December 15 09

**This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Tom’s of Maine.**

When it comes to tooth brushing in Casa de Martell, the kids – all three of them – are anti-mint and anti-bubble gum. This means, essentially, that I am always on the lookout for toothpaste that is neither of these. It is not easy, I can assure you.

When the lovely people at Tom’s of Maine and Blogher asked if my kids and I wanted to try out their silly strawberry toothpaste, I practically jumped, nay leaped, at the chance to not only pump my kids full of toothpaste-y goodness that was a flavor and scent they would like, but also because Tom’s of Maine makes a toothpaste made with all natural ingredients.

It was just enough silly for the kids (well, 2 out of 3; Josh wasn’t crazy about the taste. and Emily, who was unavailable at the time of the shoot gave it three thumbs up, if she had three, she said) to be excited about it; and just enough serious for their mom to get excited about it too.

And Tom’s of Maine wants YOU to get excited about it too…and to win a $100 Visa gift card!

To enter, leave me a comment below and tell me how you get your kids to brush – or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below.  The contest will begin at 12/15/2009 and will end 1/15/2010.

Here are the rules, because there are always rules:

  • No duplicate comments, please.
  • You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
  • You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
  • This giveaway is open to US Residents, aged 18 and older
  • Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
  • You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
  • Please check out the official rules.

Make sure to visit the BlogHer.com special offers page to check out the other silly strawberry reviews and for EIGHT chances to win the $100 Visa Gift Card.

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You can also visit the Tom’s of Maine official site for more information about the toothpaste and their other products. Only one natural oral care company carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance for a children’s toothpaste, Tom’s of Maine Anticavity Children’s Silly Strawberry with Fluoride. And because we care as much as you do, we’ve never tested it on animals or added artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. It’s flavored with natural oils for a great strawberry taste they’ll love.

Rating: ★★★★☆

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  1. I think Isabella is the world’s cutest kid, honestly. All that spunk. She kills me with her cuteness.

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on December 15, 2009
  2. Brushing 2x a day is just part of the routine in the Trenches – after breakfast, before getting dressed in the a.m. and then at night before bed. It’s non-negotiable. Which is great, but? Eldest still had a cavity this week at the dentist. Dammit!

    Comment by TrenchesofMommyhood on December 15, 2009
  3. The fact that Josh was screaming at a higher pitch than Bella never fails to crack me up.

    And when I was a kid? Toothbrushing was done with Kermit the Frog toothpaste. It was green. And had a weird, not-quite-mint, not-quite-chocolate taste to me.

    Comment by Darcey on December 15, 2009
  4. I made it a part of the routine. They don’t always like it – but they must do it. I also let them pick out a cool toothbrush and they can pick the toothpaste they like, so that helps too.

    Comment by Amy on December 15, 2009
  5. Its a challenge for sure, but I just tell them its time. My boy got a new Firefly toothbrush for his birthday – it lights up on the end and you brush as long as its flashing, one minute. It actually works and he will brush that long.
    The girl – I have to tell her to quit half the time.
    .-= monstergirlee´s last blog ..Not Sure If This Qualifies Or Not… =-.

    Comment by monstergirlee on December 15, 2009
  6. I’m excited to try this, my hesitation to switch has been the taste. We’ve never made a fuss over brushing and the girls haven’t either. I’m guessing this is more luck than good parenting?

    Comment by vegas710 on December 15, 2009
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    Comment by vegas710 on December 15, 2009
  8. I don’t need to enter the contest, but I just wanted to say that I need to check out this toothpaste. I would love this stuff!

    Comment by Avitable on December 15, 2009
  9. Um, I still brush my kids teeth for them. It’s shameful, I know, but I really dislike morning breath and cavities. P.S. They are 6 and 2, so don’t hate.
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..New food of 2009 =-.

    Comment by Sarah on December 15, 2009
  10. My kids enjoy brushing their teeth, so there’s no real coaxing involved. I think they enjoy their character toothbrushes (Spongebob and “Cars”). They’re not crazy about flossing, though.

    Comment by Mami2jcn on December 15, 2009
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    Comment by Mami2jcn on December 15, 2009
  12. I don’t have kids, but I do have a Mr. A who has to be COMMANDED to brush before bed. IT IS RIDICULOUS.

