To recognise World Oral Health Day on 20th March, Moo is branching out and reviewing Philips’ Sonicare for Kids rechargeable electric toothbrush…and running her first giveaway for kids! You could win one of these amazing toothbrushes worth R899 (available at Dischem, Clicks and selected dentists and pharmacies) by entering at the bottom of this post.
We have had a long-term struggle around brushing, and anyone with a young child might identify. We’ve tried various brushes and toothpastes with limited success. So here is what Moo thought of the Philips Sonicare for Kids.
Did you like brushing your teeth before?
No. But now I like brushing my teeth.
What didn’t you like before?
My old toothbrush was very boring and rottenish.
What did you like the most about this toothbrush? What are your favourite things?
It comes with stickers and it plays tunes. My other toothbrush never played tunes. And it tickles my teeth. *The Sonicare comes with a one minute or two minute cycle and plays a tune to show kids when to change areas as well as a special tune when the cycle is finished. It also comes with a variety of stickers so kids can customize their toothbrush. These little things really count with kids!
Do you think brushing your teeth is more fun now, and do you want to brush your teeth more often?
It is more easier because it brushes my teeth for me. And it is funner.
Along with the Philips Sonicare for Kids we received some Sunstar GUM plaque disclosing tablets. These are just amazing for showing your kids the invisible plaque on their teeth and helping them to see where to brush. The first photo was taken after brushing with a regular toothbrush. The second was taken after using the Philips Sonicare for Kids. You can see that before she was basically only brushing her front two teeth properly! The best thing was being able to show her how much plaque was lurking before she brushed (sadly…or luckily for you…I didn’t get a photo of that).
Top Tips from a Mom…
With the Easter bunny coming soon here are some basic tips for keeping the cavities away. I’m trying not to judge those moms who choose not to give their children sweets, but I think banning chocolate is…well…just plain mean. It makes me think of poor little Willy Wonka as a child, and frankly he turned out a bit mad from lack of chocolate. A tip is to get your child to drink some water after eating chocolate, which provide a bit of a rinse until brushing time. Older children can rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash. Then of course don’t let them skip brushing! Find a toothpaste which your child likes, it will make them a lot more eager to brush. An electric toothbrush is more effective at removing plaque and also easier for a child to use. Find one with a built-in timer which will train your child to brush for the recommended two minutes. Make sure you take your child for dental check-ups every year. If the dentist terrifies them, look for a paediatric dentist or one who is geared towards children and will make it fun and non-threatening for them. For more oral health tips visit the IVOHealth Facebook Page.
The Moo and I have a Philips Sonicare for Kids worth R899 to give away to one very lucky child. Enter by commenting on this post letting me know why you think your child needs a Philips Sonicare for Kids, and share this post using any of the share buttons (Twitter, Facebook, even email, whatever you prefer). The giveaway ends Friday 3rd April.