My mom was very adamant about keeping a healthy oral routine when I was a child. We brushed at least twice a day and went to the dentist every 6 months on the dot. For this reason, I find it very important for me to also do the same for my own children. I can't say it is always easy to get them to brush their teeth, so I've tried to make it fun. The boys have toothbrushes that sing an Alphabet Song, so they are learning as well as having fun while brushing. We also have toothbrushes that flash a light until it is time to stop brushing. These have definitely helped with getting them to brush twice a day. In addition to brushing and flossing, did you know that chewing gum is actually a great way to loosen debris from teeth and clean them when brushing isn't an option?
I love chewing gum and always have some in my purse at all times. I've always been a gum chewer. You could say I am a gum addict and my favorite is Orbit Fresh Mint. The kids are always asking me if they can chew some, but I am reluctant for a few reasons. First, the mint is a little strong for them and Josiah says it is "hot", burning his mouth. Another reason is because he is at the stage where his baby teeth are beginning to fall out and his permanent teeth are coming in. I don't want him to consume too much sugar, which could damage those new teeth. This is why I was so excited to hear about Orbit for Kids. That's right, my favorite Orbit gum is now available for kids AND it is sugar-free!
Josiah couldn't contain his happiness as he opened up his Orbit kit we received in the mail from Mom Central, which contained everything we need to keep his teeth shiny, clean and healthy, including a toothbrush, mouthwash, dental floss and the new Strawberry Banana Orbit Gum for Kids all packed inside an awesome Built lunch tote Josiah can use when school is back in session!
Josiah hardly ever gets to chew gum, so imagine his excitement when he received 2 packs of gum just for himself. It's also been good practice for Liam, who has been wanting to chew gum for a while now, too.
I think it's great that there Orbit has a sugar-free alternative chewing gum just for kids, especially because my children would much rather chew gum than eat a piece of candy. Little do they know they are also helping keep their teeth clean in between brushing. It's been a great incentive to when getting them to finish meals and summer homeschool work. It's also been used as an a reward for brushing teeth. Sometimes the boys fuss when it comes time to brush teeth (especially when in the middle of playing), so when they brush their teeth without a fuss, they may get a piece of gum after lunch.
What did Josiah and Liam think about Orbit for Kids? They both said it is delicious and have continued asking for a piece each day, so I knew it had to be good. That's why I gave it a try, too, and confirmed that it does, indeed, taste very good. It's fruity, satisfying and even makes our teeth feel cleaner after chewing. None of the flavors are overwhelming and I swear I taste just a tiny bit of mint. Whatever it is, I love it and, even though it is for kids, I could see myself chewing it as well.
Every time I reached in my purse for a piece of gum, the kids always asked me for a piece, too, and I always had to say no. Now I can place their gum in my purse, too, and actually have the option of saying yes! They absolutely love this and feel so grown up because they have their very own gum. Have your kids tried Orbit for Kids yet? It is available not only in the Strawberry Banana flavor we received, but also an original bubble gum flavor.
I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Orbit for Kids. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.