I’ve become very conscious of my dental hygiene recently. I floss nightly, use interdental brushes and make sure I brush my teeth for two minutes both morning and night. And it’s made me think even more about the health of the girls’ teeth. Research has shown that Brits only brush their teeth for an average of 45 seconds each time. And I’d be surprised if the girls even do it for that long. Sienna will happily chew her toothbrush for ages, but when it comes to brushing, it’s a different matter.
Ella is now getting much better at brushing her teeth. She understands the actions. And she’ll let us have a go at her mouth as well. She seems much more conscious of the fact that brushing her teeth will make them healthy and ‘shiny’! It is definitely making up for those toddler times of battling with her and occasionally having to really force her to let us brush her teeth. And now we are back there again with Sienna!!! She rarely lets us at her teeth and doesn’t brush them properly herself. Much as I try to limit sweet stuff in their diet, it’s pretty hard. While I may limit it, they are often getting given sweet treats elsewhere. So, brushing their teeth is so important to me.
Which is why I love the limited-edition Aquafresh Bonkers Brush Timer ‘Snuffles’. Aquafresh have teamed up with Comic Relief to make brush time more fun. Snuffles is a two minute countdown timer. He shouts out words of encouragement, and chuckles as he tells them to keep brushing! The first time we used Snuffles, I realised there could have been no way that the girls were brushing their teeth for two minutes. It felt ages! But they love brushing away while Snuffles cheers them on!!
You can win your very own Snuffles, as well as some other Aquafresh goodies by entering my competition below!