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Eight Tips to save your smile and your life


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Smile Health Dental Plans. I received information to facilitate today’s post as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. 


I’m smiling while I type this because it’s Friday! Not just any Friday, it’s the Friday that kicks off the long Memorial Day weekend; helps me celebrate another amazing year on this planet and kicks off summer around here! There are so many good reasons to smile today! Another reason I’m smiling is I’ve partnered with Smile Health Dental Plans to share their eight tips to save your smile and your life. Plus, because it’s Friday and I want you to smile too, I’m hosting a giveaway for a Your Smile Health = Your Body Health Care Kit below.


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Let’s see those Smiles:


We are a family of big smiles and big laughs. That’s just part of the Kinsman family dynamic and I love that about us. While our teeth might not be photo shoot pristine white, or perfectly straight, they are healthy and to me, a healthy smile is far more important than a perfect set of pearly whites. 


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Everyone knows it’s important to go to the dentist to have healthy teeth, gums and a winning smile, but did you know that the health of your mouth, affects every part of your body? It’s true. It’s not only what we put in our mouth that matters but how we take care of it that leads to a healthy heart, mind and body. 

Know the Benefits good oral hygiene:

Good oral health can limit your exposure to heart disease, stroke and memory loss. It’s so important to start taking care of your oral health early, so from birth on, I’ve instilled a healthy smile routine for my daughters, that is just second nature to them not that they are young ladies and far removed from needing to be reminded to brush and floss before bed time. One thing that never changes is the need to see a dentist regularly. Unfortunately, with the rising cost of health and dental insurance, seeing the dentist as often as we should can be cost-prohibitive. 
That’s why was happy to learn about Smile Dental Health plans and share them with you today.  The people at Smile Health Dental Plans know this and they have come up with one of the most simple and affordable Dental plans on the market today!

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If you are still in that stage of parenting where you are reminding your child about good oral hygiene habits, these eight tips are for you.


Eight Tips to Save your Smile and your Life:


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These are all fantastic tips and I like how Smile Health added helpful facts with each one. Please feel free to download this handy list and share it with your family. Maybe even tape it to your kid’s bathroom mirror or door as a subtle reminder to stop and take care of their smile!

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Two Tips from a Mom of Teens with healthy smiles:

  • Tip One for Sleepovers:


Kids say they will brush and floss when they go on sleepovers, but more often than not, they are super tired and either will do the very minimum needed to say they cleaned their teeth and gums, or they will just forget and go to sleep. My tip is make sure your child has a water bottle with them and get them in the habit of drinking water with each meal and discreetly swish water to help clean their teeth, gums and mouth of food and drink. 

  • Tip Two for Sweets:

Kids love sweets, especially candy, so instead of eliminating all candy from their diets, allow them a special treat of dark chocolate since it melts and can be rinsed off teeth fairly easily. Steer clear of “sticky” candies like gum, caramels and candy bars when possible. 



Win It:


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Thanks to today’s sponsor, Smile Health Dental Plans, one lucky reader will receive a Your Smile Health = Your Body Health Care Kit which includes:

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I really like how clean my mouth feels after using all of these products. Since the Vitality toothbrush floss action, my gums were a little sensitive on the first use, but quickly got used to it. 


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As always, I hope you’ve found these tips helpful and will share it across social media so that your friends and family will know of this resource and will be able to enter the giveaway too. Thank you!


From our family to yours, we wish you a happy, safe and fun Memorial Day weekend!



Please share in comments: Which tip did you find most helpful?


52 comments

Mami2jcn said...

I like the sleepover/water tip!

kellyr78 said...

I like the tongue cleaning tip.

Mom Knows Best said...

This would be great for my teeth. The dentist has reccommend that I use an electric toothbrush

Edye Nicole said...

All of them, but mainly tip number 3!

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MammaNatty said...

What a great and informative post! I love all the tips, especially the sleepover tip and to swish with water!

daisy said...

I appreciate all of the tips. We don't have dental insurance through an employer, so we appreciate the helpful information.

Shelly Peterson said...

Tip 5, cut down on the sweets.

Angela Saver said...

These are all great tips! The tip I found most helpful is tip 2 for sweets. Great idea to allow a special treat of dark chocolate & savor it.

NM said...

