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Top 5: Get Your Kid to Brush Longer

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Helping kids take care of their teeth without kicking, screaming or ingesting their weight in toothpaste.

1. Try tunes: Hasbro has toothbrushes that sing everything from High School Musical to the Black Eyed Peas.

2. Act like a fool: One office Mom sings a silly but effective "I'm brushing, I'm brushing" jingle while doing a little dance.

3. Give 'em incentive: Make brushing a requirement before bedtime stories, or add a li'l scare tactic. A Mom we know tells her daughter that "you have to brush the sugar bugs off your teeth."

4. Let them keep track: Set a timer and challenge them to keep brushing til it goes off. Or, let your children keep track of their brushing habits by hanging a chart in the bathroom.

5. Mommy and Me time: Allow your kids to brush your teeth. Not only will they learn the importance of dental hygiene, they'll get to spend some quality time with you.

To win the High School Musical Toothbrush, click here. For more kid-friendly dental tips, visit Mom Logic friend Dr. Gwenn.

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219 comments so far | Post a comment now
Angela Lemos February 22, 2008, 1:19 PM

Let them pick out the brush they want, that way they can’t wait to use it.

Michael Capp February 22, 2008, 1:32 PM

I want to win!

Carroll Griggs February 22, 2008, 1:33 PM

My granddaughter would love this.

Lesha February 22, 2008, 1:37 PM


Ann Fantom February 22, 2008, 1:43 PM

My daughter would love this

Karen Gonyea February 22, 2008, 2:18 PM

Pick Me !!

kristina jones February 22, 2008, 2:21 PM

I would love to hear my daughter brushing

Brenda Taggart February 22, 2008, 2:52 PM

my daughter would never stop brushing with this !!

Annette February 22, 2008, 3:06 PM


Janice Whitaker February 22, 2008, 3:11 PM

My niece will love this!

Annette February 22, 2008, 3:12 PM


Margaret Smith February 22, 2008, 3:20 PM

This would be perfect for my son. He’s a fan of High School Musical and I always have to fight with him to brush his teeth. Love this idea. I know he would love it.

Peggy Rydzewski February 22, 2008, 4:04 PM

My niece would just love this….

Rosa Bartolucci February 22, 2008, 4:15 PM


Estelle Steenbergen February 22, 2008, 4:17 PM

My oldest has one of these and she loves it!

Susan Smith February 22, 2008, 4:37 PM

please enter me

Dan Smith February 22, 2008, 4:39 PM


Jennifer Barnett February 22, 2008, 4:46 PM

Oh, I have just the girl to give this too. Thanks for the chance.

Kimberly Cook February 22, 2008, 4:47 PM

Brush, Brush, Brush Away
My Mama Always Use To Say!

Betty Hutchison February 22, 2008, 4:54 PM

My granddaughter would love this, she loved the movie.

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