    Comment by slynnro on December 15, 2009
  13. I have my youngest use the blue mouth rinse that he has to brush to get off his teeth. It works when he forgets that he thinks having blue teeth looks cool.

    Comment by celticbuffy on December 15, 2009
  14. SO CUTE!!!
    Hmmm let’s see. The 6 year old LOVES that she gets jewelry and stickers at the dentist’s office for no cavities and good teeth health. The 3 year old mimics the 6 year old :-) That’s not to say there aren’t times that I might possible a little bit sit with one kid in a leg lock while brushing their teeth :-) *ahem*
    You know, maybe ;-)

    Having toothpaste they enjoy though, really does make a HUGE difference.

    Comment by rachel-asouthernfairytale on December 15, 2009
  15. We started using this toothpaste recently, because we’re trying to cut out artificial dyes as much as possible. My son loves it, though for consistent results, we use a battery-powered toothbrush and do the first part for him.

    Comment by Melissa on December 15, 2009
  16. The only kid in my household who brushes is me. Not because I’m a bad parent, but because my children are as yet nonexistent. Things are much quieter that way.

    But I’ve used Tom’s of Maine since I was a kid and am still hooked.

    Comment by Moose on December 15, 2009
  17. How do I get my 5 year old boy to brush his teeth? Well besides helping him do it, I remind him of the day his cavity had to be filled and he threw up on the dentist and all over himself. Seeing cinnamon toast crunch come up an hour after you eat it is enough to make anyone brush.

    Comment by rayli on December 15, 2009
  18. Is it bad that I have force myself to brush nightly? I don’t know why it’s so hard to get my foot in the tooth-brushing door; I actually like the taste of most toothpaste!

    Comment by Kerri Anne on December 15, 2009
  19. Yum! I’ll have to try this. Now how about a dental floss that will get me to use it more regularly? :)

    Comment by Jessica on December 15, 2009
  20. We never really had a problem with getting him to brush, but having him brush for the appropriate amount of time was a hassle. We ended up buying the musical toothbrushes that continue to play for 2 minutes depending on the pressure they apply while brushing. Works like a charm!

    Comment by Jordan on December 15, 2009
  21. The little ones don’t quite have the coordination so I let them brush first, then I follow right behind and help them brush. They all are pretty good a brushing, it just became a habit when they first getting their teeth

    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

    Comment by karen M on December 16, 2009
  22. We’re pretty lucky I guess. Our 3 year old son brushes his teeth without much of a fight most of the time. Usually, it’s more of a fight that it’s time for bed.
    mattschmunk at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Matt on December 16, 2009
  23. Hey! I was there for that video shoot!

    If I ever have kids, I’m forcing them to brush. Because my mom didn’t when I was younger and I PAID for it as I grew up. I have tons of fillings and crowns!

    Comment by Kristabella on December 16, 2009
  24. I scrape my kids teeth and show them the gunk., “Ewwww!” and they go running to the sink! ;o)

    Comment by Angelica Bays on December 16, 2009
  25. I don’t have to “get” them to brush. They would brush all day if I let them. It is weird. I don’t know why they love it so much, but they do! Score! We are going to have to try that toothpaste!
    .-= Beth Anderson´s last blog ..Ready for Winter? =-.

    Comment by Beth Anderson on December 16, 2009
  26. I just tell my son his teeth will fall out, or that we have to brush to get the bugs out of his mouth. Thankfully, he doesn’t ever put up a fight. I let him brush first, then I check them and get the “missed” spots.

    Comment by Kelsey Kim on December 16, 2009
  27. Both of my kids are happy to brush–ages 7 and 5–and neither of them put up a fight. They like the bubble gum and bubble fruit flavored toothpastes but will NOT brush with anything minty. They might go for this strawberry stuff though—we’ll have to try it!

    Comment by alison on December 16, 2009
  28. We have managed to make it a game and we have a timer so she knows how long it is!

    Comment by chana on December 16, 2009
  29. we have this cute little mouth-wash plastic shot glass that blinks for two minutes when you whack it down on the counter. So brushing has become a game, and that has worked for my 8 yr old!

    Comment by Sarah on December 17, 2009
  30. My 2 yr old quadruplets actually love to brush their teeth. I think it’s a game to them. We started brushing at a young age and I think that has helped!

    Comment by Jenny B on December 17, 2009
  31. I don’t have kids, but my brother makes tooth-brushing a family affair – everyone does it together. It seems to work.

    Comment by Wehaf on December 17, 2009
  32. I make it a contest to see who can brush for the longest time.

    Comment by steph on December 18, 2009
  33. okay…my 2 year old insists on brushing her teeth ALL DAY Long so its not really a fight…the boys? um….they brush…um….often enough?

    Comment by shosh on December 18, 2009
  34. my 3 year old’s teeth and ticklish. OMG what a pain. Or it’s hilarious. depends on the situation and how tired Mom is.

    I have to wrassle him to the floor (he’s a big one too) and hold both his hands in one of my hands and try to get him to keep his mouth open long enough for me to scrub his teeth with the other hand while he giggles and wriggles and turns his face from side to side.

    So, my kid has to be hog tied before brushing.
    .-= amy2boys´s last blog ..A Galaxy Far, Far Away =-.

    Comment by amy2boys on December 18, 2009
  35. I meant his teeth ARE ticklish. (geesh)
    .-= amy2boys´s last blog ..A Galaxy Far, Far Away =-.

    Comment by amy2boys on December 18, 2009
  36. My 21-month-old daughter sees us brush our teeth and wants to do it, too. She does a horrible job, but I figure it’s better than nothing.

    Comment by Rosie on December 18, 2009
  37. I don’t have kids but over the summer I tried brushing a two year olds teeth.

    I’m still recovering from the high pitched screams.Her mom was laughing so hard because anyone else would have thought I was in their murdering the poor girl.

    Comment by Ashley on December 18, 2009
  38. My daughter has no problem brushing herself. The problem is when I want to help her… and unfortunately she is only barely 2 and does a pretty crummy job on her own. So we have our nightly fight and she usually wins and I am lucky to get the brish in her mouth for 10 seconds.

    Comment by Laura Williams on December 18, 2009
  39. I let my son brush in the shower??? Hey it gets the job done without a battle!

    Comment by Robyn on December 18, 2009
  40. My kid is now 21 but I remember having to tell her constantly to brush. It was frustrating to say the least!

    Comment by Chris on December 18, 2009
  41. Tweeted it! http://twitter.com/matt0701/status/6804134968

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    Comment by Matt on December 18, 2009
  42. We sing a song to distract him while we’re brushing. Unfortunately, he always requests a SHORT song, and absolutely refuses to allow us to continue brushing after the song is over.

    Comment by Mama Bub on December 18, 2009
  43. I have to tell my youngest that we have to get all the bugs out in order to brush his teeth. That works well.

    Comment by Alicia on December 18, 2009
  44. I don’t have any kids, but my lab just began brushing his teeth. We just pin him down and force the brushing. I suppose you can’t really do that with kids, or can you?

    Comment by Jess on December 18, 2009
  45. my kids gave it a 2 out of 3 too!
    .-= Giblet´s last blog ..Portobello Mushroom Parmesan =-.

    Comment by Giblet on December 18, 2009
  46. I get my kids to brush by telling them how it is so important to have healthy teeth.

    Comment by Mellissa C on December 18, 2009
  47. By screaming until the veins bulge in my forehead…just like my mom did :)

    Comment by LibraryGirl62 on December 18, 2009
  48. My daughter loves brushing her teeth. She brushes before bed. She is 2.

    Comment by Jeanette Huston on December 18, 2009
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    Comment by Jeanette Huston on December 18, 2009
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    Comment by Jeanette Huston on December 18, 2009
  51. no kids here, so no tricks either. but i am reminded of the scene in grease at the slumber party with the “brusha, brusha, brusha” commercial

    Comment by Jamie on December 18, 2009
  52. Fun toothbrushes… right now its one that flashes a bright blue light… I keep rotating them so they seem ‘new’. My girl is only 3 so it works for now!

    Comment by kim on December 18, 2009
  53. I bought the light-up toothbrushes. These toothbrushes light up and when they go off the kids are finished brushing. The kids love these toothbrushes and I like that the light keeps the kids brushing.

