I’m lucky. My kids don’t fight me about brushing their teeth. Actually, they kind of like doing it. I have little boys. For them, brushing their teeth equals playing in the sink.
The boys are picky about what kind of toothpaste they use. They like sweet flavors. They were using a bubblegum flavored toothpaste. I accidentally put it on my toothbrush one day, and I think it’s disgusting.
So I was happy to try swapping out their regular toothpaste for Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste. Tom’s is a natural toothpaste that doesn’t have any artificial dyes or sweeteners. It’s sweet flavor comes from real strawberries. It’s also the first and only natural kid’s toothpaste to receive the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance for its proven effectiveness.
The switch was an easy sell for Wade.
Strawberries are one of his favorite things.
David wasn’t as easy.
He still prefers his icky bubblegum flavored toothpaste, but he will use the Tom’s of Maine.
Why not try the Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste challenge for yourself? Replace your kids standard toothpaste, and see what happens. You can find Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste at retailers nationwide. It comes with and without fluoride.
You can also feel good about purchasing Tom’s of Maine products, because they donate 10% of their profits from all sales back to the community to help people and the planet.
Maybe your kids don’t like brushing their teeth as well as mine do. Here are a few tips to get your Kids to Brush from Saveyoursmile.com:
1. The key to getting your child to brush is to make it fun. Engage your children in the activity and make it seem like brushing is a fun thing to do rather than a chore. Your enthusiasm is contagious! If you are enthusiastic about the activity, your children will be enthusiastic.
2.Brush along with your kids to show them how fun the activity can be. Sit with your child on the bathroom floor so he/she can see what you’re doing with the toothbrush and try to mimic.
3.Allow your children to brush your teeth while laughing a lot and making it a fun activity. Then allow them to brush their own teeth. Always allow them to brush their own teeth and then follow up by brushing their teeth correctly.
4. Have your child brush their favorite doll’s teeth before you brush theirs.
5. Use only a pea-size amount of toothpaste on their toothbrush as larger amounts tend to create excessive foam making it more difficult for your child to brush.
6. Make sure your child gets in the habit of spitting out the toothpaste. Most kids view spitting as the fun part.
7. Make tooth brushing appear as an activity they are missing out on. Have mom and dad go up to the bathroom eager to brush. Laugh a lot and make a lot of noise. Soon your child will realize that they are missing out on something fun and will want to join in.
One lucky Mommie Daze reader will will their own Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste to try out. To enter just leave a comment below about your biggest frustration over getting your kids to brush.
The contest is open to residents of the US ages 18 and older. It ends Jan. 1st at 11:59 p.m. Winner will be contacted by email.
Disclosure: This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I was provided with Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste to facilitate this review.