Winner is: Deborah (email me @ kim (@) mommyknows (dot) com with your address :)
September 25th, 2009 at 12:49 pm
Wow, that is one we could use. My husband claims that if it werenâ€™t for my â€™shoddy teethâ€™ we wouldnâ€™t need our health benefits. We have 3 girls, ages 6, 5, & 2 and we keep up regular brushing for their teeth, but I honestly had NO idea I was supposed to be flossing them too! I donâ€™t even floss my teeth often enough..gotta step it up a notch!
Do you hear the word dentist and shudder with fear? Georgia doesn’t, she hears dentist and thinks ‘sparkly diamond rings’ (her dentist has a to-die-for prize-chest). For that I am very grateful (not for the prize-chest, but her comfort level in the dentist’s chair), especially because she had to visit him way too much over the past few weeks. She’s a trooper!
The parenting guilt, ACK! Cavities! She had cavities, more than one!
Most of all, it was upsetting to me that we hadn’t taken sufficient care of her teeth. I was also worried about getting her through repeat dentist visits. Then I realized, that there is no point in dwelling on ‘coulda, woulda, shoulda’! It was time to get Georgia’s mouth healthy and keep it that way! It turned out to be a positive tear free experience for us all.
Part of me wants to tell you that, two of my four children have never had a cavity (sorry I just had to get that in there) and Georgia has bad teeth, but what’s really important, is that Georgia’s oral care routine needs stepped up a notch (or two even) to keep her mouth as healthy as it can be.
Georgia’s dental visits coincided with a request from the experts at Oral-B Stages to share the importance of building good oral care habits at a young age with my readers.
Did I want to share this info with you?
Try some samples?
Offer you the chance to win a fabulous Oral-B and Crest family dental hygiene prize pack (customized just for your family)?
HELL YAH! Of course I do!
Earlier this week we received a wonderful package of Oral-B products for the kids in the mail, along with a great informational book, ‘Olivia the Toot Fairy and the Truth about Teeth‘.
The kids of course are thrilled with the new toothbrushes and toothpaste (all geared for their age/stage). Mr. MK and I read through the info book with the kids reinforcing the importance of keeping their mouths healthy, by brushing and flossing daily, NOT just running your toothbrush under the tap and saying you brushed them (SAM … I’m watching you!).
For Georgia, Mr. MK and I have stepped up our commitment to keep her teeth in the best shape possible. Twice daily thorough brushing, daily flossing, no snacks after brushing at night. It definitely helps that she came home from the dentist with her very own Winnie the Pooh Oral-B toothbrush and then received matching toothpaste from Oral-B in the mail this week.
We’ve printed out Oral-B Posters for each of our kids to reinforce our routines. The promise of a family skating day will be their reward at the end of the month.
Tips for Teeth (for kids of all ages):
- Tooth decay is the most common infectious disease in children
- Tooth decay in kids is completely preventable by parents setting good examples and habits at an early age
- As soon as there is a tooth – it needs to be brushed
- As soon as two teeth touch – they need to be flossed
- Oral-B Stages is the first line of children’s toothbrushes specially designed for each stage of a child’s oral development from baby to pre-teen
Download a bathroom poster loaded with helpful tips to keep kids on top of their brushing and flossing routine. Download and print the poster for free here:Â Oral-B Stages Poster Downloads
Now to the fun part – the Giveaway!
For the grownups:
For the kiddos:
You’ll receive: toothbrushes and toothpaste customized for your children’s age and gender from Oral-B Stages.
I will randomly pick a winner from all of the entries the evening of Sunday October 4th, 2009. The folks at Oral-B will ship your prize directly to you.
To be eligible to win:
1. You must leave a comment (worth 1 entry) and tell me about your family and your oral hygiene routine. How many kids do you have? Do you find it hard to keep your kids on track with brushing and flossing, or do you have it all under control?
Earn extra entries by:
2. Blog about the contest (worth 2 entries)
3. Twitter about the contest and use hashtag #OralB (worth 2 entries) – note: if you use the hashtag (#OralB), there is no need to come back and tell me you tweeted, they will be tracked.
4. stumble it (worth 2 entries)
5. follow me on twitter (do it … you’ll like it) (worth 1 entry)