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!  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.

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