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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 Christie August 6, 2010 at 7:42 pm

My 7 yr old tries to brush two times a day. Sometimes we are in a hurry and forget the am brush (sad, but true!) He had a cavity at his last dentist appt. Almost least it is a baby tooth. Now we have him floss with the kid flossers and his dentist actually recommended this toothbrush. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

2 Lisa D August 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm

With a new baby it's hard to find the two minutes it takes to brush throughout the day, but I always make sure to brush before bed. My 8 year old fights me tooth and nail (no pun intended) when I tell her to brush. I have a sonicare but it's only got one brush head. She wants to try it, so this would be perfect.

3 Dana August 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm

I still have to remind my 12 year old to brush. I brush 3 times a day.....was taught too early on and so was my child...she just don't always listen. Great giveaway!

4 Michelle August 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I am a twice (sometimes 3 times) a day brusher. My boys (3 and 5) are getting better about letting us brush their teeth twice a day. Some mornings are a stuggle with the 3 year old, but as long as we use the "tickle" brush (battery powered cheapy) he is usually game. A new, more sophisticated "tickle" brush would be awesome! The replacement heads (if we won) would be the reason for us to invest in that nice new "tickle" brush! I think I even got a decent coupon for the brush that I'd be able to use! :)

5 Teya August 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm

We just have a two times a day policy.It's easy to get them to start brushing their teeth, but they'll only brush their teeth for a max 15 seconds and then claim that they're done.

6 Sarah M. August 6, 2010 at 7:55 pm

We typically brush our teeth twice a day. My DD only has two teeth that just recently came in, so we haven't started the brushing routine yet.

7 Sarah August 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm

If I'm home, I brush 3 times a day. My kids are always willing to brush their teeth, the problem is getting them to do a good job of it.

8 Carol August 6, 2010 at 8:05 pm

We started using the Sonicare Kids toothbrush for our 3 year old. What a difference. Don't get me wrong, he still has his screaming days, but for the most part, he will independently get everything out and prepped. He loves to brush at the same time I brush my teeth. I have my adult Sonicare and he has his very own. This seems to make him more interested. We have a "contest" to see who can get the cleanest!
Anyway, the prize of replacement heads would be wonderful!
Thanks for the chance!

9 melissa August 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I always brush 2 times a day & more if I'm at home I'll brush after each meal. I have a 5 & 2 yr old & they don't mind brushing their teeth, we have silly songs & games to go along with brushing.

10 alind August 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm

I used to be a 10 minute routine person in the morning. I know that it would have been better at night. I would first brush my teeth, then floss, pre rinse w/a peroxide based product, after that I would use my Oral-B, on to the water-pic and use a wash to finish. I know...obsessive, but my parents always had issues with their teeth and I did'nt want that to be me. My hygenist used to love me, she didn't have to do anything.

Then I got I am lucky if I can find time to brush...don't worry, I do...


11 Katy P August 6, 2010 at 8:34 pm

We are twice a day brushers and my daughter loves brushing her teeth.

12 Sarah August 6, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Fortunately, it's not a struggle to get my kids to brush their teeth. Unfortunately, they sometimes want to brush their teeth a little too much, and it can get annoying, especially when you are trying to get them out the door. But I guess I shouldn't complain. :)

13 Amy August 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I take much better care of my teeth now that I am an adult. I try telling my kids that they need to take care of theirs as well, but they must constantly be told to brush, and when I inspect, sometimes have to go back and do it again.

14 Debbie Russell August 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm

I brush twice a day. My grandchildren have been taught to brush after every meal but of course it don't always happen.

15 Michelle August 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

I brush twice a day morning and night

16 robyn meyers August 6, 2010 at 8:58 pm

I personally LOVE to brush my teeth throughout the day...generally 3-4 times a day. Getting my kids to brush their teeth is a whole new story...

17 Laura Warren August 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

My 2 adult children still aren't good about brushing their teeth twice daily, my daughter has had many cavities and has had 2 root canals already in her 20s. I'd love to win.

18 Tara August 6, 2010 at 9:05 pm

It's not a struggle to get my 19 month old to brush her teeth, but it is a struggle to get her to brush her teeth CORRECTLY! She would just mess around and suck on the brush if we'd let her. :)

19 Junglewife August 6, 2010 at 9:19 pm

We try to at least brush our kids' teeth once a day. I know that's sad, but that's the best we're doing at this point! I bought my 4-year-old a kids' Sonicare (my hubby and I use the adult one and LOVE it) and hopefully that will help her to be able to brush her teeth on her own correctly. She already has cavities!!!

20 Gwen August 6, 2010 at 9:19 pm

We sing the ABC's while I brush their teeth...ABC (top right) DEF (bottom right) HIJ (middle tops) get the picture...they think it is funny and I make sure the teeth are clean! We have three kids 5 and under so it takes a little time :)

21 mary August 6, 2010 at 9:31 pm

5 year old has 3 cavities. I need to buy this. it is a struggle.

22 Summer August 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm

We are all big time brushers in our home, but trying to make our 2 year old understand isn't that easy!

23 Lisa August 6, 2010 at 9:57 pm

The challenge is getting my 3 year old to brush correctly -- she loves to brush her way :) My husband and I brush twice a day.

24 lisa August 6, 2010 at 10:12 pm

i brush after every meal, which turns out to be more than 3 times a day.

25 Shannon August 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm

After my husband has had two teeth extracted and a crown put in, we have become a better brusher household. My kids fight brushing their teeth, but now it is a hit and miss brush one time a day.

