I participated in this sponsored campaign on behalf of REACH® and One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own.
One of the things my three kids remember being taught at a very young age was how to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine. I was always a bit paranoid when it came to their teeth and gums. The paranoia stemmed from a gum disease I developed at just age 19. I had to have surgery, which was not a pleasant experience. Naturally, I was always worried that my kids would have to go through the same miserable experience. Luckily, my kids have ‘perfect’ teeth and gums. They’ve never even had a cavity.
In my almost 21 years of being a mom, I’ve learned that the most important factor in keeping your children’s teeth healthy, is consistency. I never made any exceptions to brushing teeth. I didn’t care how tired my kids were; their teeth needed to be brushed. I also made sure I was with them when their brushed their teeth – at least at night.
Several years ago, I met a mom whose daughter had developed eight cavities by the time she was 5 years old. I asked the mom if she helps her daughter with brushing. It turns out the mom TOLD her daughter to brush her teeth every day, but never actually WATCHED her daughter brush.
Whenever moms of toddlers and preschoolers tell me how proud they are of their kids’ brushing skills I tell them not to leave all brushing responsibilities to their small children. From my experience, let your toddler brush first, then ‘help’ by brushing some more. This way the child feels in charge of his or her dental hygiene, yet the parent can still make sure brushing is done right.
To this day, my kids are really good about brushing and flossing, and I am glad I was able to instill this routine in them. My girls are now young ladies, and no matter how exhausted or busy they are, they prioritize their pearly whites over washing their face, or removing their makeup before bed. Even my tween boy cares about his pearly whites.That being said, we were excited to review the REACH® Complete Care™ Mouth Rinse and the REACH® Complete Care™ CURVE Tooth Brush while the girls were still home from college.
First off, how great is the design? I haven never seen anything quite like it. The mouth rinse comes equipped with a toothbrush holder, which ensures the head of the toothbrush stays clear of any countertop bacteria. The no-mess pump and complementary dosage cup guide users towards dispensing the correct amount of liquid and make rinse residue and splatter a thing of the past, and ensures the bathroom counter stays clean and tidy.The new REACH® Complete Care™ Rinse offers 8-in-1 benefits. It kills bad breath germs, helps prevent gingivitis, reduces plaque, fights tartar build-up and freshens breath. I was excited to use the rinse but while I like to use rinses, some can be way too strong for me as well. I admit to buying some that I’ve had to spit out immediately. The REACH rinse cleans the whole mouth by foaming between the teeth with no burn of alcohol. Perfect for my sensitive teeth and gums.I could really feel the difference with The REACH® Complete Care™ CURVE Tooth Brush. It has a 13° triple angled neck and triple angled bristles to maximize contact with each tooth and help clean between teeth and around the gum line. My teeth felt super smooth after brushing with the soft REACH toothbrush. The brush also has a great grip so your hand stays put and doesn’t “slide” around.I am obsessed with my new toothbrush. The kids love the curved design, especially my son. He said his teeth feel cleaner after brushing with the REACH curved brush than with his old electric brush. I am happy to hear that!