, then your lower teeth.
  • Clean the chewing surfaces.
  • Place your brush at a slight angle toward the gums when brushing along the gum line.
  • Concentrate on cleaning all the surfaces of the teeth.
  • Make sure to brush your tongue.

The importance of flossing:

Cleaning between your teeth is every bit as important as brushing.

  • Since brushing can’t effectively clean between teeth, it’s important to use floss to get to those areas in order to mechanically remove the biofilm (bacterial plaque) that forms in between your teeth.
  • Flossing removes food particles and biofilm (bacterial plaque) between teeth that brushing misses. You should floss for your children beginning at age 4. By the time they reach age 8, most kids can begin flossing for themselves. (Source: American Dental Association)
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day.
  • As with brushing, use a gentle touch to avoid injuring your gum tissue.

For more information about brushing/flossing techniques visit the American Dental Association website www.ada.org.

These tips have been provided by Dr. Luciana Ravazzi (Prosthodontic Dentistry of South Florida)

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Giveaway Open to: Canadian and US Residents (must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.)
Giveaway ends: June 29, 2015 11:59 pm ET

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Good luck to all Mommies, Daddies, Grandparents and Friends!

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The MommiesFirst Team

Jun 032015

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It’s time for the Best In Baby Biz (& Kids) Spring / Summer Issue Giveaway! Now is the season of baby showers and new spring /summer products and we rounded up 56 top gifts for mom, baby and child. One lucky reader will win everything they see in the catalog section! View the BIBB Magazine Spring/Summer Issue here and to skip right to the catalog section on page 81 click here.

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Feb 092015

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Just because your little one may not be old enough to understand what Valentine’s Day is all about, many Mommies still enjoy spoiling their little ones with love anyhow! Last year, we shared a FREE PRINTABLE that you could add to a squeezable treat.

This year, we are featuring our Boogie Wipe Brand Partner with a special treat for your little one’s noses.

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It’s that time of year, when boogies can be flying all over the place! Why not treat your little one with a treat for their little nose?

  1. Purchase some Boogie Wipes.
  2. Print off the free Valentine’s Day printable below.
  3. Cut out your favourite tag and write a special note on the back for your little one.
  4. Attach the tag to your Boogie Wipes.

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Enjoy sharing your love on Valentine’s Day this year! In our world, it’s simply another day to give special attention to the ones we love!

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It is that time of year when many of us focus on the season of GIVING! This time, it is our turn to give to YOU in order to help you give to others!

We are offering our biggest subscription box sale of the year here at MommiesFirst!

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AND because we know that you are very busy, we have also created a FREE printable gift card that you can include under the tree for your friend or loved one!

We have given you three choices. To print, simply save the image to your computer and open it to print.
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We have partnered up with HealthGist to bring to you a chance to pamper yourself. As a Mom or Mom-to-be, we recognize that you work really hard to take care of your child(ren) and your family.

You deserve to be pampered once and a while too!

Don’t forget to take care of yourself! Healthgist offers you FREE information for how to take care of yourself and to stay as healthy as you can.

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Good luck to all Mommies, Daddies, Grandparents and Friends!

With Love and Care,
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