Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Make Oral Health a Family Matter with Boka!

Back to school often means, students are surrounded by oral health hazards like cafeteria lunches, vending machines full of sweets and even candy shared by their BFF. According to a study done by The Academy Of General Dentistry, children may not be getting the necessary nutrition to ensure a healthy smile. While requesting that children brush their teeth in between classes might be pulling teeth (figuratively, of course!) Boka is here to help with some alternative options for giving kids a healthy smile during the school year. {Product provided for review/feature consideration}

Many parents worry about their child’s oral hygiene more than their own and that’s okay! Boka’s fully customizable boxes allow parents, children, and the rest of the household the opportunity to stay on top of dental health. Starting at just $14.50 per kit, every three months a box with a fresh new toothbrush (child and/or adult size), natural toothpaste, mint floss, and Cocorinse can be delivered right to your front door! Making it simple to remember to change everyone’s toothbrush every 3 months (like the dentist ordered). You can also purchase each product individually on boka.com.

But don't forget about your dental health Mom and Dad! The recent article in the Associated Press, reporting that the Federal Government doesn’t have much solidified proof that flossing helps prevent gum disease and cavities, has caught us all by surprise. After years of flossing morning and night and squirming quietly in pain while the dentist saws at our gums, it is no shock that the recent findings, or lack thereof, have thrown us into a tailspin of debate.

Remembering to floss isn’t easy, and although the federal government doesn’t have much proof of its benefits according to experts, your years of dental diligence may not have been in vain. “Although the evidence on the benefits of flossing may not be extensive, cavity formation is simple and clear. Plaque and bacteria combined with time in between or around the tooth causes tooth decay. If people stop flossing there will be a correlation with increased interproximal cavities which results in more disease and inflammation” says Dr. Vladana Babcic of Cameo Endodontics.

The idea of tossing our floss into the trash forever sounds like a slice of heaven but, have you ever seen the results of not flossing? “Food gets trapped in pockets along the gums which then causes inflammation. Your gums are then prone to bleeding, which is early evidence of Periodontal Disease,” says oral hygiene expert and CEO/Founder of Boka, James Hagen. To ease the pain of mainstream floss, Boka has created a beeswax formula (did you know many are made with teflon?) that’s gentle on your gums and easy to use.

Now, my hubby and I both use Sonicare toothbrushes, so it's really cool that Boka can send out brush heads that are compatible. For our family a customized subscription would be about $47.50 per shipment {so every 3 months}. To be honest, I'm not quite sure how much I'm currently spending on our oral hygiene products, but I like the concept and convenience of Boka so I think it's worth checking out! Until next time...

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