    Comment by Kelly Ann T. on December 18, 2009
  54. With my quadruplets, it’s monkey see – monkey do! Once one of them is “having fun” brushing they all happily line up!

    Comment by Charity on December 19, 2009
  55. main entry: By letting the kids have their own get ready station with all their items like toothbrush toothpaste hairbrush with a mirror and let them fix it up like they want with window cling on it etc they enjoy getting ready. thanks
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    Comment by Julie Cutshaw on December 19, 2009
  56. This is horrible but I tell my daughter that if she doesnt brush she will end up losing her teeth just like papaw! It actually works so we just stay with it even as aweful as it is!

    Comment by Trisha on December 19, 2009
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    Comment by Trisha on December 19, 2009
  58. We have several tactics: I use a sticker chart for my 5yo, who tends to lie about brushing. I also scare them with stories of teeth turning black or falling out.

    Comment by Jenn on December 19, 2009
  59. I keep a cd player in the bathroom. Each child chooses his or her favorite song, plays it, and brushes from beginning to end. There are tons of children’s songs that run at least 3 minutes.

    Comment by Marylee on December 20, 2009
  60. Spin brushes. Kids love em.

    Comment by carol on December 20, 2009
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    Comment by TERRI GRAVES on December 20, 2009
  62. My kids like to use spinbrushes or brushes that light up.

    Comment by Kathy on December 20, 2009
  63. I found an miniature hourglass w/ different color sand layers and the kids have to brush until the sand runs out, approxinmately 2 minutes. They never get tired of it!

    Comment by Annalisa on December 20, 2009
  64. No kids with teeth to brush :) I do remember hating to brush my teeth as a kid until I got a cavity-then I became very good at it.

    Comment by Erin on December 20, 2009
  65. I tell the kids that their teeth will fall out if don’t brush.

    Comment by joe Hansen on December 20, 2009
  66. I tell the kids that their teeth will fall out if they don’t brush.

    Comment by joe Hansen on December 20, 2009
  67. I make up silly songs for everything. I am a nurse and told my son he had bugs in his mouth and we had to brush them out. While he is brushing his teeth I say stuff like oh no youre killing me; I like making you’re breath stink please don’t brush me out.

    Comment by lisa blumenstein on December 20, 2009
  68. I let my daughter pick out a fun toothbrush (Spiderman) and I made a big deal of how it and the toothpaste that came with it are just hers.

    Comment by Christy on December 20, 2009
  69. Gabriel is 16 months old. We brush his teeth by giving him a tooth brush with some toothpaste on it and he goes to town. Then, when we put him in the bathtub, we brush his teeth for him while he’s in there. Playing in the water occupies him & relaxes him enough that he doesn’t fuss as much when we scrub his teeth & occasionally rub upon a tender teething gumline. Plus, my husband & I both brush our teeth in the shower, and he wants to be just like Mom & Dad!

    Comment by Sheila M. Penn on December 20, 2009
  70. My daughter loves her princess toothbrush but still doesn’t ever want to brush. She is scared of her Grandpa’s flase teeth. We just tell her that we will let Grandpa brush his false teeth with her princess toothbrush if she wont brush her own teeth. It works everytime.

    Comment by dawn on December 21, 2009
  71. My daughter loves her princess toothbrush but still doesn’t ever want to brush. She is scared of her Grandpa’s false teeth. We just tell her that we will let Grandpa brush his false teeth with her princess toothbrush if she wont brush her own teeth. It works everytime.

    Comment by dawn on December 21, 2009
  72. I don’t know! My kid just likes brushing her teeth. Maybe it’s the copious, character-laden tooth brushes we have for her? Or the fact that she likes to put the toothpaste on the brush herself? Or that we brush our teeth and she wants to join in? Not sure. She has cute pearly whites, tho. And we use Tom’s.

    Comment by Chasinash on December 21, 2009
  73. I buy toothpaste that my children like the taste of. Then they don’t mind brushing their teeth.

    Comment by Linda F on December 21, 2009
  74. This is a little on the horrible side, but I’ve told my son that if he does not brush his teeth “the bugs” will get into his mouth (bugs meaning plaque, but bugs seems to have a better impact). Since there has been some commercials on TV showing the plaque bugs crawling around in some persons mouth, that has reinforced things. Whatever anyone may think, my son has excellent teeth brushing routine and beautiful teeth.

