Wednesday, May 22, 2013

#Giveaway: Monsters Inc.Giveaway Pack @AmerToothfairy

Disclosure:  I was provided a sample of Crest Pro-Health Stages toothpaste and Oral-B toothbrush to facilitate this post.  As toothbrushing is an important parenting topic, I feel it is important to spread the word.

Going to the dentist for the first time can be a scary thing for children.  One of the biggest fears is simply the fear of the unknown.  Ensuring that your child is somewhat familiar with the dentist office and staff that will help them to keep a healthy smile can go a long way in easing their fears and making their visit a much more pleasant one.  Here are some tips to ease your child's fears:

  • Visit the dentist with your child prior to their first appointment.  Help your child understand what to expect on their visit by taking a tour of the practice and asking the dental assistant or dental hygienist to explain what will be done and demonstrate how each instrument will be used.  Not only will this help ease your child’s fears, but it also creates a wonderful learning opportunity!
  • For slightly order children, bring them along to observe your routine dental cleaning and exam. This will allow them to ask questions, see how each instrument will be used, eliminate potential fears by observing your experience and help them understand the importance of practicing good oral health behaviors. (Contact your dental office prior to your appointment to advise them that your child will be with you.)
  • Regular dental visits will enable your child to develop a sense of familiarity and comfort with the dental team and practice as well provide vital preventive care necessary for a healthy smile.
  • Reinforcing concepts such as daily brushing and flossing, by posting a calendar and rewarding your child a gold star or sticker for every day of excellent oral care.  Help get your child excited about their next dental visit by bringing the calendar with you to show the dentist.
  • Allow your child to bring their favorite toy or blanket with them on their dental visit to give them an added sense of security and comfort.
  • Reading can have a soothing and calming effect on your child.  Bring their favorite book to read to them during their dental appointment.
  • Let your child wear a costume on their dental visit.  This special treat can help them view going to the dentist as a fun activity. 
  • Be positive about going to the dentist.  Avoid grumbling about your own dental appointments and help your child understand that going to the dentist helps them keep their smile healthy.
Remember, the ToothFairy likes to collect healthy teeth!

Now, toothbrushing is even more fun with the Crest Pro-Health Stages Monsters Inc. Toothpaste and Oral-B Stages 3 Monsters Inc. Toothbrush.  Look for the NEW Monsters Inc. products at your local Walmart store!  My daughters think the toothpaste and toothbrushes with their favorite characters on them are fun.  And fun toothbrushes and toothpaste make brushing more fun for them!

For more information, visit ...because every child deserves a healthy smile®

You can enter to win a Monsters Inc. Giveaway Pack (2 Crest Pro-Health Stages Monsters, Inc. Toothpastes and 2 Oral-B Stages Monsters, Inc. Toothbrushes).  Just enter the easy Rafflecopter below.

Disclosure:  I was provided a sample of Crest Pro-Health Stages toothpaste and Oral-B toothbrush to facilitate this post.  I received no monetary compensation for this post.


Stacy said...

Hi there hun!!
When does this start??

Victoria Zumbrum said...

I just tell to brush.

Stacy said...

I just tell them to brush!

Kate Fuller said...

I just tell them to brush.

Michele P. said...

my daughter is really good, I just tell her to brush and she goes and does it...

Samantha Aluse said...

I have them sing the KNOW Healthy Habits song:)

Heather said...

I don't do anything special, my son just loves to brush his teeth.

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