“Teach Me How to Brushy” Video Makes Brushing Teeth Fun for Kids
The Oregon Dental Association created a public service campaign encouraging oral health care for kids via the video “Teach Me How to Brushy.”
Set to the tune of Cali Swag District’s “Teach Me How to Dougie,” the new video is geared at parents to teach their kids the importance of regular brushing of teeth. In a statement to ABC News, Dr. Jill Price, Oregon Dental Association president-elect and one of the stars of the video, said “We wanted to create a fun, interactive tool parents can use to get their kids excited about good dental habits.”
Studies show that nearly 17 million children in the United States are not getting their yearly dental check-up and that an increasing number of preschoolers are showing up to dentist clinics with 10 or more cavities.
“The mouth is a major health center in the body; unhealthy mouths can lead to diabetes, heart issues, and worse. But rather than lecture parents and expect that lecture to reach their kids, we wanted to create a hub for good facts that families will actually want to check out,” Price noted.
The video, along with quick facts and FAQs regarding dental health for children, is featured on a Facebook page created by the Oregon Dental Association. It brings an appealing approach to the younger audience who are more likely to take their teeth for granted. Through the video, the association hopes to get more children adopt a better dental habits.Tags: dental care, dental health care, kids brushing teeth vi, oral health care for children, oral health for kids