The Crazy Suburban Mom: Fighting tooth decay with The Force

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fighting tooth decay with The Force

A few weeks ago Sunstar GUM asked if I wanted to try out (and giveaway) some of their products.  I said, Absolutely! I use some of them already and if there's one thing I want to keep, it's my teeth.

Don't laugh, most of my grandparents lost theirs before I was born and for most of my life, visiting the dentist meant multiple cavities.  Every. Single. Time.   

I wasn't dentally blessed.
GUM sent me some products and tips by expert Dental Hygienist, Jackie Sanders, RSH, B.S.  so read up and then go brush; it's the right thing to do!

1.       GUM Technique Deep Clean Toothbrush: Sunstar recommends changing your toothbrush every three months, and now is the perfect time to make the switch. Designed for deep cleaning, this toothbrush has a unique Quad-Grip handle and tapered bristles that reach between teeth and below the gum line. Be sure to brush at a 45-degree angle for maximum effectiveness. 

It's only been in the last few  years I started changing my toothbrush this often but it matters, a lot.  Buying a new toothbrush, even a good one, isn't expensive.  Treat your chompers to a shiny, new brush and they will love you for it.

2.       GUM Soft-Picks: With 76 soft rubber bristles to gently massage your gums, dislodge food and remove plaque, these picks are perfect for on-the-go cleaning.

 Plus, they are clinically proven to remove as much plaque between teeth as traditional floss.

These are great to carry with you.  I just made an 'everything I could ever need' kit for my purse.  You can buy these kinds of kits pre-made, but why?  Making them is so easy; just add the things you always need and never have at the right moment. 

 I added things like a nail file, small scissors, nail polish remover pad, q-tips, clear nail polish, band-aid, a few tissues, chap-stick, trial size hand cream..    And few GUM soft picks, they take up less room then a whole box of floss and are easy to use.  

3.       GUM  Dual Action Tongue Cleaner:  This is an essential tool to fight bad breath. The sturdy bristles and scraper brush bacteria, food and plaque right off, leaving the tongue clean and your mouth fresh.

Give one of these a try if you haven't ever ...  your breath will thank you and your kid will really enjoy watching you do it.  Trust me.

4.       GUM PerioBalance: Consider this a mint-flavored air freshener for your mouth. A daily dental probiotic lozenge helps re-balance the bacteria in your mouth.   In 28 days, it reduces plaque to promote healthy teeth and gums. The probiotics also help fight bad breath.

 I LOVE how minty my mouth feels after using these.  

5.       GUM Star Wars Lightsaber Toothbrush:  Why not get the kids cleaning treat to kick-off their summer break? These toothbrushes are shaped like lightsabers and available in three designs: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader. Special LED lights flash for 60 seconds to encourage kids to brush longer. A successful method to build good oral habits at a young age.

Okay, I always use kid's toothbrushes because they have small brushes.  Well, that's not the only reason...  I just like how fun they are. 

 A few weeks before I was contacted to do this review I'd purchased a Star Wars Lightsaber toothbrush.  When I got home, I was waving it around and everyone in my family wanted one. 

Had to tell them I got the last one and 'bummed out' doesn't cover how disappointed they all were.  When GUM contacted me I was very happy to report back to my family that now, The force will be with all of us when we brush.

They looked at me like "Mommy's Crazy Again..." Not a clue to what I was talking about until I pulled out the brushes.  

Many Whoots! and a raucous Lightsaber duel ensued.
If you'd like a Summer Cleaning Pack so your family  can flight plaque like it was an evil empire (which it kinda is) comment  below! 

Maybe tell me which product you think your family most needs, or how you get your kids to brush or just describe how you plan to reenact Star Wars in you bathroom using a Lightsaber toothbrush.
It would be nice to know I'm not alone in that kind of thing.

Please comment before Saturday June 23, 2012, 9 PM eastern time.  You can comment once a day and if you want an extra entry follow GUM on Facebook  (do a separate comment for that). 

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lee 6/19/12, 1:07 PM  

my son only had one cavity growing up. now that he is grown, married and out of the house, he has gotten sloppy and had extensive/expensive dental work done recently. he has just finished and has a mouthful of healthy teeth again.

a cleaning pack might motivate him to remember to brush and floss more regularly. his kids would laugh at daddy using a light up toothbrush. he would brush if for no other reason than they would bug him to do it for their entertainment and he wants them to leave him alone!

good giveaway, great hostess!

Genia 6/21/12, 4:00 PM  

Too fun! Alas, my children are grown and on their own; which is great because I can keep the fun stuff for me!

Lovin' the Star Wars toothbrushes but I am curious about the PerioBalance Lozenges. Coffee drinker, need I say more?

Thank you and GUM for the opportunity to try out their products.

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