Laila Ali dishes on healthy swaps and new campaign Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives

Posted at 4:54 PM, Apr 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-25 17:17:32-04

As a champ, wife, mother, and entrepreneur, Laila Ali has made staying fit and healthy a lifestyle choice for her entire family.

She’s also making a oral health a priority with her kids and is now involved with the national Children’s Oral Health campaign for the Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives Campaign

Laila not only shared her healthy food swaps she also shared oral hygiene guide for parents everywhere

Tips for Parents

  1. Make sure your kids ages 2+ brush with fluoride toothpaste for 2 minutes, twice a day. For kids younger than age 2, use a soft toothbrush and a little water; no toothpaste is necessary.
  2. Teach your kids to floss between their teeth once a day, every day, to remove plaque and food where a brush can’t reach.
  3. Start taking your child to the dentist regularly no later than age 1.
  4. Provide your child a balanced diet to keep your children’s teeth and gums healthy.

For all of Laila’s other projects, log on to for more resources and about the children’s oral health campaign, visit