You can’t blame kids, really. Even adults hate going to the dentist and dealing with oral care issues. It’s an unpleasant experience, no matter your age. Moreover, considering that most dental insurance is crap, going to the dentist is expensive. According to The Atlantic:
Only 1 in 10 Americans say fear held them back in the face of a toothache or other dental problem, according to the survey. Four times as many blamed the price of a dental visit as the main deterrent to getting routine care. Altogether, that’s a lot of Americans missing out oral check-ups. A Kaiser tracking poll found in 2008 that more than a third of the country admitted skipping dentist visits entirely because of cost.
And it’s even more expensive if you’re paying for dental care for yourself and your child. This is why prevention is key, and why The Oregon Dental Association decided to create a catchy video to encourage kids to take care of their dental care.
Kids don’t want to hear about gum disease or painful toothaches because they typically live in the moment, but give them a cool beat and some swag, and you’ve got their attention. Kudos to the creators of this video for putting their skills to use for a good cause. Now presenting, “Teach Me How to Brushy”: