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Strategies for a Speedy Smile Routine

By Caroline Jacobson on March 31, 2015 in Kid's Health


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Chef. Chauffer. Teacher. Event Coordinator. Financial Planner. Personal Shopper.

What if we told you approximately 66% of Americans juggle all 6 of these jobs? Would you believe these individuals make a $0 per year salary? It's true, and you might even be one of them.

So, who are these remarkable, multi-tasking people?

Parents.

Moms and dads will do just about anything to ensure healthy, happy children. But with the constant appointments, practices and crazy schedules, it's hard to keep everything (and everyone) in line.

While it's fine to occasionally rush out the door without your cell phone, you should never leave the house without brushing your teeth. Tooth decay is nearly 100% preventable, which means the (healthy smile) ball is in your court.

When we get busy, we tend to be less organized. Here are some organization tips to ensure a smoother routine and a smile-filled family:

Repetition makes routine.

Make your brushing behaviors become a habit. Do everything in the same order. Wake-up, shower, get dressed, eat breakfast, BRUSH. Regardless of which order works for you, enjoy meals before you get your brush on.

Use a timesaving toothbrush.

Electric toothbrushes can be a time-saver for the whole family. They're a great choice for kids that have a hard time reaching all parts of their mouths. Many power brushes feature timers, so you get the best brush in the recommended 2 minutes. Do you or a family member get bored easily? Try a musical toothbrush.

Do it together.

Kill multiple birds with one stone – make brushing and flossing a family affair! If you can't do it together everyday, keep kids accountable with a brushing and flossing chart.

Keep everything in the same place.

Keep toiletries together in their respective bathroom. For example, don't store a hairbrush in the kitchen junk drawer (gross!). Your hairbrush is happier in its home – the bathroom. And your toothbrush is too.

Enough reading — get back to saving your family, supermoms and dads! Do you have any organization tips? Share them in the comments below!