Brushing our teeth each night, really is something we fight about nightly with Lennox. Some weeks she will love brushing her teeth and others, it’s a yelling match. I hate it – but she has some dental issues already (unpreventable ones, unfortunately) and I just want to make sure that we get her teeth clean at the end of each day. I have tried character toothbrushes, different flavor toothpastes, etc – but nothing seemed to make her want to brush her teeth enough.
I received the new Philips Sonicare Toothbrush for Kids to try out with her. This toothbrush is really great! It is kid friendly and still does much better than the standard manual toothbrush as well as other power toothbrushes. We decided to take the one week challenge to switch to this toothbrush and see how the routine went. Lennox was very excited about her new toothbrush and the fact that she could customize it, it “buzzed” and it played sounds.
A little more about the this Philips Sonicare toothbrush:
New Philips Sonicare for Kids is Designed Just For Kids
- KidTimer gradually increases to two minutes to train kids to brush for the dentist-recommended time.
- KidPacer provides fun sounds to encourage kids to brush the front and back part of their upper and lower teeth.
- Eight fun stickers for boys and girls allow kids to customize and make their toothbrush unique.
- Easy-grip handle is ergonomically designed to enable parents and kids to brush together or on their own.
- Stabilized hand piece makes it easy to apply toothpaste while the toothbrush lies flat on the counter.
New Philips Sonicare for Kids Delivers Outstanding Results
- Patented sonic technology drives fluid between teeth and along the gum-line, gently delivering more than 500 brush strokes per second.
- Removes up to 75% more plaque than a manual toothbrush in hand to reach area.
- Ultra-Soft brush heads are designed to gently clean and protect teeth as they grow.
- Great for kids with braces.
- Help kids form a lifetime of healthy oral care habits for less than the average cost to treat a single cavity.
Overall, I felt like her teeth were getting much cleaner, even in the short time she would brush them. The fact that she was getting over 400 brush strokes per second was really encouraging. Now that we have a great toothbrush for Lennox to use, I have been trying to think of something to get Lennox even more motivated to brush her teeth in general and fight us less. I found this simple Brush Your Teeth chart on Pinterest that can be made out of a picture frame, printout and dry eraser pen. I think I will try it and see if it helps! Do you have any tips to help with brushing teeth?
Philips has put together this interesting infographic as well on routine and letting children help take care of themselves and how to balance that as a parent.
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post but did receive free product in return for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.