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How Can Colored Toothpaste Make Kids Brush Their Teeth on the Regular?

In Dental Care, Kids on November 10, 2011 at 4:30 AM

We all know the deal; it’s one of the first little white lies our kids try to slip past us.

“Did you brush your teeth?” How Can Colored Toothpaste Make Kids Brush Their Teeth on the Regular?


And so it begins. For those of us lucky enough to have teenagers we can certainly appreciate these seedlings of debatable discourse taking root so early.

First it’s “Did you brush your teeth, “next it’s “Why are you late?”…and everything in between.

Our kids somehow, when confronted with direct questioning of a proposed wrongdoing, develop word parsing skills worthy of the next Presidential candidate.

Is Colored Toothpaste the Answer?

It all starts with a toothbrush, but parents develop some skills to combat this toothbrush aversion.

Maybe it’s the investigatory skills more along the lines of Sherlock Homes sniffing than Bill Clinton wordspeak, but this development and adaptation guards us against the impetuous gameplay environment of parenthood.

We find ourselves looking for physical proof of tooth brushing by feeling the bristles for dampness, or examining the sink for evidence of toothpaste remnants.

But what if we take a new approach to the age-old problem of getting our kids to brush their teeth?

Enter the Vortex!

According to a company press release, the new dental breakthrough, Vortex Toothpaste, makes kids want to brush their teeth longer and more vigorously thanks to a fun color-changing process. How Can Colored Toothpaste Make Kids Bursh Their Teeth on the Regular?

Here’s the best part, it was invented by a dentist!

The press release goes on to mention:

“By brushing vigorously, kids delight in watching the toothpaste change color,” says Dr. Wright. “The color change is accomplished not through a chemical reaction, but by simple optics.”

Vortex Toothpaste also has an emphasis on natural ingredients, and contains no sodium-lauryl-sulfate or SLS, a common foaming agent.

“When brushing with conventional toothpaste,” says Dr. Wright, “children find that the heavy foaming makes breathing through the mouth difficult, making the experience frightening. Remove the SLS, make it change color, and you have kids wanting to brush their teeth.”

You should really click over and Vortex a ‘Like’ on their Vortex Facebook page, and check out the press release and company website for the complete story on Dr. Howard Wright.

It reportedly took him 10 years to develop Vortex Toothpaste, and this isn’t his first invention.

How Can Colored Toothpaste Make Kids Brush Their Teeth on the Regular?

This is NOT the whistle Dr. Wright invented!~

His website mentions how Twenty years ago, the retired dentist and scuba-diving enthusiast patented the Storm safety whistle, which can be heard up to 50 feet underwater and is the loudest whistle in the world.

Definitely an interesting dentist!

This could be the most telling quote from Dr. Wright in the battle of getting our kids to brush their teeth regularly, or in getting your invention to market:

“The easiest way to deal with someone who says your idea is impossible,” says Dr. Wright, “is to deal with someone else.”

Good on ya Dr. Wright!

Maybe the easiest way to get our kids to brush their teeth tonight for the requisite 2 minutes 2x per day, is to change our tactics to colored toothpaste!

What do you think?


October is National Dental Hygiene Month

In Dental Care on October 11, 2011 at 4:30 AM

In addition to October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dental practices across the land will be celebrating proper dental hygiene the entire month!

In honor of this dental-centric October occasion, we’d like to take this opportunity to showcase some seemingly obvious, but far too often overlooked, dental hygiene facts, courtesy of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene.

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Brushing your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day remains a critical component to maintaining a healthy smile.

Studies have shown that brushing for two minutes is perhaps the single most important step an individual can take to reduce plaque build-up and the risk of plaque-associated diseases, such as cavities and gingivitis.

Floss Daily

Proper flossing or interdental cleaning removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended. toothbrush_national_dental_hygiene_month

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gumline, where periodontal disease often begins.

Studies have revealed that only 16% of 961 periodontal patients followed over an eight-year period, complied with the recommended maintenance schedules.

Click the link to learn more about what to expect at your next Dental Hygiene Appointment.

Remember to floss daily, and brush for 2 mins per day – 2x day!

This simple oral health care regimen will not only lead to a happier encounter with our dental hygienists, and a healthier smile, we could also go a long way toward protecting ourselves against future maladies, such as heart disease, stroke, or diabetes.

How Fast Can You Brush Your Teeth?

In Dental Products on December 3, 2010 at 4:00 AM

If you said 30 seconds or less, you may already have the scoop on a new generation of toothbrush. Either that or you must know people. Important people, the kind that get you on the A -list to the next Hollywood VIP only, soft release, down-low, speakeasy, sneak preview.

Faster is definitely not always better, especially when we’re talking about brushing our teeth. But if it’s in a Russell Crowe movie, than it has to be legit!

Le why?

Actually, we have no idea about the new 30 Second Smile™ toothbrush. All we can say is, ask your dentist what tools are best for your (twice) daily brushing. Go ahead ask…you know you want to.

And if you have a review of the 30 second smile™ brush, please clue everyone else in on the scoop! Let’s hear it… you have until The Next Three Days!