SHARE MORE TIME, SHARE MORE SMILES.
Helping Families Smile Healthier
Colgate has been celebrating Oral Health Month since 2012, always focusing on creating awareness of proper oral health habits to promote healthy smiles among Hispanic communities nationwide.
A collaboration that will make you smile
Once again this year Colgate is collaborating with the American Dental Association (ADA) to improve oral health outcomes among U.S. Hispanics, a large percentage of whom tend to experience poor dental conditions and difficulty in accessing oral health education1 . With our collaboration, Colgate and the ADA want to encourage them to begin and maintain proper daily oral care routines together as a family.
The time is now - Share More Time, Share More Smiles
Time is precious for parents with young children and busy lifestyles, but we know they care about how their habits impact their children. During June, Colgate and the ADA invite families nationwide to share our Oral Health Month video or a photo sharing time practicing good oral health habits via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+ using #TimeToSmile. For each share/like of the video content or image posted and tagged, Colgate will donate $1 to the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program.
ORAL CARE TIPS
ORAL CARE FOR CHILDREN
A healthy smile begins with good habits.
Make taking care of teeth fun for your children:
- Brush along with your children. Remember, a little more time together can make their smiles healthier!
- Let them choose their dental products. Colgate® Kids products for children ages 2+ feature popular characters – and some toothpastes have the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
- One last thing to keep in mind: There’s no such thing as “too young for oral care”. Children should have their first dental visit after their first tooth appears or before their first birthday. Be aware that they can develop cavities as soon as their baby teeth appear. Learn more here.
Children under six years old shouldn't use a fluoride rinse due to the chance of ingestion. Talk to your dentist.
For more information on Colgate® products, ask your oral health care professional or click here.
For more information on the ADA Seal of Acceptance, ask your oral health care professional or click here.
We invite you to spend more time exploring our website. Check out the Activities section for great ways to share more time and smiles with your children.
ORAL HEALTH FOR EVERYONE
Good oral hygiene can result in a mouth that looks healthy and smells good. This means:
- Your teeth are clean and free of leftover food.
- Gums are pink and do not hurt or bleed when you brush or floss.
- Bad breath is not a constant problem.
- A smile can last a lifetime – if you take care of it.
For more information, ask your oral health care professional or click to visit www.colgate.com
HOW TO BRUSH AND USE DENTAL FLOSS
How To Brush
Using a soft-bristled toothbrush, clean the outer surfaces of each tooth. (All toothbrushes with the ADA Seal of Acceptance have soft bristles.) Angle the brush along the outer gumline. Gently brush back and forth.
Brush the inside surface of each tooth, where plaque may accumulate most. Brush gently back and forth. Use the tip of the brush to clean behind each front tooth, both top and bottom. Then, brush the chewing surface of each tooth, gently brushing back and forth. Watch how.
You can also go the extra mile and brush your tongue, as some people feel it helps keep their breath fresh.
How To Floss
Use about 18” of floss, leaving an inch or two to work with.
Gently follow the curves of your teeth. Be sure to clean beneath the gumline, but avoid snapping the floss on the gums. Watch how.
7 STEPS TO A HEALTHY SMILE
- Brush your teeth and gums with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, for two minutes. Doing so at times like after breakfast and before bedtime can make it easy to remember.
- Visit the dentist regularly.
- Floss your teeth daily.
- Talk to your dentist about which rinse is best for you and members of your family.
- Limit the number of times you eat snacks each day, practice healthy eating, drink water with fluoride, and be careful not to eat too much sugar.
- Wear a mouthguard when playing sports.
- Ask your dentist about dental sealants, a thin protective coating on the chewing surface of your back teeth. They can help keep cavities from forming.
*No purchase required. Between June 1, 2017 and June, 30, 2017, Colgate-Palmolive will donate $1.00 to the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program for each share/like the video content and picture that is shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google+ with #TimetoSmile for a minimum donation of $10,000 and a maximum donation of $40,000.
HELP US DONATE
A little more time together can make their smiles healthier. Colgate and the American Dental Association invite you to share our Oral Health Month video or a picture of you and your children practicing your oral care routine. For every video or picture shared/liked Colgate will donate $1 to the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program.
*No purchase required. Between June 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017, Colgate-Palmolive will donate $1.00 to the ADA Foundation Give Kids A Smile program for each share/like of the video content or picture that is shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+ with #TimetoSmile with a minimum donation of $10,000 and a maximum donation of $40,000.