As a busy mom-of-two, Laila Ali knows all too well how important it is to set aside time to make sure your children are taking care of their teeth — which makes her the perfect spokesperson for the Ad Council’s new children’s oral health campaign.
Currently hosting Everyday Health, airing nationwide on ABC, Ali is also a world-class athlete, fitness & wellness expert, cooking enthusiast and founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand.
As a champion boxer, I’ve faced some tough opponents: Christy Martin, Mónica Núñez, Jackie Frazier-Lyde. But even I didn’t realize that one of the toughest jobs in my life would also be one of the most rewarding — being a mother to my two children, C.J., 4½, and Sydney, 2.
But one of my biggest parenting challenges is getting my kids to brush their teeth. They squirm. They lose focus. Once, the little one swallowed her toothpaste! It’s no wonder that fewer than half of American parents currently report that their kids brush their teeth twice a day.
Courtesy Laila Ali