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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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JESSICA February 24, 2008, 4:19 PM

My two boys have these, they are great because they know not to stop brushing till the music stops

Soha Molina February 24, 2008, 5:22 PM


Deb Fantom February 24, 2008, 6:13 PM

My Granddaughter would love this

Sonja Hubbard February 24, 2008, 6:49 PM


Sonja Hubbard February 24, 2008, 6:50 PM


Rebecca Snodgrass February 24, 2008, 7:12 PM

enter me

Janell Beilman February 24, 2008, 7:52 PM

Great Toothbrush! My daughter would love it!

Paula McClement February 24, 2008, 8:18 PM

Count me in. What a great prize!

Pamela Murphy February 24, 2008, 9:20 PM

what a fun way to get any child to brush!

sara marcy February 24, 2008, 9:26 PM

my diva girl would love this!!

Burton Bathrick February 24, 2008, 9:45 PM


Jane K February 24, 2008, 10:21 PM

What a wonderful prize.

Janet F February 25, 2008, 12:25 AM

This is a great prize!

Sarah U February 25, 2008, 3:02 AM

I’m in!

Stephanie Gregory February 25, 2008, 10:03 AM

Awesome! Thanks for the contest!

Doug Barnett February 25, 2008, 11:00 AM

Great, I am in.

valerie mabrey February 25, 2008, 12:04 PM

great prize

Elna Mcrith February 25, 2008, 12:42 PM

thank you for entering me

Monique Rizzo February 25, 2008, 2:10 PM

Would love to win!

Nikki Evans February 25, 2008, 6:14 PM

I want to enter this because I got one of these for my daughter and it played tunes from “Jump In” (another Corbin Bleu disney film) and she loved it but the bristles wore out and now she is so abused that she has to use a regular toothbrush. She LOVES HSM & HSM2 to the point of obession! LOL! Thanks for considering me.. because of course, my DD loves TROY more than anyone! LOL!

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