Milk-Bone Brushing Chews™ for your Doggy {Review}

I am not the only one who benefits from being a blogger, Jenny the Pug is also being able to benefit from the product samplings this month! Recently we received a box of Milk-Bone Brushing Chews™ for the sweet Pug in our life. When we adopted Jenny the Pug a couple of years back, we found out that her teeth were not taken care of very well. Right now it’s a choice of keeping up the best we can with her teeth because dental hygiene is important for your pets. Luckily, Jenny’s teeth issues are not anything negatively affecting her health and we have been lucky to find products like these to assist in dental upkeep. This is why when I was pitched to test out Milk-Bone Brushing Chews™, I said YES PLEASE. These boxes for storage of the Milk-Bone Brushing Chews™ are perfect, you can buy them in these […]

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Teeth Straightening Options for Children

Having an attractive smile may mean getting crooked teeth straightened. Fortunately, orthodontists have several choices available for your child. Braces Braces are the oldest method available for aligning teeth. Traditional braces are applied by an orthodontist and are small brackets that are cemented to the teeth and connected by a wire. The wire is gradually tightened, and this applies pressure to slowly move the teeth into a better position. And you don’t have to worry about your child being called “metal mouth.” Modern braces can be tooth colored, or in some cases, even placed behind the teeth. Retainers These appliances are often associated with braces because they’re usually used to help keep teeth from shifting after the braces are removed. However, if your child only needs a minor adjustment (for example, closing a gap between teeth) wearing a retainer for a while may be all that’s needed. Retainers are generally […]

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How Win The Battle of Teeth Brushing with Children

Each evening, when the sky has turned dark and it’s time to start the ever lasting bedtime routine with the kiddos, it seems there is more than one argument going on about bedtime routine but the most important task that needs to be completed seems to be the worse battle of my day as a parent; teeth brushing. What’s more worse? The morning battle to get the kids to brush their teeth before school. Image courtesy of Naypong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you have children who battle you about teeth brushing, then maybe my tips will help you get your kids to start brushing their teeth twice a day {at least} to ensure they don’t suffer from tooth decay. Here are my tips on what not to do and what to do, based on personal experience with my three kiddos: **Kids DO not Care About Having Black Teeth When I first […]

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Oraline for Promoting Good Dental Health in Children

This post is brought to you by Maggie Clubs and Oraline. This is written by me and is 100% that of my own opinions. I have shared information about Cross Contamination and then another post about how much my kids love the Oraline products and now is my final blog post summarizing everything to do with good oral health in kids and Oraline products! Something I learned while being a part of this campaign is that those who left me comments really provided some fun feedback and facts about Cross Contamination, did you know that one of my readers said that when you flush the toilet it gives off chemicals of some sort in the air and so she keeps her toothbrush in a drawer away from any cross contaminates that may enter the bathroom air; good idea! I do not keep our toothbrushes in a drawer, we have them […]

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Getting Your Kiddos to the Dentist: Tips from a Riverside Pediatric Dentist

Wrestling your kids into the dentist office is never fun. Not only are you dealing with their anxiety, but you also wind up dealing with your own embarrassment as other waiting patients watch your kids throw tantrums. However, there are a few quick tips to make your dentist office visit easier that a recently interviewed Riverside Dentist recommends:   Choose a Pediatric Dentist I always thought a dentist was a dentist; however, there are individuals who specialize in the oral care of kiddos – the pediatric dentist. According to the dentist interviewed, you always want to choose a pediatric dentist for your kids because they will “cater to a child’s needs which makes it a more comfortable environment, and they are also able to address specific dental needs and concerns that children have.” Find the Right Dentist Don’t ever sign up with the first dentist available. You always want to […]

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Congrats To All in Mom Central Blog Grant Contest

