Celebrate Oral Health Month With Arm and Hammer and a Giveaway!Monday, April 25, 2011
April is considered National Oral Health Month and the Canadian Dental Association wants us to remember the importance of good oral health. The best way to ensure a healthy mouth is to visit your dentist regularly. But that's not all.
Along with your dentist, you also play an important role in maintaining good dental health and in preventing oral disease. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day, limit food and beverages with a high sugar or acid content in your diet and avoid all tobacco products. Finally, if you see or feel anything irregular in your mouth, talk to your dentist immediately.Ever since I was a little girl, I would often get more cavities than I would care to admit. My penchant for chocolate, caramel, toffee, and candies was largely the cause of my dental woes. I also had poor dental hygiene habits. It was very distressing to know that every dental visit cost my parents a good fortune since they did not have any dental benefits, nor do they today. My father lost all of his teeth at a very young age and has had false teeth ever since I can remember. It is understandable why he indulged one Christmas and bought all three of us a battery powered toothbrush. I found it quite touching really. He didn't want us to suffer the way he did. Once I reached age 16, my pediatric dentist advised me to find another dentist who treated adults. But I didn't. Not until, that is, one of my fillings along with half the tooth had fallen out and required a root canal along with surgery to fix the receding gum line. Luckily, by that time, I had already started teaching full-time and took advantage of dental benefits. The procedures were painful and not fully successful as I discovered last year when the pain returned. They discovered a fifth root that hadn't appeared in the original x-ray. So another root canal (and one unsightly hole in my expensive crown) later, I find myself with a permanent reminder to teach better dental hygiene habits to my own two children.
This is why I am excited to share with you the ARM & HAMMER® My Way! ® battery-powered toothbrush for girls and boys. This customizable battery-powered toothbrush not only promotes brushing by making it fun, it helps to remove plaque while massaging the gum. The smaller brush head is suited for smaller mouths and is easy for little hands to operate. My favourite feature is the ability to customize the Spinbrush handle with a large variety of stickers that are included in each pack. And what kid doesn't love stickers, right? As a French teacher, I also appreciate that the Sprinbrush À Moi also includes accents. C'est très utile pour ceux dont leur nom contient des accents comme, par exemple, Émilie.
My daughter suggested we start with the letter stickers first. Then, after successful brushing, she can pick a sticker reward to apply to the brush handle. Just remember that the handle must dry before applying the stickers. There are so many to choose from!
As part of this review, I was super lucky to test out a brush for me as well! It's the ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush Pro Clean Sonic Battery Powered Toothbrush. I am really excited that I have my own since I haven't owned a battery powered toothbrush since my father bought me one as a kid. It is great for getting that straight-from-the-dentist-chair feeling and I love how it really massages the gum. It's also great for reaching wisdom teeth that are otherwise hard to get to. I was also able to try out the Arm & Hammer toothbrush for the first time and I actually like it. I was also tempted to open up the NEW ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush GloBrush but I think I'll use it as a gift for an older child. It features a two-minute timer with quadrant technology and lights up in a new colour every 30 seconds signalling the user to move on to the next section of the mouth. It's that brilliant? J'adore la technologie!
Sonic Battery Powered Brush Perks
- Micro-sweeping technology: 16,000 precision micro-sweeps per minute helps clean teeth and promote healthy gums
- Multi-angled and multi-level bristles help reach all the surface and hard to reach areas of the teeth while gum stimulators gently massage gums
- Ergonomic handle for easy grip and control in metallic red, blue, green and orange
- Portable convenience perfect for travelling. Includes two replaceable AA batteries
Retail MSRP: $19.99 to $21.99
This contest is now closed.
(Please scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out who won.)
- one ARM & HAMMER® My Way!® girls battery-powered toothbrush
- one ARM & HAMMER® My Way! ® boys battery-powered toothbrush
- one ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush Pro Clean Sonic Battery Powered Toothbrush
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Contest ends May 9, 2011 at 10 pm EST. Open to residents of Canada only. Winner will be selected using Random.org and must reply to the notification email within 48 hours or a new winner will be drawn.
And the winner is...
Disclosure: I received an ARM & HAMMER sample pack to help facilitate this review. This post is a reflection of my own personal thoughts and opinions.