As adults we are all pretty much aware of the importance of brushing our teeth to maintain our healthy smile. However if you have young ones like me they do not always get it. Tell me if this sounds familiar: “Did you brush your teeth?” “Yes, Mom!” “Are you sure you brushed your teeth?” “Ummm, not really”. “You know the dentist says your should brush after every meal for at least two minutes”. “What is two minutes Mom?” Well this is pretty much how the conversation goes every morning and before bedtime. I’m sure for most of you that some form of this conversation has or does go on in your house. My kids are always in such a rush to get washed up and brush their teeth so they can get out of the bathroom as quick as possible. It is like a race in there I tell you. And I constantly have to run after them.
I have tried everything. From telling them about having fresh smelling breath, to scaring them with pictures of people who haven’t taken care of their teeth. Even our dentist reads them the riot act every time we have an appointment. I guess it is difficult to convince them they are not doing a great job when luckily they haven’t had any cavities yet. Regardless, our dentist keeps pushing that they brush for at least two minutes and floss regularly.
Aside from standing in the bathroom with them holding a timer I don’t know what to do. That is until I found out about a new product from Arm & Hammer. The product is a new toothbrush called Tooth Tunes™.
Tooth tunes is the only toothbrush with Music in Your Mouth technology. You apply your favorite toothpaste to the Tooth Tunes toothbrush, press the button and it pumps out two minutes of music. So in a nutshell if your kids are brushing with Tooth Tunes they don’t stop until the music stops. Being that the music is timed for exactly two minutes it give them the recommended amount of brushing time, every time.
We decided to test the brush out with my 10-year-old son at first. The toothbrush that he had came with the song “One Thing” by the group called “One Direction”. I presented him with the new toothbrush and he was pretty excited. He loves anything to do with music. It is quite often we catch him singing and dancing in his room in front of a mirror. So this would combine something that he loves, music with something he is not to fond of, brushing his teeth. The first night I gave it to him I said you have to keep brushing until the music stops. I presented it to him like a challenge.
After putting the toothpaste on the brush he pressed the button and began rocking, I mean brushing (watch this short video)
I stood just outside the bathroom to make sure he was actually brushing and not just singing into the toothbrush. Well he surely went to town with the Tooth Tunes toothbrush. It was like he was brushing along to the beat of the music. And after the two minutes was up the music stopped. He was like, “That’s it?” I never thought I would hear those words come out of his mouth after brushing his teeth.
I have to say I am really happy that Arm & Hammer came up with the Tooth Tunes™ Toothbrush product.
We are looking forward to checking out their other Tooth Tunes brushes that offer many different tunes from various artists. To be fair my 6-year-old daughter is next to get one though. She already knows she wants a Tooth Tunes toothbrush “Round & Round” performed by Selena Gomez & The Scene or “We Will Rock You” performed by Queen
Other Tooth Tunes
ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes™ launched in July 2012 featuring:
- “All Day” performed by Cody Simpson
- “Dynamite” performed by Taio Cruz
- “I Gotta Feeling” performed by Black Eyed Peas
- “If I Ruled the World” performed by Big Time Rush
- “Round & Round” performed by Selena Gomez & The Scene
- “Tonight, Tonight” performed by Hot Chelle Rae
- “We Will Rock You” performed by Queen
The brushes have a suggested retail price of $9.99 and are available at mass drug, and food retailers nationwide.
I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ partnered in support of this campaign. ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.