First – thank you to all who voted for me in the Mom Central Blog Grant Contest. Second – I made it! Yes .. it is official, Mom Central released the results of Category 1, 2 & 3 today and guess what? I am in the Top 15 in Category 1 which means I move onto the next round of judging! I am honored, happy, excited and so much more for myself and others who have made it onto the next round of the judging process. I seriously cried, tears in eyes when I found out I made it to the second round. See I am even crying when I haven’t even won yet! I am just hit very deeply at the support that everyone gave me, it means the world to me to know so many people are standing behind my mission and are supporting me! Hugs to you […]

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Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Updates

If you missed my first post for this campaign please read Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Test Drive blog post in order to know what I thought prior to testing this product! As the campaign comes to an end I must update you with how my mouth feels and my overall experience with this product. My mouth feels refreshed, I have enjoyed Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse more than my normal mouth rinse I use and it’s probably due to being alcohol free with a good flavor. I have enjoyed being a part of this campaign because without it I may not have purchased this product and now I must say I am more than likely to purchase another bottle when I run out! Information about Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Contains fluoride to help prevent cavities and strengthen enamel. Provides six benefits in one and helps users achieve a better checkup at […]

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WaterPik: Like a Dentist Office Up In Here

I just have to share some news with you from Waterpik about their launch of the Waterpik Water Flosser, that by the way I have used a few times now and it’s totally like having a dentist office in your home. The kids think it’s a toy so I do have to hide it from them. ABOUT WATERPIK Water Pik  is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative personal healthcare products sold under the Waterpik® brand name. The Company has developed and introduced many products that are considered the first of their kind and have led to the formation of new markets, including the Water Flosser, and the pulsating shower massage. The Waterpik® brand is one of the most trusted oral health brands of dental professionals throughout the world. The Company’s products are sold through a variety of channels, including mass merchandisers, drug store chains and specialty retailers. Headquartered […]

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Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse Test Drive

It is official I am test driving Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse this month and I am excited to tell you that I will share my journey in one blog post in the next couple of weeks! I started using Crest Pro-Health Complete Rinse last week. For starters I want to share with you what my oral health practices were prior to this test drive campaign. First I brush my teeth two times a day with my children to encourage healthy teeth brushing habits, children learn by seeing. I am horrible about flossing, barely ever do it and when I go to the dentist they always can tell I haven’t been flossing regularly and I do get a little lecture on that. Overall my dentist appointments go rather well.  Since I hadn’t been to the dentist in a few years I did end up with two cavities, but they only worked […]

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Get Some “Me Time” Using Waterpik Easy Select Showerhead

As a busy Mother we are always on the lookout for ways to indulge ourselves and get some “me time”, no matter how many children you have, what out of home or in home jobs you have or whether you are single, married or in a relationship; getting time away for yourself is a very important part of rejuvenating yourself after a long day, week or month. With Waterpik Easy Select Showerhead you won’t have to leave the comfort of your home for some “me time”, instead simply install the Waterpik Easy Select Showerhead in your shower. Relax a bit while the the spray selector on the handle and PowerSpray to circular massage features bring your mind and body at ease. Waterpik has been bringing products to consumers in oral health, shower heads and sinus health since 1962 where they are always up to new products {hint I have another […]

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Review & Giveaway: SpinBrush Pro Clean Sonic Toothbrush

I received a SpinBrush Pro Clean Sonic toothbrush for review and must say this product is amazing! I was able to use it a couple of weeks before placing this review on my site. If you haven’t heard about the SpinBrush Pro Clean Sonic toothbrush yet, here are the details: Delivers up to 16,000 brush strokes per minute. Proven to remove up to 95% of plaque in hard to reach places. Multi-functional head design for superior cleaning. Four colors available; red, blue, orange and green (I have the red). Retails $14.99 You can purchase this online at Amazon. Another great way to test this product is to download the coupon from the Spin Brush website. You can save $2 or $3 depending upon which product you wish to try. I can highly recommend this as a great way to clean your teeth especially since after using it I had a […]

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