Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Philips Sonicare through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Philips Sonicare for Kids, all opinions are my own.
One of the things I’m most proud of is that at the age of 40, I still don’t have a single cavity in my teeth. In fact, I’ve never had braces or a filling or anything other than regular cleanings done to my teeth. I brush twice a day (most of the time) and floss and dental hygiene was easy. Then I had kids and I thought it would be easy to keep their teeth perfect, too. It turns out, it’s not.
One of the things that I’m least proud of is that I have failed at teaching my kids proper dental hygiene. My teeth are so easy that I got really lazy when it came to my kids. We didn’t have dental insurance until this year and I got a little bit of a shock when I took my kids to the dentist for the first time. They both had bad cavities right in between two teeth. One kid had to get a crown and the other one needed to have both teeth pulled. That was one of the worst days of my life. So much mommy guilt!
It was time to make some changes in our teeth cleaning habits at home. I dreaded teeth brushing. It happens in the morning during that rush out the door and at night during bedtime when I’m frankly too tired to care anymore. But I needed to care! So I suck it up and instead of dreading that time, I embrace it as a few minutes the kids and I can spend together. Plus they have a toothbrush in their mouth so I get to do all the talking!
The newest addition to our dental hygiene routine is the Philips Sonicare Kids Power Toothbrush. My husband and I have been using the adult version of this toothbrush and we love it. After that terrible day at the dentist, I knew it was time to invest in a nice toothbrush for the kids too.
The Philips Sonicare for Kids comes with a ton of fun stickers so the kids can decorate their own toothbrush, which they love. One thing I’ve really struggled with is getting them to brush long enough. The Philips Sonicare for Kids has a KidTimer that plays a congratulatory sound and turns off after the brushing cycle is complete. It also has a KidPacer which plays a series of tones to let the kids know when it’s time to move to the next area of the mouth to brush.
I’ve already noticed a difference in our morning and night routines in just a few days of using the Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush. Instead of prodding the kids to brush, they usually start without me. I’m looking forward to more peaceful brushing times as well as better reports from the dentist.This article may contain affiliate links.