    ShawnaMichelle@ymail.com

    Comment by Shawna OBrien on December 22, 2009
  75. My daughter loves when I brush her teeth, but she is only 14 months, so that could change by the time she has her permanent teeth.

    Comment by Melissa Joffrion on December 22, 2009
  76. Telling them that this is what grownups do because they always want to be grownup.

    Comment by McDuffy on December 23, 2009
  77. My oldest son has no problem brushing. It was a struggle with my younger son. Now that he loves to do everything that his big brother does – I use that for everything good – including brushing his teeth!

    Comment by Kimberly/Mom in the City on December 23, 2009
  78. the boys like to brush their teeth after they are done we check with a small mirror for sugar bugs

    Comment by Vicki Wurgler on December 23, 2009
  79. I have quadruplet toddler boys who are just now “cutting their teeth” on tooth brushing. We simply called the toothpaste a “treat” and that was all it has taken. They remind me to do it now. Don’t know how long that will last, but so far so good!

    Comment by Brad Murray on December 24, 2009
  80. I have quadruplet toddler boys who are just now “cutting their teeth” on tooth brushing. We simply called the toothpaste a “treat” and that was all it has taken. They remind me to do it now. Don’t know how long that will last, but so far so good!
    .-= Brad Murray´s last blog ..Ain’t God Good =-.

    Comment by Brad Murray on December 24, 2009
  81. My daughter loves sneaking up on the food and brushing it out!

    Comment by Danielle on December 24, 2009
  82. My boy loves to brush. That is such a relief that we don’t have to struggle with it. But we often make it a little more fun by singing a song or raving about his shiny, sparkly, clean teeth!

    Comment by em-jay on December 25, 2009
  83. scare them with the fear of dental surgery later in life!

    Comment by lavendar on December 26, 2009
  84. my blog comment
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    Comment by Deb Anderson on December 26, 2009
  85. tweet
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    Comment by Deb Anderson on December 26, 2009
  86. blog link
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    Comment by Deb Anderson on December 26, 2009
  87. My daughter doesn’t have enough teeth for a good brushing! I’m sure having strawberry/cherry toothpaste couldn’t hurt!

    Comment by Shannon F. on December 26, 2009
  88. When my sons were young (they are now 16 and 21), I tried all kinds of different toothpastes and found that Tom’s Strawberry flavored was their favorite. I never had any trouble getting them to brush because they liked the flavor.

    Comment by Annette D on December 26, 2009
  89. I think one of the easiest ways to get your kids interested in brushing is to buy them a fun toothbrush. It could be their favorite color or a fun tv character… either way, it will make them more interested in picking it up than a regular old toothbrush will!

    Comment by Katherine on December 28, 2009
  90. Tweet! http://twitter.com/ktkatherine/status/7112142966

    Comment by Katherine on December 28, 2009
  91. When dottie was younger we’d have a contest to see who could brush the longest…worked every night!

    Comment by marina on December 28, 2009
  92. tweet http://twitter.com/karenmed409/status/7140669631
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    Comment by karen M on December 28, 2009
  93. tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/status/7142644405

    Comment by Annette D on December 28, 2009
  94. My daughter and I like to dance and sing the “brush your teeth” song. It always gets the job done!

    Comment by Erin from Long Islan on December 29, 2009
  95. tweet

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    Comment by Erin from Long Islan on December 29, 2009
  96. I have a deal with them.. they brush their teeth and then I read them their good-night story. Since they like the stories, they always brush.

    Comment by LV on December 30, 2009
  97. My husband monitors their brushing and hygine; he is a nut over it. I am too, but they are scared of him so they listen. They brush morning and night.

    Comment by Ann A on December 30, 2009
  98. Tweeted
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    .-= Ann A´s last blog ..unluckymrsmom: Cheaper Than Therapy Tom’s of Maine review & $100 Visa gc giveaway! http://bit.ly/5B3DMJ =-.

    Comment by Ann A on December 30, 2009
  99. Thebest way is to be a role model. We have two sinks, s we floss, brush, rinse, and spit together.

