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Harvest a Healthy Smile with ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse

I was compensated by ACT for my time on this sponsored post but all opinions are my own.

Did you know that a child’s teeth are at risk of decay when they first appear? According to the  American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood disease, and yet it is easily preventable. Cavities form when bacteria produce acid on the teeth as they metabolize sugars. Prevention begins with good oral hygiene, but as a mom, I know better that getting kids to maintain a good oral care routine can be a challenge! As we move into the candy and treat filled season ahead, check out these tips to harvest a healthy smile!

Harvest a Healthy Smile with ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse

Harvest a Healthy Smile with ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse

  1. Introduce proper oral hygiene habits early! Cleaning an infant’s gums with a damp washcloth helps get them ready for brushing their teeth!
  1. Brush at least twice daily, after breakfast and at bedtime. Set a timer, for two minutes, to help them learn to brush long enough. Help them until they are able to do it proficiently on their own. Avoid rinsing with water after tooth brushing because it will wash away the fluoride and reduce its benefits.
  2. Once they are 6+ years old and able to swish and spit, introduce mouthwash that has fluoride, like ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse. ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse was ranked as the #1 recommended children’s mouthwash by pharmacists in the 2016 OTC Guide from Pharmacy Times.ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse Helps Kids Harvest a Healthy Smile
  3. Floss daily as soon as teeth start to touch each other!
  4. Regular dental visits. Generally speaking, kids should see the dentist at least every six months.
  5. Limit starches and sugars in their diet. Fruit snacks, juices, candy, and other sugary items should be limited to occasional treats only.

Did you know that poor oral hygiene habits can contribute to more serious health problems? It’s true! The Mayo Clinic suggests that poor dental habits can contribute to cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and may also factor into other health problems. Good dental habits is more important than many even realize!

To help your kiddo harvest a healthy smile this season, I’ve partnered with ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse to give away an “Anticavity Goody Bag” (including a bottle of ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse, a mouthwash timer, dentist-approved treats, and more!) to one lucky winner.

ACT provided me with the Anticavity Goody Bag pictured in this post and is also offering one as a giveaway to one of my lucky readers! It’s simple to enter using the Giveaway Tools widget below! Mandatory entry is a comment on this post with your own tip for harvesting a healthy smile or favorite dentist-approved treat.

Giveaway open to US Residents, age 18+. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on 10/27/16. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond with mailing address. Anticavity Goody Bag supplied by ACT and will be shipped by company rep. That Bald Chick is not responsible for prize fulfillment.


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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I think kids love dried fruits and healthy for them and are easy on the teeth for easy dental care. I know mine did with dried apples or banana chips. Thanks for a great giveaway the kids can enjoy. I like the Act brand for good mouth care and kids enjoy the creative flavors.

  2. TammyCatterton says:

    I have to say to floss & brush after meals here

  3. violet taylor says:

    i love cheese and it can be good for your teeth

  4. Kathy Clark says:

    I can feel a difference when I floss more often! I keep floss in my purse now so I have it on hand all the time!

  5. Megan Cromes says:

    i like fruits and veggies and granola ty 🙂

  6. Brush and floss at least 2 times a day.

  7. Mindi Eden says:

    A nice crunchy apple every day helps teeth!

  8. jennifer corrado says:

    Replacing sugary snacks with healthy ones like fruits!

  9. Our dentist has a candy buy-back program after Halloween. Kids that turn in some or all of their candy will get a new toothbrush and then the doctor will donate the candy to our military overseas.

  10. I encourage flossing in my two year old daughter. To make it fun we sing a song before and I have fun, colorful, flavored floss picks that she loves!

  11. I try to floss twice a day and that helps! Thanks for the great offer 🙂

  12. jeremy mclaughlin says:

    Brush and floss everyday.

  13. brush your teeth at least 2x a day

  14. My daughter in law gave my grandchildren toothbrushes to chew on while cutting their teeth. I thought that was a great idea, because it got them used to having a toothbrush in their mouths.

  15. My kids have been begging me to get this. I don’t know if they saw a commercial or what. I think you’ve convinced me to at least try it.

  16. Baked apples are our dentist approved treat.

  17. Jamie Williams says:

    To help my daughter to remember to brush and floss morning and night I bought a really cool wind up clock that makes it more fun for her to brush.

  18. Nicole Lancaster says:

    My favorite Dentist approved treat is all natural fruit snacks,

  19. Kristin McCall says:

    I always brush my teeth twice a day to keep the cavities away.

  20. Michelle C says:

    I buy cute, colorful flossers to encourage my kids to have healthy dental habits.

  21. Marilyn Nawara says:

    Using an electric toothbrush is much more effective then manual brushing. Keeps your gums healthy.

  22. Jennifer Heintz says:

    First off, have a happy smile! Keep it happier by rinsing when you can’t brush.

  23. I do not have a tip but I believe that using flosses several times and brushing teeth at least twice a day for harvesting a healthy smile
    Thank You

  24. Stephanie Grant says:

    My favorite tip from the list is limit starches and sugars in their diet. Fruit snacks, juices, candy, and other sugary items should be limited to occasional treats only.

  25. Corey Olomon says:

    We snack on fresh fruit and nuts.

  26. Candace Galan says:

    Time my kids when they are brushing and flossing.

  27. Jessica Lodge says:

    I make sure that I have toothpaste my kids like, so they will want to brush. Also Santa and the Easter Bunny bring my kids tooth paste and brushes.

  28. Katie Bellamy says:

    Sugar Free gum! My six year old asks about all the gum she sees.

  29. i let my kids choose their own toothbrushes and toothpaste at the store! it encourages them to brush each morning and night with their own things!

  30. Melissa Grubb says:

    We have a waterpik water flosser. It’s much easier than regular dental floss ( in my opinion)!

  31. My dentist says no sugary hard candy or gum. And…electric tooth brushes!

  32. So one tip I have learned is that if you run a banana peel on your teeth it whitens them

  33. Heather D says:

    I always put on a song for my kids when they brush so they don’t go too quickly.

  34. Sandra Watts says:

    It is important to teach brushing at a young age and set a good example by brushing with your kids.

  35. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    My kids like popcorn– easy to make and healthy, as long as they don’t add a bunch of toppings.

  36. We use electronic tooth brushes and I don’t keep candy at home all the time.