Did you know that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental related illness, resulting in parents losing 25 million work hours annually? Cavities and oral infections can cause severe pain and can increase a child’s risk for dental issues and poor health throughout their lives.
3 in 4 parents report that their kids sometimes or frequently forget to brush their teeth, according to a national survey just released by the Ad Council. In an effort to help parents better understand why ignoring dental health can have serious consequences, and educate families about good dental health habits, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives created the Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign to spread the importance of kids brushing their teeth for 2 minutes, 2 times a day. Other information and resources can be found here: 2min2x.org In support of this campaign, I am working with Bloggin’ Mamas to share this information to the public. Bloggin’ Mamas is offering a $100 Amazon gift card to help one lucky winner purchase items for their family to maintain good oral hygiene.
Check out one of the campaign PSA videos, which I am sure you’ll find amusing:
- Take the 2min2x Texting Program Challenge with your kids!
75% of kids forget to brush their teeth. Want to make sure your kids are in the healthy 25%? Join the free texting challenge and take part in a five-day family brushing challenge. You’ll get 2 texts per day for 5 days,and will also receive personalized tips and support. (http://2min2x.org/sms.asp😉 or text TOOTH to 97779 to join.
- Make brushing fun with the free Toothsavers App: http://2min2x.org/toothsavers/; The widely popular mobile app Toothsavers was updated with three new characters (Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, and Rabbit). Since its launch, more than 68,400 people have downloaded the app.
- Scholastic Partnership:Kids’ Healthy Mouths has partnered with Scholastic to continue to educate parents and teachers on the importance of brushing. Resources are available at Scholastic.com/healthyteeth; for caregivers and Scholastic.com/2min2x; for teachers where they can download lesson plans, activities, an oral health care book list, oral health care tips in English and Spanish, and a printable oral health poster.
Prize(s): 1 winner will receive one (1) $100 Amazon Gift card. We encourage the winner to use the gift card to purchase items that will aide in their oral healthcare regimen.
Number of Winners: 1
Giveaway Starts: 4/4/15 at 12:01am EST
Giveaway Ends: 4/17/15 at 11:59pm EST
Eligible: United States Residents ages 18+.
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