As parents, we can be fixated on our children’s bodily health and the germs they come into contact with, causing us to stress the importance of hand washing, but brushing their teeth is also just as important. With kids back in school and yearly pictures coming up, it is the perfect reminder to teach our kids about taking care of their teeth.

This post is sponsored by Colgate. Opinions are my own.

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Sadly, some families don’t have the resources or basic information they need in order to provide proper oral hygiene. While school photos should be a pleasant memory marking a child’s growth, it isn’t always a happy memory for those that can’t properly care for their teeth.

Colgate is stepping up to help communities promote better oral hygiene and give kids a healthier future.    

That’s why Colgate’s Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® has teamed up with the Kids In Need Foundation to help better equip families and educators with the resources they need to promote healthy habits and bright futures. Colgate has donated 25,000 Colgate® Kids toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes to the Kids In Need Foundation to initiate this incredible partnership, and they are looking for others to take the Pledge to encourage .

Teachers, parents and other community members are encouraged to take this pledge. The best part? Every pledge submitted will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win 500 Colgate® Kids toothpaste and toothbrush kits for their elementary school (you can check out the site for full details).  

Colgate also has a downloadable oral health curriculum to provide resources and ideas to encourage kids to keep on brushing. It provides adults with all they need to teach kids how to take care of their chompers through healthy habits.

By offering kids simple reminders such as brushing twice a day, flossing, limiting sweets and visiting the dentist, it will help instill the importance of caring for their teeth.

Colgate Bright Smiles

You can take it a step further by sharing a picture day photo of your kiddo or students on social media with the hashtags #BrightSmilesBrightFutures #promo on or before November 17, and Colgate will donate $1 to the Kids In Need Foundation.

This donation will help give necessary school supplies, including toothbrushes and toothpaste to those who need it most.** It is an amazing initiative to help care kids in need and offer them the chance at a brighter, healthier future. Take the Pledge today and start promoting good oral hygiene in your very own community.

**For every post shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn between October 16 and November 17, 2017using the hashtags #BrightSmilesBrightFutures #promo, Colgate will donate $1.00 to KINF, for a maximum donation of $25,000.  For more information about KINF, please visit www.KINF.org.

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