In anticipation of Halloween, families are carving pumpkins, children are picking the perfect costume and the store aisles are filled with bags of candy waiting to be purchased for the big night.
Simultaneously, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives are prepping for the first ever National Brush Day on November 1 — the day after Halloween. It’s a perfect time to reinforce good habits for healthy teeth after a night of children eating lots of sticky sweets.
Dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease in America. But less than half of children currently brush their teeth as often or as long as dental health experts recommend.
National Brush Day is an extension of the Kids’ Healthy Mouths public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to supply parents with simple ways to get their kids brushing their teeth for just two minutes, twice a day, which can significantly reduce their risk of oral pain and dental decay.
Spread the word about National Brush Day! Here’s how you can help:
· Click National Brush Day Thunderclap to send out a synchronized message to your Facebook or Twitter followers on National Brush Day.
· Share National Brush Day graphics on your website, blog, or other promotional channels in advance of November 1.