October is National Dental Hygiene Month and I’m so happy to team up with Plackers to help raise awareness of the importance of good oral hygiene. *Disclosure: I’m proud to be working with Plackers to help spread the word about dental health and hygiene. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at Plackers or with the appropriate manufacturers.*

I have to admit that getting my kids to brush their teeth can be challenging at times. I vividly remember chasing them around the house, toothbrush in hand, as toddlers trying to grab them to brush their teeth. Luckily now that they are 9 years old oral hygiene has become easier. I still do have a hard time getting them to understand the importance of not only brushing but also flossing too. How else would we keep those little teeth looking so great?!

This is why I love Plackers flossers so much! They have all kinds of products to choose from for the whole family, kids and adults included. Plackers has so many options to choose from.

There are flosser options for adults.

Children’s flossers in smoothie flavors. How fun! My kids love the flavor.

They even have convenient travel packs that you can throw in your purse for on-the-go use.

Here is a cute video from Dentavid.com to show kids the importance of flossing.

The American Dental Association recommends focusing on these 4 routines to maintain those pearly whites: brush, floss, rinse, and chew. Brushing should be done twice a day for 2 minutes with a toothbrush that is appropriately sized for your mouth. Follow brushing with flossing and rinsing.

Flossing with Plackers helps remove the plaque that can build up between the teeth where toothbrushes cannot reach. Flossing also helps maintain healthy gums.

Follow up flossing with a rinse that is appropriate for your age. There are many rinses out there. Make sure you choose one that is appropriate for you and your child.

Last, but not least, the American Dental Association recommends chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following a meal to help wash away food and debris. This obviously would not be appropriate for small children who might swallow the gum.