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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
Barbara Richards February 23, 2008, 12:12 PM

Looks like Phyllis really needs this.I can’t ask for it now!

Kathy LaFrenier February 23, 2008, 12:41 PM

that would be great for m grandson!

christina sly February 23, 2008, 1:05 PM

This would be great for my 8 year old daughter. She loves High School Musical both one and two

Shaun Wallner February 23, 2008, 1:07 PM

Sweet PrizE!!!

HOPE TEICH February 23, 2008, 1:08 PM


Angela J February 23, 2008, 1:26 PM

great gift for a grandchild

Robert  February 23, 2008, 1:31 PM

Great gift for my neice!

Jessica Applegate February 23, 2008, 1:43 PM

neat prize!!

JoAnn Legano February 23, 2008, 1:51 PM

Great item to add to an Easter basket.

Sylvia Belle February 23, 2008, 2:45 PM

This would be great for my grandchild.

Linda February 23, 2008, 3:37 PM

Good Luck Everyone

txfilly February 23, 2008, 3:50 PM

Oh.. please let me win =)

Terri Lannan February 23, 2008, 4:06 PM

My daughter wants one of these really badly!

GEORG February 23, 2008, 4:53 PM

I can use it.

Melissa Stinchcomb February 23, 2008, 5:30 PM

This is something that would definitely make my niece brush her teeth more. This would be something that I would love to give her!

Nora Scott-Platt February 23, 2008, 5:54 PM


mary gallo February 23, 2008, 6:00 PM

cool contest. a good way to get the kids to brush their teeth. thanks for sponsoring this contest.

judy brittle February 23, 2008, 6:11 PM

this would be great to go with the collection i’m getting together for my granddaughter for christmas.

Stacy Berg February 23, 2008, 6:14 PM

Maybe my kids would want to brush then?!

Alice February 23, 2008, 6:48 PM

great idea :0)

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