Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kids Will Love to Brush with Star Wars Toothbrushes from Sunstar GUM (GIVEAWAY)

My eight-year-old son, Austen, was hanging out in a neighbor’s swimming pool the other day when he had an unexpected sneeze and hit his mouth on the edge of the pool, chipping one of his front teeth. Unfortunately, we can’t always prevent these kinds of dental accidents, but we can definitely achieve greater success in preventing cavities. The problem is that it requires getting our children to brush regularly, a task they often resist. The key for most families is making brushing more fun for kids by getting toothbrushes with their favorite characters, using “power” brushes that spin, and choosing toothpaste flavors that your children like. My boys rarely ever agree on anything, so naturally one of them prefers fruit-flavored toothpaste while the other prefers mint!

But one thing they both agree on is that they love the Star Wars toothbrushes from Sunstar GUM. The Power toothbrushes have a small spinning brush that’s the perfect size for their little mouths. They also have a suction cup on the bottom so kids can store them standing up on the countertop. Children can choose from Darth Vader and Clone Captain Rex. My boys also love the Lightsaber brushes, which look just like Jedi lightsabers. Plus, a built-in light flashes for a minute so they know how long to brush! They’re available in Anakin Skywalker, Yoda, and Darth Vader. And for those who like to keep things simple, you can also get manual Star Wars toothbrushes featuring the characters your kids love.

It’s not always easy to get our children to brush their teeth regularly, but it is so important. If you’re experiencing the “battle of the brush” with your kids, pick up some themed toothbrushes from Sunstar GUM, like the Star Wars brushes! No kid can resist activating the spinning head on the Power toothbrushes or turning on the Lightsaber for loads of fun while brushing. Visit www.gumbrand.com to learn more.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a GUM Star Wars toothbrush combo pack, which consists of two (2) Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrushes and two (2) Star Wars Power toothbrushes! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST.



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107 comments:

  1. I buy my son Bubble Gum flavored toothpaste to get him to brush his teeth.

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    1. CAROL T.4:08 PM

      THAT IS A COOL TOOTHBRUSH FOR A LITTLE ONE! AWESOME!! LIKED & SHARED!

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  2. Fear works pretty well, lol! I remind them that cavities hurt and that they'll have to get shots in their mouth if they get one!

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  3. I let my kids put their own toothpast on their brushes and I buy them the light up toothbrushes and they are allowed to brush their own teeth until it quits blinking, and then I brush my 2 year olds teeth again until it quits blinking:)

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  4. We use a rewards chart if they remember without reminding!

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  5. buying then the toothbrush of their choice =)

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  6. We have a chore/behavior chart for my 5 year old and he loves getting his stickers, brush your teeth is on the chart so he loves brushing his teeth every night!

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  7. Danielle Werner3:55 PM

    I buy my son spinning brushes to get him to brush!!!

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  8. treasure box! cheap little trinkets that you would get for goody bags. They fill up the chart with stars and get a trip tot he treasure box!

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  9. its almost bribery she doesnt get soda or sweets unless she brushes reguarly

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  10. Stress to them what not taking care of your teeth will do. My son brushes his teeth 3 times a day on his own and is 5 years old.

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  11. I brush my teeth as my children are brushing theirs. That way they see that I am doing as I say.

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  12. I get them toothbrushes and toothpaste that are fun with their favorite characters.

    Jennifer Hedden
    jenrenh@hotmail.com

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  13. Its just a habit for them but I do get them cute toothbrushs!

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  14. I dont have a problem getting my kids to brush their teeth anymore. They love their floss sticks as they call them

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  15. It is a routine and we sing songs to time how long we are brushing. Making it fun makes them enjoy doing it!

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  16. Anonymous6:23 PM

    I tell my kiddos how impotant it is and since my daughter has diabetes she has to brush extra more.
    kelly woods
    kwavon4you@hotmail.com

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  17. keep following through each day. rlrlaney@yahoo.com

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  18. I put a colorful hour glass timer in the bathroom and they watch the sand while they brush.
    jaquerichards at yahoo dot com

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  19. we make it a part of the daily routine

    ssgsweeps @ hotmail.com

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  20. My little guy loves to gargle so I say brush first & he does with no resistance.