    Comment by Theresa Shafer on December 30, 2009
  100. tweet
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    Comment by Theresa Shafer on December 30, 2009
  101. They like fruity toothpastes so we use that and they love the taste so they brush more often without being told and longer. shopgurl101@gmail.com

    Comment by Eve on December 31, 2009
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    Comment by Eve on December 31, 2009
  103. My son loves to brush his teeth now that I bought him a sonic care toothbrush. They make you teeth feel really clean!

    Comment by Jill Hayes on December 31, 2009
  104. Tweeted

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    Comment by Jill Hayes on December 31, 2009
  105. Brushing teeth was always a part of “getting ready for bed” so the kids brushed (sometimes I did have to question amount of time spent (or not spent) so occasionally we had “do overs”

    Comment by Betty N on December 31, 2009
  106. tweet here
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    Comment by Betty N on December 31, 2009
  107. Electric toothbrushes do the job and make teeth-brushing fun!

    Comment by mervtheflamingo on January 1, 2010
  108. I don’t have kids, but when I do, I will get them to brush by making it a habit at a young age and explaining the importance of healthy teeth.

    mdmerenghi@gmail.com

    Comment by Mindy Merenghi on January 1, 2010
  109. We’re a bit too lax about teeth brushing around here. Usually I just let the kids do their own but they don’t do the most thorough job. So every once in a while I have to make sure they are really getting clean. The only way I can get them to open up is to “play dentist”.

    Comment by Char on January 1, 2010
  110. My mom used to make a game out of it. We had to brush our teeth as well as possible or else the plaque monster would get us. Didn’t scare us but it did make us laugh

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot}com

    Comment by DG on January 3, 2010
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    Comment by DG on January 3, 2010
  112. http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/7339209225

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    Comment by DG on January 3, 2010
  113. I don’t have to do anything and my daughter readily brushes, flosses, and rinses. Her dentist, dental hygienist, and school health teacher deserve the credit.

    Comment by momznite on January 3, 2010
  114. I tell them their teeth will fall out like grandpa’s if they dont brush…that usually works, but sometimes they say “That would be funny, I dont care if my teeth fall out” You win some, you lose some!
    mjf926 at gmail dot com

    Comment by Melinda on January 4, 2010
  115. My kids are good about brushing on their own, thanks to their teacher/dentist!
    artisticbaker@gmail.com

    Comment by Linda on January 4, 2010
  116. blogged:
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    Comment by Linda on January 4, 2010
  117. Tweeted

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    Comment by Linda on January 4, 2010
  118. My kids will only use Colgate regular toothpaste. As long as I have that, they have no problem with brushing their teeth. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    Comment by Nicole Price on January 5, 2010
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    Comment by Linda on January 5, 2010
  120. Tweeted
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    Comment by Melinda F. on January 5, 2010
  121. I don’t have to work too hard (yet!) He’s only 9 months old! ;)

    Comment by Sarah on January 5, 2010
  122. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/princesssls/status/7409014850

    Comment by Sarah on January 5, 2010
  123. My kid doesn’t really mind- I think she’s a neat freak already.

    Comment by annie on January 5, 2010
  124. I blogged

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    Comment by Sarah on January 5, 2010
  125. My kids don’t really put up much of a fight. It’s just been a part of their routine since birth

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    Comment by Blue Girl on January 5, 2010
  126. blogged here
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    Comment by Betty N on January 5, 2010
  127. We buy those spinning toothbrushes and in the am the kids brush beside mom or dad they imitate everything we do.
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    Comment by Night Owl mama on January 6, 2010
  128. http://twitter.com/Nightowlmama/status/7434105298

    Comment by Night Owl mama on January 6, 2010
  129. Brushing teeth was a part of the bedtime ritual and it was routine for my kids to brush their teeth

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    Comment by Joy on January 6, 2010
  130. tweeted

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    Comment by Joy on January 6, 2010
  131. I get my 20 month old to brush- er rather , let me brush by distracting him with the light switches – I brush while he flips the switches.

    Comment by Christina Hidek on January 6, 2010
  132. http://twitter.com/artisticbaker/status/7486527749

    Comment by Linda on January 7, 2010
  133. My kids are usually good, but bribery always works wonders!

