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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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Emmaline Kuebler February 23, 2008, 3:59 AM

Too cool

sandy  February 23, 2008, 4:47 AM


Claudia Vitello February 23, 2008, 7:14 AM

I would love to win this

Nicole Hauck February 23, 2008, 7:18 AM

This would be perfect for my daughter! I have the hardest time getting her to brush her teeth for the recommended amount of time.

Denise  February 23, 2008, 7:39 AM

I’d love this!

Marie Fink February 23, 2008, 7:49 AM

They think of everything don’t they! This is great!

Kimberly  February 23, 2008, 8:58 AM

My kids love these tootbrushes. “I’m not bored standing there brushing.”

Linda Lansford February 23, 2008, 9:28 AM

Good idea

Linda Lansford February 23, 2008, 9:29 AM

Good idea

Mary Sullivan February 23, 2008, 9:33 AM

Good contest!

GLENDA OBANION February 23, 2008, 9:37 AM

I have a granddaughter that would love this.

Steve Singer February 23, 2008, 9:40 AM

Gotta love HSM!

Denyse  February 23, 2008, 9:54 AM

My daughter would love this!

Rodney  February 23, 2008, 10:02 AM

Hope I win

michael woods February 23, 2008, 10:43 AM

very cool idea

Vickie Couturier February 23, 2008, 10:53 AM

my daughter would love this too,its cool

veronica sandberg February 23, 2008, 11:16 AM

want to win this what a great prize

Phyllis Blum February 23, 2008, 11:40 AM

Needed for a not for profit fund raiser.

Nikki February 23, 2008, 11:42 AM

Great idea to get kids to brush!

Phyllis Blum February 23, 2008, 11:42 AM

Needed for a not for profit fund raiser.

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