Bright Smiles For Picture Day {Giveaway}

(Disclosure: I received a “Smile for Picture Day” package but all thoughts are my own.)

Did you know that more than 51 million U.S. school hours are lost each year because of dental related illness? To help children stay healthy and avoid missing school days, Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, in partnership with Teach for America, are kicking off the Smile for Picture Day™ campaign that will leverage school picture day as an opportunity to promote healthy habits among children in need.

As you get back to your back to school routine, one important thing to talk to your children about is the importance of a healthy smile. You can visit and click on the “Program Materials” link to download Colgate’s free oral health education materials which include parent tip sheets, video demonstrations for proper brushing and fun coloring sheets.


 Two people will each win a “Smile for Picture Day” package which includes a tube of Colgate Kids Cavity Protection Toothpaste and a Colgate Fresh n Protect Toothbrush


{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Leave a comment telling me your tip for getting your children to brush their teeth properly

2) Share this giveaway on a social network and leave me a comment with the link

 Giveaway ends August 29, 2o13 at 11:59pm Central time. Must be a US resident, age 18 or over, to enter.


  1. Alina Hahn says

    Our 3 yo son is obsessed with Daniel Tiger so he just needs to see him brush his teeth and he is grabbing the tooth brush. We also told him that brushing will make him big and strong. Lol

  2. Alina Hahn says
  3. Colleen Maurina says

    We bribe him with extra bedtime stories if he’ll brush his teeth well!

  4. I let them choose a toothpaste they like

  5. Mine just love to brush!

  6. I tell the kids to sing a song in their head as they brush…makes it more fun and they brush long enough that way

  7. I use Tom’s silly strawberry toothpaste and my son loves it, so that helps with brushing his teeth

  8. I make it like a contest to who will finish brushing their teeth first :)

  9. Rebecca Orr says

    We sing and dance around the bathroom while he brushes.

  10. Georgia Beckman says

    I try to keep “fun” &/or new toothbrushes on hand for them. They also have their own timer that THEY can set for tooth brushing.

  11. Georgia Beckman says
  12. We really just make it a habit, and hope they will always keep it. We also sing sometimes to make it fun.

  13. amy warren says

    My kids love to brush along to music.

  14. I’m trying to get my son (10 mo) interested in brushing his teeth by giving him a baby tooth brush to play/practice with when I brush my teeth.

  15. Amanda Rauch says

    I shared on twitter with the handle @amandajoyrauch, here is the link:

  16. Tabathia B says

    I help her practice brushing and she likes the twooth timer

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  17. Tabathia B says
  18. get them fun toothbrushes and several different kinds of paste make it fun and brush with them

  19. I get them cute toothbrushes with the timers and educate them.


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