    Comment by Melly on January 7, 2010
  134. Since I don’t have children of my own, I’ll share my friend’s story. She bought her children toothbrushes that play music, and when the music stops, the children can stop brushing their teeth. Its really a neat idea. And the kids love it!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Why I parked out front… =-.

    Comment by Cassie on January 8, 2010
  135. I tweeted! http://twitter.com/itsmecassieb/status/7545048273
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Why I parked out front… =-.

    Comment by Cassie on January 9, 2010
  136. My kids love to try new flavors of toothpaste.

    Comment by Julie Donahue on January 9, 2010
  137. I get my kids to brush by getting them nifty spinning toothbrushes. They’re happy to use them!

    Comment by Cindy on January 9, 2010
  138. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Getalonghome/status/7581051855

    Comment by Cindy on January 9, 2010
  139. Blogged here: http://getalonghome.com/2010/0.....-giveaway/

    Comment by Cindy on January 10, 2010
  140. I get my kids to brush by giving them fun character toothbrushes and toothpaste!

    Comment by LT on January 10, 2010
  141. Tweeted here:
    http://twitter.com/coloradomom.....7600926042

    Comment by LT on January 10, 2010
  142. would you believe my secret weapon is food coloring?

    I have them open their mouths and add a drop or two of food coloring under the tongue. Tell them to swish it around their mouth and spit it out. Rinse with water. Ask them to smile while looking into the mirror

    Now brush! I have them brush until all of the color is gone. Brush the tongue too. Carefully inspect your child’s teeth for any remaining color. If there is still color, then this is a place that wasn’t thoroughly brushed. Just re-brush that spot.

    Comment by catherine copeland on January 10, 2010
  143. I blogged about brushing here http://giveawaysonblogs.blogsp.....brush.html

    Comment by Janet Carpenter on January 11, 2010
  144. I blogged about the contest here
    http://giveawaysonblogs.blogsp.....brush.html

    Comment by Janet Carpenter on January 11, 2010
  145. I tweeted here
    http://twitter.com/janetmom2maya/status/7617933244

    Comment by Janet Carpenter on January 11, 2010
  146. I get flavored toothpastes and their favorite character toothbrushes for them!

    Comment by Jessie C. on January 11, 2010
  147. tweet.http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/7619927447

    Comment by Jessie C. on January 11, 2010
  148. blogged. http://tcarolinep.blogspot.com.....views.html

    Comment by Jessie C. on January 11, 2010
  149. I remind my kids of their recent dentist visit for fillings and that gets them moving.

    Comment by Nikki Luginbill on January 11, 2010
  150. Tweet Tweet http://twitter.com/nikkilugi/status/7626814607

    Comment by Nikki Luginbill on January 11, 2010
  151. Fun toothbrushes and great tasting toothpaste does the trick nicely.

    Comment by Maria P. on January 11, 2010
  152. Character toothbrushes never hurt, but a toothpaste that isn’t “too hot” would be awesome… I’ll have to give Tom’s Silly Strawberry a try.

    Comment by Micki G. on January 12, 2010
  153. We taught them very young, so it’s a habit now!

    Comment by Sean on January 12, 2010
  154. We showed them how to brush when they were young, and they like the flavored toothpastes now and the character brushes. It makes it easier to get them to brush :)

    Comment by Mel on January 12, 2010
  155. I get my son to brush by letting him pick a fun toothbrush.

    Comment by Sally Baldwin on January 12, 2010
  156. Making it fun with cute toothbrushes and tasty toothpaste is the way to do it.
    .-= Carolyn G´s last blog ..Tom’s and Blogher 1/15 =-.

    Comment by Carolyn G on January 13, 2010
  157. blogged http://theartofrandomwillynill.....r-115.html
    .-= Carolyn G´s last blog ..Tom’s and Blogher 1/15 =-.

    Comment by Carolyn G on January 13, 2010
  158. I have to nag my kids to brush :(

    Comment by Mommy Kennedy on January 13, 2010
  159. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/MommyKenned.....7720837461

    Comment by Mommy Kennedy on January 13, 2010
  160. Our kids are grown, but when they were younger, we encouraged them to brush by providing them with fun, kid-friendly toothbrushes and flavored toothpaste.

