Let’s face it, kids are not always the best at tooth care and tooth brushing. Luckily most kids love tasty toothpaste flavors and getting to check items off a to-do list. Today I’ll share the easy (and natural) way I get my kiddos to be tooth care experts without reminders or nagging… it;s a free Printable Tooth Brushing Chart! A special thanks to Tom's of Maine for sponsoring this post.
Pick Natural Personal Care Products
If you’ve been reading Bren Did for long you know that I am very cautious about the personal care products our family uses. I make many of my own items and thoroughly research any purchases on the EWG database or the Think Dirty app before buying.
When purchasing toothpaste I look for products that do not contain:
- Artificial colors
- Artificial flavors
- Artificial fragrances
- Artificial preservatives
Tom's of Maine Toothpaste
Tom's of Maine® is a brand that our family has used for years. It rates well on the EWG scale and does not contain triclosan.
- According to the FDA, triclosan is a anti-bacterial agent that is found in many toothpaste brands. It can cause endocrine disruption and may alter hormone regulation.
Yuck! I do not want this substance entering the mouths of my loved ones!
Luckily, Tom's of Maine® comes in a variety of flavors (from mint to strawberry) that make it easy to get your family to use natural toothpaste!
I am thrilled that there is a fruity version, we have a mint hater at the Bren Did homestead. All the natural toothpastes we tried were labeled “too spicy” until we came upon Silly Strawberry®!
You can also feel good knowing that Tom's of Maine® toothpaste is made in the United States (Maine to be precise)! They do not use animal ingredients or animal testing.
Free Printable Tooth Brushing Chart
Once I solved the toothpaste problem I wanted an easy way to help my kids remember to brush their teeth… without continually being pestered and nagged. I developed a cute printable tooth brushing chart that I'm happy to share with your family.
Simply download the chart in the free printable library and place it in a 5×7 frame to create a dry erase tooth brushing reminder.
I have one for each of my kiddos near their toothbrushes. It reminds them to brush both morning and night. Wipe it clean each week for a “new” chart.
Free Tooth Brushing Punch Card
My printables don't end with a simple chart! I also created a punch card that helps with tooth brushing while traveling, on vacation, or even at school.
Kids can simply check off the sun and moon each day or use a hole punch for extra fun. Aren't they adorable in a travel case?
For best results print the chart and punch card on matte photo paper or cardstock. Trim to size and enjoy!
- Download the Free Tooth Brushing Chart PDF.
- Download the Free Tooth Brushing Punch Card PDF in the free printable library.
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