26 Laura August 6, 2010 at 10:19 pm

It is a bit of a struggle for my 7 year old to brush her teeth, but I stay on her, because I had a Mom that did and it paid off with only 1 cavity my whole life. So, I want my daughter to know how important it is to take care of her teeth. She'll thank me in 20 years! We brush at least twice a day and many times more after a snack.

27 Angel Galloway August 6, 2010 at 10:28 pm

I actually still have to tell my 16 yr old to brush his teeth every day!!

28 Paula August 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

We definitely brush twice a day. Sometimes really have to remind especially my 14 year old son to brush before going to bed. Would love to win :)

29 Becky August 6, 2010 at 10:37 pm

It has always been hard to get the kids to brush their teeth well. We brush twice a day at our house. Thanks for the chance to win!

30 Barbara M August 6, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I brush twice a day - morning and before going to bed.
Kids are grown so I can't comment on that!
barbara.montyj at gmail dot com

31 One Frugal Girl August 6, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Once in the morning and once at night w/ an extra floss in between.

32 Ana August 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm

I'm a twice a day brusher and recently had to switch to a Sonicare because I was brushing my teeth too hard and it really damaged my gums. I have to have a graft because of it, and I'm young!

Here's to hoping that the Sonicare will prevent this from happening again!

33 Tricia P. August 6, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Teeth brushing in our house is handled without a fight by keeping it a routine. First thing in the morning, after dinner and before bed. We just keep it regular and the kids do it by force of habit!

34 laura August 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm

Twice a day,if I eat candy I will brush again. Would love to have this brush!! Thank You.

35 Tina August 6, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I love my sonicare - use it twice a day and it keeps my gums healthy!

36 Kristen August 7, 2010 at 12:09 am

It is a struggle in our house to get the kids to brush their teeth twice a day. We just went to the dentist and luckily both of the old ones have great teeth and no cavities. I just went to Walmart and was looking at this toothbrush because of the $10 off coupon going around. This give away would be a huge help! My husband and I both use Sonicare Toothbrushes and love them. I'm sure my kids would love them just as much!

37 Jo August 7, 2010 at 12:23 am

Getting my little girl to brush is a big chore, and getting her to do it right the first time is even more of a challenge! New brush heads to help get the job done would be a Blessing. I do love the fact that the sonic care brush has an automatic 2 minute timer which pauses at 30 second intervals which cues her to start on another area. Use this brush with a mouthful of listerine mouthwash (or something similar) to prevent/even turn back gingivitus/peridontal disease according to my dentist....that is quite a value in my estimation!

38 Sandy Treece August 7, 2010 at 12:29 am

Twice a day with lots of flossing!

39 lynne August 7, 2010 at 12:32 am

Morning first thing, then night just before bed. I brush in between if I'm home.

40 Jaime August 7, 2010 at 12:55 am

Well, right now it is just my fiance and I in the household. I am a complete hygiene freak. So I brush my teeth twice a day. My fiance on the other hand, would honestly go without brushing his teeth at night if I wasn't there demanding that he do so! lol But he has a sonicare (an ancient version) so at least I know his teeth are getting a good cleaning when he actually does brush them. I still have a regular toothbrush and despite brushing really well, whenever I go to the dentist they tell me I have tartar buildup on the backs of my front teeth. If I had a sonicare I feel like I could clean those tricky to brush back of the teeth and have less tartar buildup!

41 Denise August 7, 2010 at 1:32 am

Unfortunately I only brush my teeth once a day sometimes twice. :( And It is a struggle in our house to get the kids to brush their teeth twice a day.

42 Allison August 7, 2010 at 2:16 am

I am a 2x a day brusher. For my 2 year old, we only brush his once--before bed--b/c it's such a battle!

43 Tina August 7, 2010 at 3:00 am

I don't like the Sonicare because the strong pulses hurt my mouth. I let my husband try it, and he absolutely loved it. We're down to one backup brush head, so it's time to start looking for a good deal on replacement heads.

As for our brushing habits... My son brushes without a fight at bedtime. I brush away my dragon-breath in the morning. I think my husband brushes morning and night. He's a grown man, so I don't pay too much attention to when he brushes his teeth... unless he's eaten onions or peppers and wants to kiss me! :)

44 zuly August 7, 2010 at 3:09 am

We've always struggled with my little one to brush her teeth. We literally have to hold her and brush and it's so devistating for her. She's only two and already has two cavities. It was heart breaking to see them put her to sleep for the procedure. I never want to go through this again, especially not now that she's so little. Help! I want a toothbrush that would really help her teeth get really clean.

45 Some Lucky Dog August 7, 2010 at 3:13 am

We use Sonicare brushes and love them! I always brush after breakfast and at night before I go to bad. I know I should brush right after meals, but I admit I'm lazy about it. My Sonicare keeps my teeth so clean that my dentist (who recommendedn it) believes I brush and floss 3 times a day...I'm not telling!!

46 Lina August 7, 2010 at 5:03 am

We always brush our teeth twice a day in the morning at night. But sometimes we add in a brushing in the middle of the day!

47 Eleaves August 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

My two year old loves her toothbrush but just sucks off the toothpaste and plays around with it. My 3 year old screams almost every time it's time to brush teeth. My two older children brush twice a day but only with reminders. I would love for them to brush more but I forget to remind them.

48 Karen August 7, 2010 at 9:22 am

My 3 year old often puts up a fight when it comes to brushing teeth. He is getting better, though! We only brush once a day, but hope to start doing twice a day!

49 Tasha August 7, 2010 at 10:08 am

We brush ours twice a day and my kids love to brush!!!

50 Sam August 7, 2010 at 10:26 am

I'm a twice a day brusher but my husband is one that brushes any chance he gets.

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