    Comment by Amy L on January 13, 2010
  161. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/amylou61/status/7726626382

    Comment by Amy L on January 13, 2010
  162. My girls like to use their steps when brushing their teeth

    Comment by Jennifer on January 13, 2010
  163. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/7727285330

    Comment by Jennifer on January 13, 2010
  164. I blogged:
    http://fibrofoggy.blogspot.com.....r-and.html

    Comment by Amy L on January 13, 2010
  165. I get the little girl I watch (I’m a nanny) by brushing my teeth at the same time ;-) we make faces in the mirror as we do it ;-)

    Comment by ErikaJean on January 13, 2010
  166. since showing the pics of rotted mouth…brushing is not a problem

    Comment by tiffany pettey on January 13, 2010
  167. I would set a timer in the bathroom for my son. He liked that he could see when he could stop. Would make a game of how many “brushes” he could get in

    Comment by Donna C. on January 14, 2010
  168. I promise a longer than usual story time with their choice of books.I have to say I’ve been thinking about a child’s toothpaste as I think their using what we use might be too strong tasting.

    Comment by madwoman-doing-cartw on January 14, 2010
  169. I have no problems getting my daughter to brush; she likes it. We use a character toothbrush with a timer & child’s toothpaste. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Comment by pixie13 on January 14, 2010
  170. I blogged
    http://pixie13-justconteststuf.....-card.html

    Comment by pixie13 on January 14, 2010
  171. tweet
    http://twitter.com/pixie13sweeps/status/7752922463

    Comment by pixie13 on January 14, 2010
  172. Getting our kids to brush was pretty easy since their school has a dental program. They were started at the age of 3 and with silly games and songs, brushing was made fun. They begged to brush. LOL

    Comment by Cheryl W on January 14, 2010
  173. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/7765366254

    Comment by Cheryl W on January 14, 2010
  174. My kids have the light up toothbrushes that let them know when they can quit brushing. They love to brush thier teeth and will do so without me asking ( They are 8 & 4)but we always do the ” who has the freshest breath contest” and the winner get a toy from the reward box.

    from1mom2another@msn.com

    Comment by Chrissy McPherson on January 14, 2010
  175. We try and make it more enticing by choosing fun toothbrushes (Disney, cartoon characters. etc.) and flavored toothpaste.

    Comment by Nancy on January 14, 2010
  176. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/status/7771355886

    Comment by Nancy on January 14, 2010
  177. I don’t have my own children but I tell the kids I watch that brushing your teeth is the “in” thing that teenagers love to do. They want to be cool like the older kids so it’s pretty easy to get them to brush! I also brush with them so we make a game out of it.

    Comment by Lydia on January 15, 2010
  178. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/princessla66/status/7787316966

    Comment by Lydia on January 15, 2010
  179. I don’t have any cavities, and my boys want to follow that example, so I have no trouble getting them to brush.

    Comment by CMC on January 15, 2010
  180. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/spitfyr323/statuses/7788693185

    Comment by CMC on January 15, 2010
  181. We brush every night before we go to bed. It is a daily routine

    Comment by Lindy on January 15, 2010
  182. My daughter is too young to brush her own teeth yet. When my stepchildren were younger, all I had to do to get them to brush is show them all the silver fillings in my mouth, then explain to them how they got there! Works every time.

    Comment by Snowflake07 (Audra) on January 15, 2010
  183. tweeted about the contest on twitter: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7803115634

    Comment by Snowflake07 (Audra) on January 15, 2010
  184. I just made it part of their daily routine to brush twice a day. In the morning after breakfast and right before bed. It has gone well so far.
    Twitter link: http://twitter.com/dizzylady1012/status/7803166653

    Comment by Helen S. on January 15, 2010
  185. My kids are old enough now they just do it as routine and no longer even think about it. When they were younger I found letting them pick their own toothbrush and “special” toothpaste helped, since it let them feel in control.

    Comment by Anne G on January 15, 2010
  186. I blogged
    http://lunaj1456.blogspot.com/.....ogher.html

    Comment by Anne G on January 15, 2010
  187. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/status/7804132269

    Comment by Anne G on January 15, 2010
  188. They just know that it is a must that they brush!

    Comment by Melody on January 15, 2010
  189. They like the battery powered brushes and like having a favorite character as the brush

    Comment by Gloria Dornin on January 15, 2010
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