Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste review and giveaway - win a $100 Visa giftcard!



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



When I was a kid, getting ready for bed was boring. We used whatever the grownups used to wash our hair, scrub our bodies and brush our teeth. No fun flavors or yummy scents, no cartoon characters on the bottles. No wonder I hated going to bed. Things are so much better in today's world of personal care products for kids! I know, I know, it's the usual You've-got-it-easy-in-my-day-I-had-to-walk-five-miles-to-milk-the-cow story, but as a parent I'm nothing but happy at the way kid-friendly products turn bathing and brushing teeth into a fun, pleasant activity. It goes without saying that the ingredients in a kids' product should be gentle, not harmful. BlogHer Reviews recently sent us a tube of Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste for kids, which I was more than happy to try because I know Tom's of Maine has a reputation for safe, natural and effective. But is Tom's kid-friendly?

The Basics
Tom's of Maine Natural Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste for kids is flavored with real fruit flavor oils, not artificial sweeteners. It uses naturally-sourced fluoride to help prevent cavities, and uses calcium and silica to clean. The toothpaste comes in two flavors, Silly Strawberry and Outrageous Orange-Mango. Here's what Tom's has to say about this product:

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. (Check out the Tom's official site)


The Bongga
The verdict is in: Tom's is definitely kid-friendly. Even the name, Silly Strawberry, and the friendly little parrot on the toothpaste tube got my kids smiling. I asked 3Po if he felt like doing a silly dance while brushing his teeth with the Silly Stawberry toothpaste, and since my kids have been shoved in front of cameras since birth, 3Po was more than happy to comply. So without further ado, here's a video of 3Po brushing himself silly:



The Pea got into the act as well:



Best of all, this toothpaste is as natural as my kids' smiles! I love the fact that there are no artifical ingredients. No saccharin, or sparkles, just calcium and silica and fluoride. And at about $3 per 4-oz tube, it's reasonably priced!

The Blah
The Pea gave this toothpaste a very balanced review; she liked the flavor but thought it was too mild:



I myself have no problem with the flavor; I quite like the subtle strawberry taste, and I think it smells divine. My problem with the toothpaste is the vintage-y metal tube it comes in. I just find it hard to squeeze and unsightly. Why bother with this kind of 70's era packaging anyway? Can it be recycled?

Update 12/18/09: Tom's of Maine has contacted me with an answer to my question above: yes, they do use environmentally sustainable packaging! Two thumbs up to Tom's for their eco-awareness and quick customer response :)


The Bottom Line
Tomt's of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste gets your kids' teeth clean and healthy without artificial ingredients. And it still manages to look, smell and taste like a kids' toothpaste, which means kids are happy to brush with it.


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Disclaimer: this is a compensated review. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Shel on December 15, 2009 at 8:34 AM said...

I nag my daughter constantly to brush her teeth. I keep hoping that she won't develop problem teeth like I have. My daughter doesn't care for minty toothpaste and strawberry is something she does like. This might encourage her to brush more on her own without me yapping at her to do it.

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JCman7 on December 15, 2009 at 9:27 AM said...

Well I dont have any kids but my mom still yells at me to brush my teeth! lol its a habit now though but sometimes I do forget which is not good...

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2old2tap on December 15, 2009 at 10:07 AM said...

Kid is grown and gone, but now there's a grandbaby. And I'm always looking for fun flavors for myself.

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Mami2jcn on December 15, 2009 at 11:35 AM said...

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.

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Kim on December 15, 2009 at 11:49 AM said...

we sing his FAVORITE songs to get him to cooperate!

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We brush our teeth together and we sing the brush your teeth song (silly sound effects)

Linda V on December 15, 2009 at 5:02 PM said...

I tend to brush my teeth at the same time and keep inspect after.

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We have the same routine everyday. That way my daughters know what is expected of them. I never have a problem getting them to brush, if anything I have to curtail my 3yo from brushing her teeth all day long...LOL!

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Jaina's Mom on December 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM said...

I am really lucky my daughter loves to brush her teeth, dont have to do anything, She does have a hello kitty spin brush, but goes right in the bathroom and yells for help with the toothpaste.

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karenmed409 on December 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM said...

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

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Terra H. on December 15, 2009 at 11:46 PM said...

I didn't take the best care of my teeth when I was younger. That, coupled with lots of sugary drinks, has caused many cavities and a couple of my teeth to break off. My kids see my teeth and how they look. They don't want that for themselves, so they make sure they brush their teeth often.
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cdziuba on December 16, 2009 at 4:44 AM said...

