Did You Own a Musical Toothbrush as a Child? February is Oral Children’s Health Month
Did you have a musical toothbrush? When I was young it was the perfect ploy for a toddler to brush their teeth L O N G E R. February is Oral Children's Month and I thought it would be a perfect way to introduce a piece of your childhood nostalgia to your kids or grandchildren. But, when I began my search for the musical toothbrush as I knew it, I was surprised at what I found!
My musical toothbrush had bells or some type of noise maker in the handle. I guess that was a simple solution for a young, simple mind. It may be a sign of the times, but today's musical toothbrushes are MUCH more complex. For instance, the Justin Beiber musical toothbrush.
I know how hard it is to get a child to brush their teeth after the initial fun wears off and it becomes a daily expected chore. Experts say dental decay is the most common chronic childhood disease and impacts 16.5 million children. It results in 51 million lost school hours and 25 million lost work hours. Brushing two minutes, twice a day, can help prevent dental decay. If a musical toothbrush helps (even if you're an adult and like Justin Bieber), get one and start getting rid of those sugar bugs!