Silly Strawberry Toothpaste Giveaway

Silly Strawberry Toothpaste Giveaway

In our home tooth brushing is VERY important! It’s something we do every morning and night and with two children ages 2 1/2 and 5 years of age, it isn’t something that they love to do. We don’t have dental insurance, I don’t like gross looking teeth or bad breath and oral hygenie is linked to good health – so I say brush up! Not always an easy task but with some silly little stories and tricks up my sleeve the teeth are brushed and so far we are cavity free!

Silly StrawberryOne toothpaste my children have tried and like is, Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste. It features naturally-sourced sodium monofluorophosphate as its active ingredient to provide cavity protection, and calcium to clean. Real strawberry flavor oils—not artificial sweeteners, dyes, or sparkles—are the basis for its kid-friendly appeal. I like that my children can use Tom’s Children Natural Toothpaste and that it carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance – my dentist likes this too!

My silly tooth brushing trick I use at home: I tell the kids that we need to brush away the sugar bugs and they open their mouths, I look inside and with big eyes I say I see one and I brush it away! They giggle and tooth brushing becomes fun not a chore!

Want to win a Silly Strawberry trial size version for your children? It’s super easy!

1.  Leave me a comment telling me a silly story about how you get your child to brush their teeth. Do you have a song, a clever little story or maybe there’s a silly tooth brushing habit your family has? Let’s share tips to encourage our children to brush their teeth.

2. Follow me @greenmom on Twitter and tweet the following:

@greenmom giving away Silly Strawberry toothpaste for kids! http://ow.ly/zhAf  Ends 11.20.09 #sillystraw

I will randomly draw 25 winners who will have to provide their contact information to Tom’s of Maine to receive their sample. Half of the winners from Twitter using the #sillystraw and half the winners from comments on the blog post. Winners will be announced via a blog post and it is the winner’s responsibility to check back on 11.20.09 to see if they have won and fill out the contact form.  To make this easy subscribe via email for Green and Clean Mom updates so you do not miss the blog post that announces the 25 winners! Winners will have until 11.27.09 to claim their prize.

HINT: You can leave a comment plus use Twitter and do retweets for additional chances to win! Only one comment per person and Twitter ID. Twitter winners must be following me on Twitter to claim prize!

This is a sponsored giveaway from Tom’s of Maine. See official Green and Clean Mom giveaway rules.

Poquette is a K12.com 3rd grade teacher, a social media and marketing consultant (in her free time), blogger and children’s book author. She has a knack for vetting bloggers, creating blogger campaigns and connecting brands and bloggers. She speaks locally, regionally and nationally on blogging, social media and education. She’s worked with top name brands and has been mentioned and featured in the New York Times, ABC News Online, The Wall Street Journal and several others.

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  • http://www.cookingupafamily.com Courtney

    man i cant even think of any silly stories about toothpaste! all i know she is adores it and would probably brush her teeth all the time!
    .-= Courtney ´s last blog ..How I Plan for company, Weekend Itinerary! =-.

  • Sarah

    we make loud “aaaahhh”s and “eeeeee”s sounds while we brush, to get the backs then fronts. my kids love this toothpaste.

  • Laura Emerson

    My children brush their teeth to the song “the brush in the mouth goes up and down, up and down and all around” It is similar to the “wheels on the bus and has the same tune. I know it might sound kind of silly, but they are having so much fun with the song that they brush longer and more thoroughly.

  • http://www.livingawholelife.blogspot.com Living A Whole Life

    We don’t do anything original although from the time they could talk they didn’t like it when I would drink coffee and have “coffee breath” so we always go upstairs and brush our teeth to get rid of our coffee breath. I need a little song though – that would make it more fun!

    Karla Heaman
    .-= Living A Whole Life´s last blog ..How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Seed Milk =-.

  • http://www.whiterteethwithsarah.com/ Laura Emerson

    My children brush their teeth to the song “the brush in the mouth goes up and down, up and down and all around” It is similar to the “wheels on the bus and has the same tune. I know it might sound kind of silly, but they are having so much fun with the song that they brush longer and more thoroughly.
    OH! You’re my new favorite blogger fyi

  • http://www.coloncleanseadvice.net/ Laura Emerson

    My children brush their teeth to the song “the brush in the mouth goes up and down, up and down and all around” It is similar to the “wheels on the bus and has the same tune. I know it might sound kind of silly, but they are having so much fun with the song that they brush longer and more thoroughly.
    Oops…forgot to say great post! Looking forward to your next one.

  • Ashley

    My daughter loves trains right now, so we got her a toothbrush with a train on it. She walks over to the sink and says “Choo Choo” until you get her tothbrush ready for her.

  • Dawn Sollitto

    My son likes when I sing the Josie and the Pussycats theme song. He keeps brushing when I keep singing!

  • Jessica

    My 19 month old loves to brush his teeth and since he got a new elmo toothbrush he asks to brush his teeth multiple times a day! I love Laura’s idea of singing. We may start doing that too!

  • http://circleoflifeblog.blogspot.com Multi-Tasking Mommy

    We do the sugar bugs trick too.

    I also tell them that I find their favourite characters (books, tv etc.) hiding in their teeth and I pretend that they are being very stubborn and they are hiding in their teeth. This trick works for brushing their hair as well. We giggle and giggle over this.
    .-= Multi-Tasking Mommy´s last blog ..Beauty is From Within =-.

  • Jennifer M

    I make up songs about Ruth the Tooth, and Keith the Teeth, set to the tune of “Little White Dove.”

