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National Fresh Breath Day Giveaway #SonicareChallenge

by Tara Kuczykowski on August 6, 2010 · 183 comments

Today is National Fresh Breath Day, a day to discuss the importance of oral hygiene, and the importance of having minty fresh breath. Coincidentally, it also happens to be my 6-year-old daughter's birthday -- just look at those beautiful, pearly whites thanks to her new Sonicare for Kids toothbrush! (Happy Birthday, Baby!!!)

Seriously, this was a child that I battled with regularly over brushing her teeth, and she's now thrilled to brush her teeth every morning, noon, and night. These brushes are on the pricey side, but the savings we're sure to see on dental bills makes them a much more reasonable proposition. Three cheers for clean teeth without any arguments!

In celebration of National Fresh Breath Day, Sonicare would like to give one lucky Deal Seeking Mom two Sonicare brush head refills for the Sonicare toothbrush of your choice!

To enter, just tell me what teeth brushing is like in your household. Are you a three-times-a-day brusher? Is it a struggle to get your kids to brush their teeth regularly?

This giveaway ends at 11:59 a.m. ET on Monday, August 9th and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use Comment Contest to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 24 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

To find more chances to win, check out all of the #SonicareChallenge action on Twitter, Whrrl, and!


1 Sharon August 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm

My twelve year old is still trying to brush just once a day. Yes, this would make her remember easily. I brush twice a day, not three.

2 molly shortall August 6, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Too funny because I just purchased my first sonicare tooth brush yesterday...I used it last night and it felt great, I was so excited to get to try it again this morning!! I had no idea they had a version for kids, will definitely be checking those out for my two!!

3 Mel August 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm

My 4 year old needs reminding to brush her teeth, and my 2 year old is a struggle!

4 Raquel August 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm

We brush twice a day. I, do, brush a third time on the days that I go into work to have fresh minty breath. :) My 7 and 10 year old kids don't exactly take the two full minutes that they should though. I really need to put in a timer in the bathroom! My 14 month likes to suck on his toothbrush rather than use it to clean his teeth.

5 Heather August 6, 2010 at 4:52 pm

My 18 month old demands she do it herself, then she just sucks all the toothpaste off and runs away. My 3 year old just learned to spit and rinse, and princess toothpaste has helped a bit. But they are both awfully wiggly when it's time to brush teeth.

6 N August 6, 2010 at 4:58 pm

I try to brush 2 times, but I get lazy....

7 Amanda August 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm

It use to be hard to get him to brush but he's good at it now! No reminders needed thank goodness!

8 Cathy August 6, 2010 at 5:02 pm

brushing is sometimes easy, sometimes a depends on the day!

9 Stacey August 6, 2010 at 5:05 pm

We brush twice a day. They are 5 and 3 so still need reminding and supervision when brushing. They are pretty good though and they usually don't mind brushing.

10 MARIE August 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I have a 4 year old who I have to struggle with to get her to brush her teeth. She usually starts the brushing and I finish it. But then I have a 19 month old son that loves to brush if it means he gets to taste the "candy" flavored toothpaste.

11 kristen August 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

I have a family of five and we, the parents, brush after every meal, but the kids get it twice a day...whew (if we're lucky!)...I would LOVE this brush to help war off the dentist! please, pick me.
ps.I follow the feed and twitter

12 Tracy August 6, 2010 at 5:10 pm

My kids always need reminding to brush their teeth!!!!!

13 Jean August 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

We are lucky to get 1 time in for our 2 boys. Our 2 year old likes it better than our 4 year old but it is definitely a task everyday.

14 cat August 6, 2010 at 5:11 pm

twice a day, one time in the morning and one at night. :)

15 Svea August 6, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Two times a day...and if we're in the mood we floss too.

16 Melissa August 6, 2010 at 5:14 pm

We love our Sonicare! We use it Am & PM here at our house. And we do the dog once a week- that's the biggest struggle- we don't use the Sonicare on the dog though...

17 Chancey August 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I always brush my teeth twice a day. I have a toothbrush @ work so if I seriously get something stuck in my teeth that the floss that I keep in my desk can't get I will brush them then also. So sometimes 3 lol. Let's see, my husband doesn't have to brush his due to the fact that he doesn't have any (unfortunate accident involving a baseball, yeah I'm sure you get the picture/not pleasant). My 16 month old loves when I brush his 8 pearly whites every morning :) BUT, my 10 year old step son hates brushing his teeth. I always have to tell him to go brush his teeth. You would think that would've changed since he just got 7 cavities filled at the dentist (his mother never took him to the dentist how sad is that).

18 elizabeth A August 6, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Are you kidding, it could be 5 o'clock in the afternoon and i will randomly ask if my two boys age 9 and 11 brushed their teeth today, and all of a sudden there is a mad dash to the bathroom like a zoo, did i mention they have braces too! I brush twice a day!

19 Kim August 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I brush twice a day, with the tooth brush I get from my dentist

20 traci s August 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm

my stepson is 9 and still a struggle to get him to brush, maybe this would help him!! and your little girl is beautiful, tell her happy birthday! and i am a morning brusher, and no cavities for me!

21 Kim August 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm

Everyday Is a struggle for us. My 4 & 6 year old fight every morning with me. We are a twice a day family.

22 Kay S. August 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm

We brush twice a day. I have heard that if you do something for two weeks in a row then it becomes habit (like buckling your seatbelt) so brushing just comes automatic for our family.

23 Claudia August 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

My seven year old, loves brushing her teeth, but my five year old just likes to play around with the water. She could really use something fun to get her to play less and brush her teeth more.

