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Philips Sonicare for Kids

This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

We had a few trips to the dentist this past summer. Bridget had a checkup and they found a couple cavities. Ugh. She had them filled, but the dentist talked to her about the importance of brushing her teeth. I think she understands now how important it is to brush your teeth every day no matter how much you don’t feel like. Getting cavities filled is no fun and I know she doesn’t want to go relive that experience anytime soon.

Despite this experience, it still is a battle some days to get Bridget to brush her teeth properly. I always had to tell her to slow down and make sure she gets all her teeth plus her tongue and gums. We’ve been at this for years and it is one of the things we struggle with. She is normally a good listener except when it comes to bedtime and brushing her teeth. I want her to have no cavities on her next visit!

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Bridget has been using the Philips Sonicare for Kids rechargeable sonic toothbrush for the past several days. I was already familiar with the brand having used their rechargeable toothbrushes myself. This toothbrush is child friendly and designed to be fun for kids and help them build healthy brushing habits.

It comes with eight stickers to customize the brush. Kids can choose which one they like the best. Bridget wanted the purplish one. No surprise there since purple is her favourite colour.

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Another kid pleasing feature of the toothbrush is the fun Brush Busters app you can download from the Apple store. Kids can play brushing games and caregivers can keep track of the brushing schedule.

The Kid Timer plays music to alert the child when it’s time to move to the next section of the  mouth. It has an easy start feature that slowly increases the timer over 90 days to the recommended two minutes of brushing. It helps to train kids to brush longer and to ensure the entire mouth is cleaned.

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As Bridget’s mom, one of the main benefits I’m most excited is the fact that it is 75% more effective than manual toothbrushes in hard to reach areas. It has over 500 brush storks PER SECOND! I did a double take when I heard about that. It uses sonic technology to clean teeth including spots often missed by manual toothbrushes.

We selected the low intensity to start off. It has low and high settings. I’d recommend starting on low and see how your child likes it. It can take a bit of time to get used to the sensation especially if they’ve never used a power toothbrush before.

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Philips Sonicare for Kids comes in standard and compact sizes. The stabilized hand piece makes it easy for kids to apply their own toothpaste with the toothbrush laying flat on a sink or counter.

I’m curious to see how Bridget’s next check up with the dentist goes. I hope that he will be impressed with her brushing and NO CAVITIES!

Do you have a little one in your life who could benefit from the Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush? Pick one up at Walmart for a holiday gift.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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