I used to fight with Connor and Merasia to brush their teeth, but I know it will be well worth the fight later on. When I was a child, I didn't have positive examples for teeth brushing, and had lots of issues with cavities and other things that carried over into my adult life. Though I have better diligence to take care of my own teeth now, as an adult, for some issues, it's too late. I don't want the same fate for my children, so I will fight to the ends to make sure they cooperate.
I discovered Vortex color changing toothpaste on a friend's blog, and was excited to get the chance to try it out. I thought it would definitely get the twins more excited to brush their teeth, and I was definitely right!
From their website:
"Most children brush their teeth for an average of 7 seconds. Only 7 seconds to clean off bacteria, remove plaque and whiten their smiles. Vortex toothpaste makes brushing more effective by slowly changing color over time encouraging kids to brush longer. The kaleidoscope of color draws out the brushing experience so that the child will brush two times longer."
I love this toothpaste! (Maybe even more then the kids!)
When you first squeeze it onto the tooth brush, it comes out in streaks of blue and purple.
Connor and Merasia LOVE to see these bright colors on their toothbrush, and imagine their delight that as they brush, the colors mix to form a pretty purple!
You can't really see the good color change in these pics, but trust me...it happens!
This definitely makes the kids want to brush, and want to keep brushing for the perfect amount of time to properly brush and do a great job!
Not only does this toothpaste change color and for that very reason, is so appealing to children, but Vortex color changing toothpaste doesn't have those dangerous foaming agents in them like traditional toothpaste's have. therefore, Vortex has a delightful and delicious flavor that appeals to children, and not a heavy mint or harsh flavor. I was skeptical about this, so I had to taste for myself, and was surprised by how gentle the flavor really is! It's not too strong of a delicious flavor to make kids want to eat it or consume unsafe amounts, but it's not harsh or minty and doesn't sting your mouth like other toothpaste's on the market these days. This is wonderful, since a lot of toothpastes out there with harsh foaming agents can irritate your gums, rather than help them stay healthy. In fact, as the Vortex website states, "Researchers are finding that this unnecessary foaming agent, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, can burn your gums, cause apthus ulcers,(commonly called canker sores) and does little or nothing to actually clean your teeth. It is this Sodium Lauryl Sulfate that, according some researchers, that causes up to 90% of all canker sores in both children's and adult mouths."
All in all, I was very very happy with this product, and most of all, Connor and Merasia love it, and there are no more fights to brush their teeth! I would definitely recommend this product to my friends and family!
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