Start children brushing early and they'll have a lifetime of great dental health

Start children brushing early and they'll have a lifetime of great dental health

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tom’s of Maine for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Tom's of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste Review - anniekabourek |

I’m a HUGE fan of Tom’s of Maine and have been using their products for several years.  It was soon after I read through several health-related articles regarding the chemical substances found in conventional toothpastes that I attempted to find something more suitable.  That led me to the Tom’s of Maine brand.

My daily toothpaste is their Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride Free Toothpaste in Spearmint. It’s a mildly flavored paste without any artificial dyes, flavors, or sweeteners and since I’m solidly from the anti-flouride camp, fluoride-free was obviously a requirement as well.  I was thrilled to discover that they had a very similar toothpaste designed for children in a pleasurable Silly Strawberry flavor!   I’ve seriously considered giving the Silly Strawberry flavor a go the last time I purchased a tube of my spearmint; however, I was initially concerned that like the majority of merchandise targeted for children, it might be sickenly sweet and much too synthetic tasting.  I was completely wrong.  It’s delicately sweetened and the strawberry taste is derived through natural flavors and real strawberry essence.  I love that!

But how is it taste?  It tastes similar to truly good strawberry bubble gum.  Again, not too sweet and the strawberry is a nice light touch.  The texture and consistency seems like a conventional paste and I truly enjoyed using it.  But will kids enjoy it?  My own son wouldn’t test it out for me; however, it is mainly because he’s been using mint-flavored pastes his whole life so a fruit-flavored paste seems odd.  But  if you were to start off your little ones, as young as one, brushing with this particular flavored paste, they’d find it irresistible.  And since it is flouride-free, you simply won’t need to worry should they accidentally swallow it.

Also, since Tom’s of Maine Anticavity Silly Strawberry toothpaste stands out as the very first and only natural kids’ toothpaste which as earned the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance designed for cavity prevention so you can rest assured that your children’s pearly whites are receiving all of the protection they require without chemical substances your child doesn’t.  By making use of this paste and creating a fun and interactive brushing time, you can guide your children to great lifelong dental hygiene health and fewer cavities.

Tips to get your kids to brush

We employed a 2-minute timer in our bathroom and competed with the kids to see who could brush every single tooth before the timer went off (2 minutes for the top and 2 minutes for the bottom).  Then we used tablets that showed missed plaque at least once a week to see how the kids were doing.  This visual check was incredibly helpful in seeing their brushing pattern.   It  also made brushing fun and it demonstrated our commitment to our own teeth.  It’s essential for kids to see their adult practice good dental hygiene as well because kids mimic what we do and put less emphasis on what we say.

Silly Strawberry Event

Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi will read her brand new children’s book, “It’s A Big World, Little Pig,” on Wednesday, March 14 2012 and  7:30 p.m. EST (4:30 p.m. PST) on the Tom’s of Maine Facebook page.  Ask Kristing questions live during the event or before the event via the Facebook page.  Live event viewers will have a chance to acquire their  own free sample of Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry toothpaste plus a copy of Kristi’s fabulous new book!

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