Dentists have tried numerous methods over the years to ensure patients practice good dental hygiene. For kids, that can emerge as positive reinforcement by giving them stickers. For adults, it's avoiding the absolute agony that comes with a root canal.
A Nintendo Switch giveaway, though? That's definitely a new one. Bringing us the "Say No To Cavities" initiative, Delta Dental of Arkansas has set up a new competition, challenging local families to track their daily progress across February.
Confirming the details via their official website, Delta Dental put up this statement:
Getting kids excited about the importance of brushing and flossing for a healthy smiles is next to impossible so here's a new idea.
Delta Dental of Arkansas has created the "Say No to Cavities Challenge" for the month of February 2021 (aka National Kids Dental Health Month).
We're challenging families (yes, kids vs. parents) across Arkansas to brush their teeth twice a day, floss daily, and keep track of their progress for the entire month of February. By doing so, the kids have a chance to win a brand new Nintendo Switch!
We can't deny there are worse methods to try motivating people, though there are certainly more conventional means of promoting good dental hygiene. Either way, offering a Nintendo Switch just for brushing your teeth and flossing seems like a pretty convincing method in our books.