Out of all the tips, number 3 I can relate with. It's the only thing that is very effective for my teeth because I have acid reflux and it protects my teeth from shrinking and becoming any worse. I have to use a stronger prescribed type that is more than any normal toothpaste. Plus, for sensitivity, I have none. I do watch what I eat to avoid this acid, but fluoride is something that has really helped.

mnleona said...

I have an old version and would like a new one.

Lisa said...

I think swishing with water is a great tip.

craftyvegan said...

Tip #1 sip and then swish. I like it because it is something small and easy to do for your teeth health.

Luisa Enriquez said...

I'm going with the classic one, visit your dentist twice a year. When my dentist retired and I couldn't find a new one that I liked, I neglected to go for years. I have super-strong enamel and rarely get cavities, so I thought it wouldn't matter as long as I brush. I'll spare you the details, but I found out the hard way that brushing is not enough. Now I'm back to regular visits and no cavities, but will have to live with a crown forever.

Luisa Enriquez said...

PS - I already posted but forgot to mention my favorite dentist, since he practices in Nashville. It's Dr. James Pace at Belle Meade Family Dentistry. He's the one who restored my faith in dentists and got me over my fear. He's gentle and patient and really knows what he's doing. I went to him after years of not seeing a dentist after mine retired. He saw me on short notice when a molar cracked in half, and continued to give me great, absolutely painless care. Unfortunately, I don't live in Nashville any more, but I recommend him to everyone.

Bryan Vice said...

a lot of good tips thank you so much for sharing i didnt know half of this information

niborm said...

I need a new electric toothbrush. Mine just died.

Cindy P said...

Steering clear of sweets has been a tip that has made a difference for me.

Debbie Yoder said...

Always floss and cut down on sweets!

Karla R. said...

I love the tip about having kids swish water after meals to keep their teeth clean!

Courtney B said...

I like the sleeopvoer tip
thanks!

courtneebeth said...

I like the tip about cleaning the tongue!

courtneebeth said...

I like the tip about cleaning the tongue!

Darlene Carbajal said...

I like tip #7!

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J Renee W said...

I like the tip about setting a timer to two minutes.

tiffanynichole89 said...

Tip two, don't rush it brush it.

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Mami,
Thank you for sharing your favorite tip. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Kelly,
Cleaning your tongue does take a bit of getting used to so you don't gag, but it is worth the effort. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Tara,

Our dentist recommended electric toothbrushes for us as well. This is an affordable option I think you'll like. Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Edye,

That is a top tip for sure! Thanks for stopping by and entering.

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Luisa,

You've chosen one of the best tips there is! Simply going to the dentist regularly can help prevent future problems. Thank you for commenting with your testimonial about a local Nashville area dentist as well. I appreciate you! Good luck!

Linda A Kinsman said...

Hi Darlene,
Thanks for stopping by and entering! I appreciate you following on social media as well. Good luck!

Meghan said...

This would be very useful for me!

latanya t said...

I found the tip to cut back on sweets

bellagirl07 said...

One tip that I read on the pdf was to make sure you clean your tongue I have to do that better.
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Jeremy said...

Like the cut back on sweets tip.

kelly tupick said...

I like the tip about keeping a water bottle with them and swishing the water around after they eat.

Danamichele84 said...

I never really thought of swishing water throughout the day or even after I eat or drink....seems like a simple enough step. I will definitely use this tip!

Anonymous said...

Wow that was strange. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit
my comment didn't appear. Grrrr... well I'm not writing all that over again.
Anyways, just wanted to say wonderful blog!

kayla sheehan said...

Lots of great tips! The more water tip is important and you make a very good point about sleepovers and kids not brushing or doing the bare minimum.

susan1215 said...

I love the tip about swishing water after meals to keep teeth clean! This is something that can be done anywhere.

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the dark chocolate tip.

ae minx said...

I always try to swish.. but I can't seem to cut down on the sweets lol.. all good tips though

Kristen Patton said...

I like tip #7. Brushing your tongue is so important and many people forget that!

Anna Pry said...

Giving your tween a water bottle to take to a sleep over was a tip i never heard before. Definitley better than drinking soda all night and not brushing either.

cyndi br said...

Tip 7 cleaning your tongue.

Kelly Skibbe said...

Keeping your tongue clean is very important. It helps keep bad breath away and bad tastes out of your mouth.

Robin T said...

I like the tip to cut down on sweets.

starzine said...

Tip two for sweets.

ranadurham said...

i love a great toothbrush that can do above and beyond to clean my mouuth.