I don't nag, I just set a good example and make sure the kids know what is expected of them, and they follow suit.


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We get fun toothbrushes for use daughter to use; like the Carebears that play a song to let you know how long you need to brush
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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.
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Christy on December 16, 2009 at 7:17 AM said...

My daughter's been against brushing lately so I've found that if I brush my teeth at the same time with her, she's happy.

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My godson is now two years old! :) Believe it or not, he LIKES brushing his teeth.
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I get the kids to brush their teeth by getting them cute and fun toothbrushes with flavored toothpaste. It seems to work at getting them to brush longer. Thank you!
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Kelsey Kim on December 16, 2009 at 2:12 PM said...

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.
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My kid uses this toothpaste. It's the only kind she'll use, the others are too minty for her. kimstoys at gmail dot com

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tell them their teeth will fall out like grandpa if they dont brush...that works :)

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Lori A. on December 17, 2009 at 8:26 AM said...

My kids don't really give me much trouble anymore about brushing their teeth. But, I still try to do things to keep it "fun". We get them fun electric toothbrushes with their favorite characters or designs. Sometimes I will sing to help pass the 2 minutes faster. We also have some of that mouthwash that you swish around and it leaves blue where you need to brush/floss more. They think that's fun.
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Jenny on December 17, 2009 at 9:26 AM said...

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!

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Andrea on December 17, 2009 at 3:27 PM said...

My boys hate to brush their teeth! We normally just try to buy different flavors of toothpaste with hopes that they will eventually like one of them. So far, not so good! I will have to try Tom's to see if maybe it will be the one that does the trick!

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I don't have kids, but my brother makes tooth-brushing a family affair - everyone does it together. It seems to work.

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Heather Lopez on December 17, 2009 at 6:33 PM said...

My son has 1 tooth and my daughter loves brushing her teeth.

Ann on December 17, 2009 at 6:59 PM said...

I used to have to tell my oldest daughter that Elmo was hiding in her mouth and we needed to get in to find him. Fortunately, now, I just tell them, "Time to brush teeth" and they go and start and I go over them.

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Robyn on December 18, 2009 at 9:59 AM said...

I get my oldest son to brush by allowing him to brush in the shower, it gets the job done without the battle.

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My daughter loves brushing her teeth. She brushes before bed. She loves it.

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Charity Donovan on December 19, 2009 at 11:15 AM said...

With my quadruplets, it's monkey see - monkey do! Once one of them is "having fun" brushing they all happily line up!

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Haydensmommy05 on December 19, 2009 at 4:23 PM said...

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!
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Delilah on December 20, 2009 at 5:52 PM said...

So far my kids enjoy brushing their teeth, but they are still on training toothpaste until they learn to spit. lol! I buy toothbrushes with their fave characters on them and it does the trick. Once I make the swtch to real toothpaste I will definitely go with Tom's!

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Snowflake07 on December 21, 2009 at 10:24 AM said...

I used to show all my shiny silver fillings in my teeth to my stepkids and tell them if they didn't brush, this was what would happen. Works every time.

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My kids are three and one year old so I brush their teeth myself, they don't have a choice!

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Ree on December 21, 2009 at 8:16 PM said...

We have kiddos brush teeth as part of our daily routine, and then make a super big deal and tell them how shiny their teeth are afterwards...

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Shawna on December 22, 2009 at 7:03 AM said...

This is a little on the horrible side, but I tell 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.

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Asianmommy on December 22, 2009 at 1:44 PM said...

My daughter has already gotten cavities, so I just tell her that we need to brush to avoid getting any more!

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Let them pick out their own toothpaste --- little mini tubes are especially appealing.

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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!
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The Murray Crew on December 23, 2009 at 8:40 PM said...

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!

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My daughter likes to pretend to sneak up on the food and brush it out!

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We love to brush our teeth at our house! The priority for our independent child is making sure he still let us help get all the teeth entirely clean.

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My daughter doesn’t have enough teeth for a good brushing! I’m sure having strawberry/cherry toothpaste couldn’t hurt!

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Annette D on December 26, 2009 at 7:08 PM said...

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.
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I think a fun toothbrush encourages children to brush their teeth. If it is their favorite color or features a favorite tv show character, they are more interested in it and more willing to brush without coaxing. :)
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If they brushed when asked they got to stay up a extra 15 mins. if not brush then right to bed.

