Our third preparedness challenge for February will be super easy since you only need to stock up on a 1-month supply of dental supplies. Yep, that’s it. Something tells me you already have it. But are your supplies organized so you can take a good inventory? It’s nice to have a good supply of toiletries on hand for your home storage in case you can’t get to the store or if you ever lose your job. So, gather some dental supplies this week. Your dentist will thank me for it.
1. Buy a 1-Month Supply of Dental Toiletries
Decide how much of each item you would like to keep on hand. Most of these items could last longer than one month. Here are some suggestions:
- toothpaste 1 ea.
- toothbrush or electric replacement head 1 ea.
- dental floss 1 ea.
- mouthwash 1 ea.
- razor 1 ea. (also gather this month)
Ways to Save Money Buying Dental Toiletries
Save the toothbrush from the dentist. Shop at dollar stores or Walmart for value pack. Shop for items on sale and add a coupon. Buy store brands instead of name brand items. Buy generic electric toothbrush heads on Amazon.
2. Organize Your Dental Toiletries
When you put away your toiletries, organize them so you can easily see what you have in stock. Put the newest items in the back, and oldest in front so they get rotated. I organized my toiletries in baskets I bought from Dollar Tree.
And for your kids, go here for some activity worksheets from the American Dental Association.
You’re doing great! And remember: You don’t have to brush all of your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep. 🙂