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  21. Set a timer and have them brush until it goes off.

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  22. A tough battle, haven't found the answer yet.

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  23. used to use a timer, now she listens to a song she likes then shes done!

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  24. Kristie Betts5:59 AM

    I let them pick out their own toothbrushes, plus I have a chart so that helps to the get rewarded for each day they do things without me having to ask.

    Kristie Betts
    Momsfreebies17@yahoo.com

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  25. We just try to have fun toothbrushes and toothpaste. It is still hard to get them to do it.

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  26. bribery. plain and simple! lol

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  27. We sing silly songs lol

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  28. HORTON111@AOL.COM

    NO TV UNTIL THE TEETH ARE BRUSHED

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  29. Bubble gum toothpaste helps alot!

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  30. I love the light up toothbrushes with the timer! Our dentist gave our youngest one last time and it helps out a whole lot.

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  31. my grand son love great tasteing toot paste
    he would in joy t his

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

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  32. My two year old brushes her teeth first, then I get a turn. When I do it, I know her teeth are getting clean!

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  33. Use a reward system.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  34. Make it mandatory and periodically check using the swishes that make the plaque and tarter change colors so they can learn to brush off the color. We set a timer and listen to music while they brush. If I do not think they brushed well I check with one of those tarter plaque illuminators and if it is bad then I brush their teeth which they really hate.

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  35. My kids like a fun flavored toothpaste.

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  36. I don't really think its fun, but I expect them to get brushed every day. If its not good enough we have to help.

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  37. Brush your own teeth when they are brushing theirs.

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  38. Leanna Borland12:59 AM

    They brush their teeth first then I do it for them after they are done.

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  39. Start early..just hand them a brush and tube of paste..Erinn A

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  40. Make the consequences of not brushing real to them, not just an idol "your teeth will fall out"

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  41. We brush at the same time. That way, they can follow my example and see the correct way to do it. I think also being allowed to spit helps :D (I have 2 boys under 5)
    Thanks

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  42. Anonymous5:15 PM

    we love starwars

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  43. Anonymous5:19 PM

    I let them pick out their own toothbrushes
    marypopmm@yahoo.com

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  44. My daughter likes to brush her teeth because she gets to pick out the toothbrush and we try new toothpastes.

    Les Johnson

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  45. Stickers for encouragement.

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  46. Monkey see, monkey do - brush with them!

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  47. We don't really have to do anything except he likes to brush when Daddy does.
    moosgoos99 at aol dot com

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  48. Do it with them...set a good example.

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  49. We hum songs when we brush our teeth :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

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  50. Start early and make it a habit!

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  51. Sarah B.4:51 PM

    I sing songs while they brush.

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  52. make it fun and part of the routine.

    dollhousecreation(at)gmail(dot)com

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  53. It's just a routine for us, they've done it since they were babes

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  54. carol roberts6:53 PM

    brush there teeth so the tooth fairy comes and brings u more money for good teeth

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  55. we brush our teeth together

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  56. it was hard at first to get them to routinely floss, brush, and rinse their teeth but after my mother in law got her denture, their attitudes have changed because they want to hold on to their own teeth longer - emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

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  57. I get good tasting toothpaste and a character toothbrush

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  58. We have just always been consistent-morning and night!

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  59. Anonymous5:27 PM

    using fun toothbrushes and setting a timer.

    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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  60. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Picking the fruit tasting toothpastes!:)

    Cara James

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  61. i dont have any tips my son LOVES brushing his teeth but i would imagine flavor toothpaste and maybe a treat of some kind would work

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  62. We sing songs while we brush. :)

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  63. I used to sing silly brushing songs. I also got them to buckle up that way too!