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I just gave the the look, they got their teeth brushed LOL

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we have contests to see who can brush the longest...plus the Disney Princess use the same toothpaste (wink!)

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It is part of the morning and night routine. When they won't, I nag!
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Erin from Long Island on December 29, 2009 at 12:05 AM said...

My daughter and I like to dance and sing the "brush your teeth" song. It always gets the job done!

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Kim on December 29, 2009 at 9:09 AM said...

I use a musical toothbrushing timer and also have a variety of fun toothpastes made just for kids!

Kim
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tjwor on December 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM said...

Became a fan on facebook

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mar on December 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM said...

I guess I am lucky. My young grandson just knows to brush his teeth after meals, it is just part of his daily routine.

tjwor on December 29, 2009 at 9:24 AM said...

Followed on blogger

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tjwor on December 29, 2009 at 9:25 AM said...

Tweeted this giveaway

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~ Cee ~ on December 29, 2009 at 9:26 AM said...

I've enjoyed reading these comments, as I've struggled with this very issue with my daughter. She is only a toddler, however, and so far the best trick I have is using the finger tip brushes. I bought her her own toothbrush, but she's more interested in chewing on the bristles or trying to sneakily brush the dog's teeth ;) Thank you for this great giveaway!
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Melinda on December 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM said...

following on FB

Melinda on December 29, 2009 at 9:33 AM said...

following on blogger
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Anonymous said...

I tell them to brush their teeth or they will fall out like grandma's :)

artisticbaker at gmail dot com

Blue Girl said...

I tell them no dessert the next day if they don't brush their teeth

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deb c on December 29, 2009 at 9:39 AM said...

She loves Spiderman, so I got her a Spiderman Electric toothbrush and
now it's fun to brush.

mverno on December 29, 2009 at 9:43 AM said...

it comes natural we have always done this since they started getting teeth mverno@roadrunner.com

cdziuba on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM said...

My husband and are are very fastidious about our oral health. We teach the kids by example, and let them choose their own toothbrushes when we go shopping. cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile

cdziuba on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM said...

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cdziuba on December 29, 2009 at 9:46 AM said...

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ocarrrie on December 29, 2009 at 9:56 AM said...

well of course I payed him :(

ocarrrie on December 29, 2009 at 9:57 AM said...

tweeted also @ocarrie

5webs on December 29, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

I get my kids to brush their teeth by doing it for them. They are too young still to do a thorough job (ages 4, 3, and 2), so I I brush their teeth and then let them play around with their toothbrushes for a few minutes.
Alicia Webster
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Chad on December 29, 2009 at 10:08 AM said...

We use the blue rinse on the market so he can see the areas he needs to work at. He thinks it is funny and likes to use a little "game board" timer to know when he is done.

Sonya on December 29, 2009 at 10:16 AM said...

I just brush my teeth with Gracie. If she sees me doing it, she wants to do the same thing.

Tamara B. on December 29, 2009 at 10:29 AM said...

They have their own special character tooth brush,their own little paper cup dispenser and a fun flavored toothpaste. When they are done their is a chart on the fridge and they can put a star under their name. When each child has collect seven stars they get to pick a treat or little toy from the goodie box.
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Tamara B. on December 29, 2009 at 10:29 AM said...

I am a fan on Facebook(Tamara Bennington)
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Tamara B. on December 29, 2009 at 10:30 AM said...

I follow on Blogger (tamaraben or Tamara B.)
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anny32 on December 29, 2009 at 10:35 AM said...

brennon is very good at brushing, i just tell him its time and he goes

Anonymous said...

let them pick out the toothbrush and toothpaste and they will LOVE brushing! Strawberry would be my favorite!

frogz60@hotmail.com

mindy on December 29, 2009 at 10:47 AM said...

brush to a tune thanks minsthins at optonline dot net

Verging on 40 on December 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

I buy Tom's toothpaste because the kids like the taste much better than the other brands.

Verging on 40 on December 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

I am a fan on facebook (KLM40)

Verging on 40 on December 29, 2009 at 10:49 AM said...

I follow you (Vergingon40)

Courtney on December 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM said...

i get them fun tooth brushes!

Courtney on December 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM said...

FB fan courtney bella

iluv2blog on December 29, 2009 at 11:10 AM said...

To get them to brush I just say, " Let's go to the dentist".

iluv2blog on December 29, 2009 at 11:13 AM said...

tweeted
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Sara on December 29, 2009 at 11:14 AM said...