24 Meridith August 6, 2010 at 5:25 pm

I have 3 young kiddos, 8, 5, and 1. It's always a struggle to get them to brush there teeth even once a day :) My 1 year old wouldn't even open his mouth for the toothbrush until this week....whew! I'd love to have something that would help us in getting them to brush better.

25 Marie August 6, 2010 at 5:26 pm

We brush our teeth twice a day and our 1 year old gets his 4 teeth cleaned with a fingerbrush.

26 Sharon August 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I have 2 grandchildren and when they come to stay with me, they never want to brush their teeth. Well, they saw me using my NEW electric toothbrush and I just happen to have an extra head, only one got to use it, it was my granddaughter. She just LOVED IT. She cannot wait to BRUSH HER TEETH and she keeps telling her brother maybe Nana will buy us one of our own. Well, here is my chance to WIN them one of their own. Please, please so I won't have to keep nagging them to keep brushing their teeth, since how I know how important dental hygiene is! Their teeth will thank you for it!!!

27 Jennifer August 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Teeth brushing is our house is BANANAS! It involves me using my legs to hold my almost 2 year old still while I try to brush his teeth, me telling my almost 5 year old over and over that he is not done yet, and me trying to brush my own teeth with my 3 month old in my arms! Aaah! I have too many kids!! lol

28 Holly August 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Brushing teeth is still a struggle in our house. My 22 month old LOVES it, but my five year old thinks of it as a chore. I would love to get her to use a Sonicare, but unfortunately, we tried the "spinning" toothbrush too early with her. It scared her, and now she will have nothing to do with any electronic toothbrush. I'll keep trying...I have used Sonicare myself for about two years, and I love it! I am prone to have dental problems and had poor dental care as a child, so I had cavities at every single dentist appointment of my entire life (from about six years old on) - truly, no exaggeration - until about 18 months ago, when I had my first cavity-free appointment. (I'm 30 now.) I have had five appointments since then, and still no problems! Did I mention that I love Sonicare? :-)

29 Liz August 6, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Both of my kids brush two times a day and like it for the most part.

30 Jennifer August 6, 2010 at 5:40 pm

I am a tooth brushing fanatic! My 3 year old needs help of course, but she loves to have her teeth brushed- 3 times a day.

31 Claire August 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm

I brush between 2 and 4 times a day, depending upon what I am going and where I am going. I brush my 5 year old son's teeth every morning and night, and occasionally another time during the day. Sometimes we really have to work up to brushing his teeth! We were just on the Sonicare for Kids website, and he really, really wants one! (Perhaps DSM will offer a contest for one at a later date?) I'm hoping that excitement would transfer over to his interest in brushing on his own, and learning the proper way to brush.

32 AT August 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

This is funny because I just bought my 5 year old daughter a Sonicare! We are trying to ramp up to 2 times a day. We do one really good brushing at night but the AM is a battle, I'm hoping the Sonciare helps! I always brush 2-3 times a day.

33 Melissa August 6, 2010 at 5:49 pm

My kids brush twice a day - usually without problems. They earn gems for doing so without me asking. I brush 2 or 3 times a day.

34 Amy in Kansas August 6, 2010 at 5:53 pm

I have a teenager who brushes with an obsession and a seven year old who acts like it is the worst request in the world. I would love to have your freebie and if it is good, then I would consider buying another!

35 laura August 6, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Anything to make brushing teeth more exciting sounds great to me!!! I think my teenagers take better care of their teeth than I do, I am ashamed to say!

36 Jeanette August 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm

We brush and floss in the morning and then just brush before bedtime.

37 marci August 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm

My family brush their teeth every morning and at night--just a part of the daily routine. :) A healthy smile makes for a happy life. :)

38 Marilyn August 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

It is often a struggle to get my youngest to brush her teeth on a regular basis

39 Karen August 6, 2010 at 6:06 pm

I brush last thing at night before bed....and eat/drink nothing but water after brushing :)

40 jen August 6, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I love my Sonicare! I try to brush my teeth >2 times a day - depends on if I fall asleep too fast or not. :)

41 angela August 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm

We are a twice a day brushing house! It's not so much a struggle to get them to brush, but to *remember* to brush! We have a sonicare toothbrush with a desperate need of replacement brushes - thank you for the offer!!

42 Jenni August 6, 2010 at 6:33 pm

We brush twice a day at our house, the kids are usually once but we try for twice. 3 year old, 2 year old, and 1 year old... it makes for a chore.
The boys love to "suck" their toothbrushes and then brush basically the bottom half of their mouth. So I have to remind them to do the top, sometimes they refuse and laugh at me and then take off running.

43 Charlotte August 6, 2010 at 6:37 pm

We don't have any problems brushing at our house.

44 Lisa August 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

These Sonicare "advertisements" are really annoying. Please stop talking about Sonicare. I've used them before and they are just overpriced, fancy toothbrushes.

45 Tara Cochran August 6, 2010 at 6:50 pm

We have taught my daughter to brush and floss twice a day. We don't have dental insurance at the present time, so brusing and flossing are important in between dentist visits.

46 Kelsey August 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

we brush twice a day!

47 Linda Kish August 6, 2010 at 7:06 pm

I usually do once a day.

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48 Jenna August 6, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Brushing is a struggle with my 2 year old. I bruch twice a day unless I fall asleep in her room trying to get her to sleep!

49 Sam in AZ August 6, 2010 at 7:20 pm

My 4 year old is a challenge, you have to hold him down. My 2 year old loves toothpaste and brushing.

50 Lisa G August 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

We try to brush twice a day but it's usually only once. We didscover the flossers for kids last year, so at least they floss, and my son uses ACT children's mouth rinse daily A new Sonicare would certainly be a good motivator!

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