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  64. This is not that fun of a tip; I just have to stand there and watch them, nothing else works (though I have read some cute ideas here). I have a kitchen timer that I set too! I will say it has helped keep my teeth clean since I now end up brushing them four times a day (yes, I always brush along).

    The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this

    email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  65. Sarah B.9:34 AM

    I sing songs while they brush.

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  66. Ambrielle5:47 PM

    We have a sticker chart. they get a gold star for remebering to brush on thier own. if we have to remind them they get a silver. at the end of each month the child with the most gold stars gets to pick a piece of paper from the reward jar (which we use for many other chores/grades etc.) the papers say things like new toy, your pick of resturant for our next dinner out, extra 30 minutes of tv on saturday, a new book, etc.

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  67. alicia zirjacks6:01 PM

    We set a timer so the kids will brush long enough!

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  68. Telling my son all about cavities was enough to get him to brush! I hope my youngest is just as easy!!

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  69. Since my kids were old enough to choose, I've let them pick out their own toothbrushes and they get to pick a song to listen to while they brush their teeth. They have to brush for the entire length of the song.
    (toocaringforyou22 (at) yahoo *dot* com on rafflecopter)

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  70. the 10yr old is nagging, the 3 yr old is by example

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  71. My best tip is to brush my teeth alongside them. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  72. Make it fun. Singing toothbrushes are fantastic!

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  73. We use rewards for my brother he is special need and doesn't quite understand so we help and reward for a job well done.

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  74. fun toothbrushes and toothpaste my nephew likes.

    dani marie

    ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  75. At our house we just do it...not brushing is not a choice. But we get our brushing time long enough by brushingto a song.

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  76. I find that my kids love the bubble gum flavored toothpaste

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  77. Letting them pick out a toothbrush with their favorite character on it.

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  78. My little guy loves star wars and would love the tooth brush.

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  79. You nailed it! :) A fun-flavoured toothpaste and an equally fun toothbrush are the best way to get my siblings to brush, especially the boys! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  80. I got my kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes everyday by using a 2 minutes sand hourglass. They thought it was a challenge.

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  81. promisign them a great story after they're done!

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  82. make it fun with fun tooth brushes,

    wiseowldesignsinc at gmail dot com

    Rafflecopter Liz W

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  83. I buy toothbrushes that has things on them that the grandchildren love.
    thanks for the giveaway

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  84. character themed tooth brushes and strawberry flavored tooth paste helps with mine

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  85. I don't have any tips, but Star Wars would for sure help!

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  86. my 3 year old grandson loves to brush his teeth...i bought him a toy story toothbrush for when he is over at our house.
    pkeintz@gmail.com

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  87. Ever since the oldest got a cavity, I have not had a problem with the kids brushing their teeth

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  88. Do it with them.

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  89. I really dont have any tricks they just love brushing thir teeth!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

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  90. we brush away the goo monsters
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  91. It's a non-negotiable thing we do. They don't have a choice lol

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  92. i wish i knew, i have to threaten my daughter every day!

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  93. we brush our teeth together so i can make sure they're brushing for long enough.

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  94. LOL I threaten my older one, but my younger one is addicted. He loves it!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  95. Motivate them with fun toothbrushes and toothpastes.

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  96. we make it fun by singing songs

    christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

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  97. Getting toothpaste that they like and making it fun.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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  98. We get Silly Strawberry toothpaste

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  99. I brush my teeth at the same time and it works like a charm.

    msurosey@yahoo.com

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  100. Ithink having one of these fun toothbrushes would encourgage them to want to brush!

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  101. cyndi br9:13 PM

    use a timer
    clbjcb50@cox.net

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  102. carol lewis9:59 PM

    Good tasting safe toothpaste and let them see Mom and dad do it. We start and brush their teeth, then they are allowed to finish.
    spcale at yahoo dot com

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  103. He uses a toothbrush now that lights up for one minute and it works really well as motivation. He also feels really important when he uses flouride rinse, so we let him use that each night as well.

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