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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
Sonja Thomas February 23, 2008, 7:56 PM

Anything in the name of dental hygiene!

Lynde F February 23, 2008, 8:23 PM

OMG my daughter would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!

Erica OKelley February 23, 2008, 8:25 PM

My lil sis would LOVE this!!!
Thanks for the offer!

GEORGE LARRABEE February 23, 2008, 8:51 PM


rebecca spiers February 23, 2008, 8:53 PM

2 cool for a little girl

Michelle Coles February 23, 2008, 8:53 PM

Enter me please!!

Tracey Pounds February 23, 2008, 9:50 PM

those seem really neat!

Tracey Pounds February 23, 2008, 9:50 PM

those seem really neat!

Anita Whisnant February 24, 2008, 12:00 AM

What a nifty idea.

Carla Spence February 24, 2008, 12:25 AM

cool idea!

Heather February 24, 2008, 12:51 AM

This thing is awesome!

william causey February 24, 2008, 1:00 AM

please count me in

CAROLYN February 24, 2008, 3:54 AM


Michele G February 24, 2008, 8:43 AM

This is great!

Theresa Wagner February 24, 2008, 11:50 AM

nice prize

Lisa Fosses February 24, 2008, 1:06 PM

what will they think of next?

Linda HB February 24, 2008, 1:22 PM

Oh my niece would be thrilled with this. Her favorite show

Linda HB February 24, 2008, 1:23 PM

Oh my niece would be thrilled with this. Her favorite show

Janet Mahurin February 24, 2008, 2:49 PM


Kelly  February 24, 2008, 3:22 PM

Any girl would love this.

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