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Tips & Tools for Better Brushing – Win the Twooth Timer!

Brushing Toddler Teeth

“You don’t have to brush your teeth – just the ones you want to keep.” – Author Unknown

I’m pretty lucky – Abby LOVES brushing her teeth. She sneaks into all of the bathrooms in the house to steal people’s toothbrushes, and then proudly comes to show us as she brushes her “teef” with our own brush. While I don’t appreciate the expense of constantly buying new toothbrushes for everyone, I do totally appreciate that she is off to a great start in keeping those tiny toddler teeth healthy. But while she can’t wait to brush each morning and night – The boys in my house used to be the total opposite! Like every mom, I try to avoid fighting, nagging, whining, or complaining in my house – so when we have a challenge, I try to come up with a solution to make the task fun. And that’s where the Twooth Timer comes to the rescue!

Twooth Timer

“Using Twooth Timer twice a day, Helps your kids fight tooth decay!”

The Twooth Timer is exactly what it sounds like it would be – A super fun timer to encourage your kids to brush their teeth longer. Experts recommend brushing for at least 2 minutes – but the average kiddo only brushes for around 30 seconds – Yikes! And, tooth decay is the most common chronic childhood ailment – 5 times more common even than asthma. Clearly, we could all use a few tools to help kids do a better job in brushing, right?

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Tips and Tools for Better Brushing

We used to have quite a bit of trouble with oral health care in this house – The boys {5 and 8 years old} went to their yearly check-ups last year, and both had quite a few cavities. They never wanted to brush their teeth – I had to remind them a million times each morning and night, and couldn’t seem to get them to add it to their regular routine on their own. But, we got a little more creative, and at their last check-up they both got a big thumbs up for no new cavities! I’ll share a few of the tips and tools that work best for our family –

  • Use a reminder – We have a big white board in the hall that lists each thing that the kids need to do in the morning before school, and then again in the evening before bed. They get to check off each day that they complete everything – and 5 check marks during the week gets them a fun reward on the weekend! Sure, it’s a bit of bribery, but it’s worked wonders in keeping them on task.
  • Get fun supplies – Let the kids help you shop for brushing supplies. They’ll be much more excited to brush with a cool super hero toothbrush that they choose themselves. Get a fun toothpaste – We use the Xlear Spry Tooth Gel in Strawberry Banana – And try those cool character-themed floss picks too. There are a lot of fun choices you can check out – They might cost a little more than a store brand product, but if they can save you money on dentist bills, they’re well worth it!
  • Get the Twooth Timer! – When it’s time to brush, the kids simply turn the timer to the big number 2, and get to brushing. At our house, they like to “race” – They brush as fast as they can for the full two minutes, making sure that they get every single tooth before the timer goes off. I love that they can go brush their teeth on their own, and I know that they’ll do a great job, since they always brush until the Twooth Timer tells them to stop. They think it’s super fun – I think it’s super effective!

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Comments

  1. “So so cool and great idea for children, even fro adult :-) ” I mean the Buzzy, a small vibrating bee with a unique ice pack! I super love it and definitely will buy it for my family!
    Thank You So Much for introducing us the cool and useful products! I Love It!!!

  2. I unique pain reliever that vibrates and has an ice pack. Something that is all natural and so simple!

  3. That’s awesome! I always find it a struggle to get my kid to brush her teeth… It’s a neverending battle… Thanks for the tips.

  4. The buzzy would be a great product to have with two boys in the house!

  5. What a useful little gadget! My kids would LOVE to brush if we had this. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I learned that buzzies are not for eating-I would have thought it okay since it vibrates like some of little mans teething toys.

  7. Buzzy has icy cold wings and his tummy vibrates when you touch his head. such a smart idea for little ones! it’s like a toy!
    tam s.

  8. susan varney says

    The Blue Gel Wings will freeze solid in about 30 minutes in a good freezer. The white ice wings take about 1 hour.

  9. Lisa Taylor says

    I learned that the Beestractors take the kids mind off the pain

  10. Laura Emerson says

    I learned how one mom said this was the only thing that worked for her young daughter’s Diabetes, This is great since my 3 year old has the same disease.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  11. Laura Emerson says

    I learned that according to the US Surgeon General that more than 51 million school hours are lost each year due to dental related illness,
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  12. katie coriston says

    unique pain reliever that vibrates and has an ice pack

    katiecoriston at aol dot com

  13. April bever says

    Buzzy is simply a small vibrating bee with a unique ice pack. Put it near any sharp pain, and presto! Using natural pain relief, Buzzy confuses your body’s own nerves and distracts attention away, thereby dulling or eliminating sharp injection pain. In the same way that rubbing a bumped elbow helps, or cool running water soothes a burn, Buzzy crowds out pain by sending stronger motions sensations down the nerves instead . Cool! Research shows it really works.In an emergency department, nurses and doctors can get too busy to wait for numbing creams for needle procedures. For newly diagnosed diabetic children, the medical community has a history of expecting kids to just get used to needle pain. For shots, for bee stings, for boo-boos, for injected medicines,… for all acute pain management, we developed Buzzy to put instant pain management in YOUR hands.

    A pilot trial in adults for IV starts (Clinical Journal of Pain, October 2009) found that Buzzy® significantly decreased needle pain. A randomized study in children needing IV starts in the emergency department also showed significantly decreased pain by child and parent report, with INCREASED success on the first try. Buzzy has been used for dentistry, travel immunizations, fertility shots, and finger pricks, splinter removal, flu injections and more!

  14. Maria Balmeo says

    Buzzy® uses natural pain relief by confusing your body’s own nerves and distracting attention away from the poke.
    I think its a wonderful idea, i remember my nephew cried a lot when i took him to get his vaccines.

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