In conversations about health, I find we speak about a myriad of topics however we rarely discuss oral health. That’s not good. Oral health is just as important as any other health topic. If our mouth is unhealthy then so is our body. In addition, oral care is especially important for people living with diabetes and children. We are working hard to teach Goo the importance of oral heath and she is already seeing a dentist regularly. The earlier we begin the better.
Speaking of children, it is very important for children with diabetes to see a dentist regularly because they are more likely to get gum disease than other children. It is also important that they brush twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. When they’re old enough they should also start to floss at least daily.
I headed to my local Walmart Neighborhood Market for a shopping trip.
Of course these caught my eye. The candy season is in full swing with Halloween right around the corner.
Then I went to check out the dental and floss section. The first step was to find my personal brand of toothpaste, Colgate. Oh and please believe I’m just not saying this for the shop. In my house we love Colgate Total. However, what girl child can turn these down?
Next month is American Diabetes Month and I decided to present a girl in my community with dental care products. She is only 7 years old and has Type 1 diabetes. I asked my neighbor, her mom, if it was okay if I gifted her with it and discuss oral care. Her mom was okay with it but wasn’t comfortable with me putting her face on the blog. I told her that was okay and I still wanted to give her the basket on behalf of Colgate’s goal of putting oral health prevention in the spotlight.
When she opened her bag she was smiling from ear-to-ear when she saw what was inside. I covered the bag in tissue paper so she had to open it all the way to see what was inside. Yes, I know I’m so mean. LOL!