Does anyone else remember that song from Grease? One of them was singing it during the sleepover, something to do with a beaver….? (Don’t worry, I haven’t lost the plot, this is totally leading somewhere!)
I sing this song to my son every morning, trying to get him to clean his teeth properly, I don’t need to worry so much with GG as she is obsessed with having clean, white teeth (thank god) but getting the dude to stand still for 2 minutes is quite hard. Getting him to stand still for 2 seconds is bad enough! But I am really strict on teeth cleaning, I can’t stand people who make no effort to clean their teeth or look after them properly. I used to work in a dentist and it’s really driven home how bad things could be in the future if they don’t look after their teeth now, actually, that applies to me too! After having a wisdom tooth removed, I never ever want to go down that route again! I will happily brush, floss, rinse & repeat twice a day, more if I’ve eaten something sweet. If the kids go to a party where they get fed on hard sugar then they’re straight home to brush the teeth!
If I’m honest, I’m also a bit (lot) vain and hate the thought of having stained teeth, years of smoking mean they’re not as white as they could be, but now I’m a non smoking, no caffeine drinking person, I want to keep them as white as possible! The toothpaste is always whitening as well as protecting & there’s always some chewing gum around! (Don’t even get me started on bad breath….!)
I’ve always like electric toothbrushes, even though they have a tendancy to make me sneeze(?!) and the Colgate ProClinical Electric Toothbrush looks pretty damn good, it has sensors that adjust depending on where it is in your mouth, so you know you’re using it right, something that’s a bit more difficult than with manual brushes, and it even has a LED display telling you if you’re holding it at the right angle! (45 degrees by the way – who knew!)
It would be really good if there was a sonic toothbrush out there for kids, other than the ones that seem to have a life span of about 5 minutes then need to be completely replaced, and they always seem to be covered in cartoon characters, which is a real bugbear of mine! I don’t want a house full of cartoons & I won’t buy something just because they’re on a product, in fact, I’m less likely to buy it if they are!
Anyway, rambling again, as I do! A decent toothbrush designed for kids, that beeps when they’re done, and teaches them how to hold the brush, how much pressure to apply and the rest would be brilliant. Would be great if it didn’t cost the earth as well wouldn’t it?
Until then, I think I’ll have to keep singing brusher brusher brusher & chasing the dude around the flat until he stays in one place for two minutes…!
this is a sponsored post but I’ve always been uptight about teeth, so it fits perfectly!
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