Teach Me How to Brushy Press Release

 

Oregon Dental Association Wants to Teach You How To Brushy

Dance video promotes good dental health

Portland, Ore., July 23, 2012 – It’s time for parents and kids to do the “Brushy,” a new dance craze from the Oregon Dental Association (ODA) designed to inspire families to brush, floss and rinse their way to a super fly mouth. There have been over 430,000 views already!

ODA’s “Teach Me How to Brushy” video features a hip-hop, tooth brushing-inspired song-and-dance kids can do to get the freshest mouth in town. It’s a fun parody of California Swag District’s “Teach Me How To Dougie,” and features local kids and celebrities. Folks like Blazer legend Jerome Kersey, famed Blazer’s announcer Bill Schonley, as well as local kids at Ockley Green K-8 School and local elected officials demonstrate to Oregon families how they can do the Brushy.

“We wanted to create a fun, interactive tool parents can use to get their kids excited about good dental habits,” said ODA President-elect Dr. Jill Price. “The mouth is a major health center in the body; unhealthy mouths can lead to diabetes, heart issues, and worse. But rather than lecture parents and expect that lecture to reach their kids, we wanted to create a hub for good facts that families will actually want to check out.”

The Facebook page includes some quick facts, FAQs and links to more information that can help families understand the importance of a healthy mouth. Families can also upload their own video showing ODA how their family does the Brushy, which will be shared on ODA’s Facebook wall.

“When you start healthy dental habits early, you’re setting your kids up for better overall health as they grow up,” said Bill Zepp, ODA Executive Director. “There’s no better way to get kids interested in their health than to make it fun.”

To view The Brushy, or to upload your own brushy video, please visit teachmehowtobrushy.com.