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I firmly believe that the right products will do wonders to help kids enjoy and learn about dental care. That’s how we turn brush time into playtime! They certainly are opinionated children, who voice their disapproval with anything they don’t want to do, but we have found a way of making dental care a lot more fun. It involves their love of Star Wars and Spiderman!
Scarlet is a dental marvel. At her first dentist appointment ever, at (ahem) three-years-old, I sat at the foot of her exam chair, bouncing baby Des on my leg. The hygienist looked at her teeth, and then did a double take. Then she looked some more. “Did you know that your daughter has two teeth fused together??” Honestly, I really hadn’t noticed! Of course I knew that two teeth came down when she was about 18-months-old, one after the other. And they did look rather stuck together, but I had never really considered it from a medical point of view. It was a new experience for seemingly all of us.
I was nervous they’d call us out on not having excellent brushing habits for Scarlet, but in truth, it was never that. It was her funny, cute smile – just a bit different than the norm. As the dentist said when he walked in to look, “I’ve heard of this, but I’ve only ever seen it in textbooks, and never in person.” They had to do an X-ray to make sure that the permanent teeth above weren’t also fused together at the root, and it turns out to just be her baby teeth. She hasn’t lost any teeth yet, but I look forward to seeing her quirky smile when she does! We were told to take dental hygiene seriously, no matter her age.
We received four products – Firefly Spiderman Fluoride Rinse from Walmart, a Firefly Kylo Ren Lightsaber and REACH Advanced Design Toothbrush from Walgreens, and a REACH Ultra Clean Toothbrush from Target. Something for everyone!
I’m also a fan of a fluoride rinse that the kids can self-administer. They get little cups of rinse at school and have to line up one by one to swish. I think Scarlet far prefers doing it herself in the privacy of our home.
Firefly products make it easier to get Scarlet and Des to brush their teeth and rinse, no doubt. That’s because they are designed to turn brush time into playtime. Firefly is a leader in children’s oral care solutions, and has recently expanded its line of toothbrushes. Now there are even more fun characters and products that are ADA-approved and affordable.
The Kylo Ren Lightsaber Toothbrush is part of the Firefly Star Wars Collection. It lights up for 60 seconds, teaching kids to brush for one full minute on each row of their teeth. The toothbrush can be found at Walmart and Walgreens.
The Firefly Spiderman Fun Pump Rinse is new, and also found at Walmart. It comes with a convenient no-mess cup to ensure kids dispense the perfect amount of rinse. No more messy sinks! It’s sugar-free, alcohol-free and has a melon flavor.
We also loved our REACH® UltraClean toothbrush (available from Walmart and Target) because it leaves a complete clean feeling with its floss-like bristles and tongue cleaner. We always keep extra in the house for house guests. The REACH® Advanced Design toothbrush has longer outer bristles and shorter inner bristles to perfectly clean along the gum line and the plaque from every tooth! It’s available at Walmart and Walgreens in a pack of two. So much good stuff!
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