Monday, June 20, 2011

GUM Oral Care Products Review & Giveaway!



Like most children, Ashton doesn't always enjoy brushing his teeth.  In fact, he considers it a pretty boring chore so we've been trying to think of ways to make it a little more exciting for him so that he'll learn to get into the good habit of brushing and flossing his teeth, at least, twice daily.  Oral Health is very important, especially for growing children and now that Ashton lost his first two baby teeth we want to make sure his adult teeth that are growing in, are healthy and strong.  I recently came across GUM Oral Care products and read a couple reviews and saw how much other kids loved their products and thought this would be perfect to get Ashton excited about brushing and flossing his teeth. 


What are Sunstar GUM Oral Care Products?
According to their website, "Much more than toothbrushes, Sunstar Americas, Inc. is a leader in innovative new products and partnerships within the global community with a goal toward improving both oral and systemic health.  Our mission is to improve overal systemic health by helping people of all ages have stronger, healthier gums and teeth.  We are committed to providing innovative, high quality oral health products to consumers and dental professionals.  Furthermore, we take a leadership role in working with the industry to educate and motivate people to make a lifelong commitment to oral health."
My Review
The wonderful people at Sunstar GUM Oral Care Products sent us over a super cool light up Crayola toothbrush and a pack of Crayola flossers for Ashton!  The night after they arrived we put them to the test.  Ashton needed a new toothbrush so this couldn't have come at a better time!  To my surprise, he was actually excited about trying out his new toothbrush!  I wasn't sure if anything was going to be able to catch his attention when it came to brushing those pearly whites, but this really did the trick!  He loved the fact that it lit up and although it seemed like it was the longest minute of his life at first, after a few days of brushing with it, the time flies by.  Here are some more great features:

The flossers are great too but we found them a little hard for someone still learning to brush and Ashton ended up cutting his gums a couple times, no biggie though.  They're brightly colored and they fit right into his little hands which he loved because he could do it all by himself. Remember there's more to just brushing and flossing to make sure your next dental visit is a healthy one! 

*Replace your toothbrush every 2-3 months or as soon as the bristles are worn down or bent.  A worn toothbrush won't do a good job of cleaning your teeth. Replace after illness as well!
*Dentists recommend brushing for 60 seconds or longer.  When activated the GUM Crayola light activated toothbrush flashes for 1 minute intervals so your child will learn to brush longer!
*After cleaning the surface of your teeth don't forget to brush your tongue, which helps remove bacteria from your mouth.
*Clean between your teeth. GUM Crayola flossers are great for kids!
*Eat a balanced diet and limit between meal snacks.
Visit your dentist twice a year for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Where can you find Sunstar GUM Oral Care products?
If you're interested in trying out any of the products featured in this review or if you'd like to see what else Sunstar GUM has to offer you can visit their website.  There you'll find a lot of valuable information including Oral Care 101 - tips for any stage of your life, as well as a handy "Find a Dentist" guide.  

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