Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Crest Pro-Health FOR ME product review - dental care products for tweens



I recently was provided with a sample pack of Crest Pro-Health's FOR ME product line.  Crest Pro-Health's FOR ME products are specifically designed for tweens - kids between 8 and 12 years of age.  I received the above-pictured items at no cost to me for the purposes of review here at Making Ends Meet.  In addition, I was granted permission to offer one lucky reader a gift pack including these items:
  • Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME CrossAction Toothbrush
  • Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste
  • Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
  • Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME Floss Picks
Are you excited?  I am.  And here's why.  My 9 year old is a tween... she's often got a gap (or two) between her teeth, having just been visited by the Tooth Fairy.  She even has one tooth that is only partially erupted.  In general, she sometimes looks like a jack-o-lantern.  She's also older, so we trust her more to take an active role in her dental health.  We check her teeth and remind her to floss, floss, floss, but we don't treat her like a baby and brush her teeth for her.

She likes mint and so the toothpaste was a good fit.  When I asked her input about the Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste that she'd been using for a few weeks, she stated, "It doesn't burn my mouth like a lot of other minty toothpastes do."  Even the mint in my own toothpaste can seem a bit strong to me.  If you want a kid to brush their teeth, particularly a tween, you need to think about these things.  She's too old for fruity flavored "baby" toothpastes (she says), but not old enough to tolerate the amount of minty freshness in an adult tube of toothpaste.

With regard to the Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME Floss Picks, she had a few things to say.  "They're a little bit too pointy at the end.  It's a little bit mintier than the toothpaste... I didn't like that."  Well, you can't win them all.  I was just happy that she really gave these a try since she is not one to remember to floss, even though we tell her to do so.  She did tell me that she was able to reach all of her teeth though. 

She's also used to having some kind of anticavity rinse.  She generally complies with using these, but she said of the Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Anticavity Fluoride Rinse, "I didn't like the fact that the I have to pour it.  I like the squeeze it and fill it kind.   I made some messes by pouring."  Well, that's good to know too and I would have to agree.  I actually thought that it was her brother who was getting into it and leaving slops on the vanity top.  Maybe an improvement would be to place a plastic piece over the top so that it pours out through a half moon or something like that to help with spills.

Buy the FOR ME product line at Targets and Walmarts, as well as many e-tailers if you want to shop online.  Think Christmas!  I don't know about you, but Santa always includes a toothbrush in our stockings here.  These products would also make a nice extra something that is left by the Tooth Fairy.

Win four FOR ME products here at Making Ends Meet. Here's what you need to do to enter:

Mandatory entry:  Leave me a comment letting me know which of these products that you would want your tween to try out first:
  • Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME CrossAction Toothbrush
  • Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste
  • Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Anticavity Fluoride Rinse
  • Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME Floss Picks
Be sure to include your email address so that I can let you know if you should win.   You must complete the mandatory entry or no other entries will count.

Extra Entries:  Each action requires a separate comment (please include your email address in comment).  If you already are following, just leave me a comment letting me know.  All friends - new and old - should be treated the same.

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Giveaway notes:  This giveaway will run through 10/25/2010 at 11:59 PM.  Random.org will be used to randomly select a comment - so using the extra entry opportunities will help boost your chance of winning.  Giveaway is limited to US only and you must be 18 years old or older to participate.  Winner will have 48 hours to reply back with requested information.  If winner doesn't reply back within that time frame, I will need to choose another winner.

Disclosure:  Thanks goes out to Crest Pro-Health/Oral B Pro-Health FOR ME for providing me this review opportunity.  As I mentioned, these products were provided at no cost to me for the purposes of facilitating this blog review. I did not receive compensation for making this blog review post.  The opinions stated herein reflect the experiences of my family.  Please visit the Crest Pro-Health FOR Me page to learn more.
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