I’m participating in The Switch & Save Challenge, trying a variety of Arm & Hammer products and sharing my experiences with you!


We all know that regular brushing and flossing are imperative to good oral health.  I’ve been brushing with the Arm & Hammer Advance White Toothpaste for over a month now and I have to say…..my mouth is feeling and looking GREAT!

Nutrition and Oral Health

Choosing the right foods in your diet is another important aspect in having healthy teeth.  Eating a healthy diet may sound easy, but, fruits, milk, cereals, bread and even some vegetables contain sugars and starches. A balanced diet that provides adequate nutrition can help promote healthy teeth. Many nutrients, including vitamin C, vitamin D, calcium and others, are essential to oral health.

The foods that we eat come in contact with the germs and bacteria that live in our mouth. If you don’t brush, plaque accumulates on your teeth.  Plaque thrives on the starches and sugars. When plaque comes in contact with the sugars and starches, an acid is produced that attacks enamel on the teeth, and eventually causes decay. According to the American Dental Association, the acid attacks the teeth for 20 minutes or more.

Tips for Good Oral Health

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat a variety of healthy foods (think  five major food groups)
  • Limit snacking in between meals
  • Limit high sugar snacks and drinks
  • Brush at least twice a day
  • Floss Daily
  • Visit your dentist for regular check ups

Foods to limit or avoid

  • Sugary drinks and snacks (especially sticky and chewy)
  • Hard food (including ice) or food with pits (like olives and fruits)
  • Popcorn (especially kernels)
  • Coffee, tea and red wine (can stain teeth)

 A friendly reminder in the bathroom never hurts either! {wink}

Brush Your Teeth Free sign

Download and print your own 8″x 10″  You Don’t Have to Brush Your Teeth sign here.

(get it in other colors at 30 Handmade Days)

**for personal use only


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CONGRATS TO #60 Meghan

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This is a sponsored post for Church & Dwight Co., Inc, the maker of ARM & HAMMER branded products, who is paying me to try different products. Sign up for a free sample of Advance White Brilliant Sparkle Toothpaste. And then head over to The Switch & Save Challenge to keep up with all of the bloggers and enter to win $25,000