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July 7, 2016

Arm & Hammer Spider-Man Spinbrush Kids Powered Marvel Heroes Toothbrush



"Well, he doesn't like to brush!" This is the most common response that I hear from parents when I inquire about their toddler's toothbrushing habits. Of course, your kid doesn't like to brush! Do you like to brush? I'm a dentist and I sometimes even find the habit taxing.  Oh, and please don't ask about flossing because well, flossing is like punishment. 

I'll tell you a funny story. My youngest sister was a competitive swimmer. She had a wonderful career swimming in college and all around the world. Well, she also had braces for what seemed like an eternity. Real time, she was in wires and brackets for about three years but she was so accustomed to getting the broccoli out from in between her teeth that even after her braces were removed, she remained compulsive about the ritual even to the point of flossing immediately after her races. She'd jump out of the pool like a super hero and even before warming down, she would reach for the floss. It was hilarious! (Click here to find out why we love Reach Waxed Dental Floss).


Back to the topic that kids don't like to brush! Well, let's be honest, they don't even like to eat their dinner even when they have the options of super fun and tasty kid friendly meals. I still chase my three year-old around with a spoon full of rice and veggies, which is particularly challenging when he's climbing the walls like Spider-Man. The good news is that, unlike adults, most kids are easily programmable. However, you have to make the habit fun and the best way to spark enthusiasm about toothbrushing is to get toys involved. 

When it comes to oral care, let your kiddo take charge! Next time you're in the market, take a stroll down the oral care aisle and let him pick out the toothbrush that he likes! The Arm & Hammer Spider-Man Spinbrush is a fun one! From the Marvel Heroes collection, the battery operated brush spins webs just like Spidey! Make your kiddo brush and he'll learn to like it. He might even ask you if you've been flossing. 



Which toothbrush is your child's favorite? Please share your thoughts with us in the comment box below. We love feedback as we strive to put the fun back into brushing and flossing!       


3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tips. It's such a struggle to get my little one to brush but I'm sure he'll love the spidey products. He loves super heroes and Spider-Man is his favorite! Hopefully toothbrushing will be more of a pleasure for him now! Wish me luck...

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    1. Best of luck! Starting these habits early will benefit you and your family for years to come!

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