  • Michelle

    We pretend to brush one of her “babies” teeth. It sometimes works. We also will brush our teeth at the same time.

  • http://www.whitening--teeth.com/ Michelle

    We pretend to brush one of her “babies” teeth. It sometimes works. We also will brush our teeth at the same time.
    P.S. – Sorry, forgot to tell you great post!

  • Stephanie V.

    We take turns brushing (my little boy first of course) saying “Just like the dentist!”
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  • Vicki Wurgler

    the boys love to brush their teeth-I tell them they have to brush out the sugar bugs and after, we take a small mirror and check to see how they shine

  • http://www.momgoinggreen.wordpress.com/ Heather Prenger

    Jack loves sinks. I think its the instant gratification when the knob is turned and water comes out. He loves to brush as long as he can turn the water on and off.

  • Anonymous

    Hello,
    You are very literally lowering the IQ of yourself and family when you put that toothpaste in your mouth. Along with hurting the brain, fluoride is stored in the bones and causes bone cancer, it also hurts the thyroid and causes a host of other serious problems. The fluoride in your toothpaste is an aluminum byproduct, not natural from the Earth. Please switch to other natural fluoride free toothpastes like Jason Power Smile. Also, Tom’s is a sell-out company and should not be supported by anyone caring about the Earth..

  • Aline

    We use a pink egg timer that the dentist gave us so my daughter knows how long to brush her teeth. For some reason she like to watch the timer and see how long she can brush her teeth (lucky for us).

  • Renee C

    I ask my 2 yr old daughter what kinds of sounds different animals make, and as she makes the sounds, I brush her teeth. She opens her mouth different ways depending on what sounds she is making, so after a few animals I’ve been able to reach all her teeth.

  • Hurdler4eva

    We have a little timer that buzzes for 60 seconds so the children know how long to brush for! One time my daughter started laughing while using it and the toothbrush sprayed all over the mirror!

  • mverno

    we have been doing it since they were about 6 months old it comes natural mverno@roadrunner.com

  • cathiem

    I have older children–I show them the dental bills and tell them if they want to avoid these in the future-then brush your teeth.

  • cynthiac

    I set a timer so the kids would brush long enough. Thanks!

  • Jaclyn Reynolds

    I do have a tune that I used to sing to the kids when they were younger. I hope it was more inspiring to brush than annoying and distracting!

  • Meaghan F.

    Well, I don't have children, but I look after my nieces. I always tell them that if they want their smile to sparkle, they have to brush for two whole minutes. And sometimes, I do a count down. They seem to think that's funny.

  • letessha

    My daughter who is three loves to brush and is always asking can she brush her teeth. I don't have any specific song or anything, I suppose she wants to be like big sis.

  • ktgonyea

    our son loves to brush his teeth but we can only get certain kinds that he likes so he would really like this one

  • smc380

    We make it a family thing where we all brush together and we sing a brushing song that we make up as we go.

  • Jenny Gibbons

    Hmm… we just use the timer on the electric toothbrush. Though I like the song suggestions much, MUCH better!

  • nms147

    We set a timer and do a little dance while brushing until we hear a ding

  • Lisa G.

    I always watch my youngest son brush and help him count to 20 on each area. He enjoys me counting with him and it keeps him brushing longer.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

  • sherryeckman

    I don't have a silly song to tell about, but my daughter enjoys using a pre brush rinse that turns teeth blue and you have to brush it all off! I know it is a HUGE help for us!

  • gkran

    I don't have a silly story. I did buy some toothbrushes at target in the trial area that have goofy faces and suction cups so you can stand them up. My kids love those and brush more often as a result.

  • garrettsambo

    I don't have a silly story. I buy children's toothpaste in their favorite flavor and brush with them. Sometimes we have a competition to see who can finish brushing every tooth first. garrettsambo@aol.com

  • Gigglingkids

    When I babysit I help the youngest brush her teeth and she gigglings the whole time.

  • Heather C

    I use pure fear. lol. No, just kidding. I have some cook blinking toothbrushes that she can smack on the counter a couple of times per brushing to do some fancy dark brushing. It’s like being in a disco, brushing your teeth!

  • Susan Smith

    I set a timer for 2 minutes so they know how long they need to brush

  • lilyk

    We brush our teeth to the song “To Keep Healthy Teeth”.

  • singermagic1

    I would get comic charactor toothbrushes that my kids loved to get them to want to brush

  • DanV

    We just try to make it routine and also fun. We sometime use the blue toddler toothpaste to make their teeth blue before they brush.

  • adanma

    There is a song from The Goodnight Show that we sing. It goes:

    Brush brush brush brush
    Every tooth no need to rush
    Brush them every night until they're bright
    And the you spit
    And that's it!

  • Adanma

    There is a song from The Goodnight Show that we sing. It goes:

    Brush brush brush brush
    Every tooth no need to rush
    Brush them every night until they’re bright
    And the you spit
    And that’s it!

  • olga

    very sweet

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  • olga

    very sweet

  • http://www.jrconsumer.com/ Motorhomes

    if you dont know how to eat strawberries then you will be missing out that very distinct taste making them so good to eat…

  • http://thelakeforestdentist.com/ Elizabeth Cull

    Strawberry flavored toothpaste is one of the favorite toothpastes of children (actually, some adults too!). Well, whatever flavor of toothpaste that you prefer for your children, it is important that you teach your children the proper oral hygiene for cleaning teeth and mouth. Visiting a dentist is also important for monitoring their dental needs.