Kinda mean,but I found pictures of rotten teeth on the internet and showed them to my son. He brushes he teeth faithfully now!

Courtney on December 29, 2009 at 11:17 AM said...

blog follower

Courtney on December 29, 2009 at 11:17 AM said...

tweet

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Anonymous said...

if i had kids, i'd probably bribe them to brush properly! Rob, rf60527@att.net

Anonymous said...

My kids have a timer on their tooth brushes. This helps but they are also motivated by the fact that they both had a cavity at their last appt (ages 9 and 11) and do NOT want to get a filling again.

rmc1ra(at)aol(dot)com

MommyToTwoBoys on December 29, 2009 at 11:59 AM said...

Believe it or not my guys like brushing! Maybe it is because they are still young. My 3 year old loves the tasty toothpaste we use. And the baby loves just chewing on the toothbrush for a few minutes.

MommyToTwoBoys on December 29, 2009 at 12:01 PM said...

I am following you on Blogger. My profile name is MommyToTwoBoys. But I might be wrong, it could be JaysMomIsHome. Sorry, I have too many accounts in too many places...

MommyToTwoBoys on December 29, 2009 at 12:02 PM said...

I RTed! http://twitter.com/JaysMomIsHome/status/7169947172

NL6369 on December 29, 2009 at 12:14 PM said...

I always had my daughter brush her dolls "teeth" first, then she allowed me to do hers. Eventually she wanted to be the one to brush her own teeth. So I brought her to the store, had her pick out her own toothbrush and toothpaste and she was excited to use the things hee picked out.

NL6369 on December 29, 2009 at 12:16 PM said...

I am a fan on Facebook (eyzofblu63)

NL6369 on December 29, 2009 at 12:28 PM said...

I follow (@eyzofblu63) and tweeted http://twitter.com/eyzofblu63/status/7170661866

MOMFOREVERANDEVER on December 29, 2009 at 12:50 PM said...

seriously just remind them they want teeth when they grow up

PAIGE on December 29, 2009 at 12:52 PM said...

I'm very lucky - my kids like to brush their teeth. I don't have to do anything.

Pat on December 29, 2009 at 2:03 PM said...

They each got to pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste.

pbabcock2004(at)verizon(dot)net

cookiert on December 29, 2009 at 2:34 PM said...

My son has a chore chart that he has to complete every night, and "brush teeth and floss" is on it!

cookiert at yahoo

peg42 on December 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM said...

I have to stand and watch my kids brush their teeth. They try to just wet the brush and say they brushed their teeth otherwise. So, it's really quite frustrating having to check every morning and night.
I love all these comments. I hope to get some creative ideas to help get my kids more motivated.
Thanks so much for this giveaway and Happy New Year.

peg42 on December 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM said...

I became a Facebook fan (Margaret E. Smith)
Thanks again.

peg42 on December 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM said...

I'm a blogger follower (peg42)
Thanks again.

Deb on December 29, 2009 at 3:13 PM said...

It is SO hard to get my daughter to brush her teeth! We have to hound her every night just to make sure she does it! Ugh! She has needed so much dental work it is embarassing!

Amber on December 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM said...

I make my kids brush their teeth by making it a competition between them to remember and whenever we go to the dentist, if he says that they are doing a good job, we go out for a treat like bowling afterwards. So they really do try!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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kh123856 on December 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM said...

We brush our teeth together!

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Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM I TOLD THEM THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO DO A CHORE IF THEY BRUSHED THEIR TEETH FAITHFULLY FOR ONE WEEK.....THEY USUALLY DID AND THEN IT JUST BECAME A HABIT FOR THEM TO BRUSH

abfantom on December 29, 2009 at 3:44 PM said...

We try to make it as fun as possible for my daughter by letting her pick her toothbrushes and tooth paste.

abfantom at yahoo dot com

Leslie on December 29, 2009 at 3:55 PM said...

It's important to set a good example and let your kids see you enjoying brushing your teeth from the time they are very young. I've never had a problem with a child being reluctant to brush.

Leslie on December 29, 2009 at 3:57 PM said...

FB fan- Leslie Price.

Leslie on December 29, 2009 at 3:59 PM said...

Blogger follower- Leslie

Leslie on December 29, 2009 at 4:01 PM said...

Tweeted http://twitter.com/lprice79/status/7176691453

KPort207 on December 29, 2009 at 4:13 PM said...

I look for fun flavors of toothpastes or fun character toothbrushes, thanks.

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