Ava Grace's Closet: Establishing Good Routines with Philips Sonicare
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Establishing Good Routines with Philips Sonicare

For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with getting Julian to brush his teeth.
There are still days {and he is 14} where I will glance at his teeth across the table at say, lunchtime, and notice, quite clearly, that he has not done so.
The conversation usually goes something like this:
Julian! Did you brush your teeth? 
Yeah, of course I did. 
Julian. I can literally SEE the plaque on your teeth from here. It's disgusting!
A loud laugh.
Followed by a mad dash up the stairs to well, BRUSH HIS TEETH.

Isabella, on the other hand, well, she is pretty much obsessed with brushing her teeth.
She wore braces as a child and as such, is pretty proud of her pearly whites.
She brushes without asking - reminds me when they're almost out of toothpaste.
And on rare days, reminds her brother that high school and girls are just around the corner = 

So, now that each of them is about to embark on a new adventure in their respective academic careers – one starting high school and the other starting first year university – how to establish solid morning routines that don’t have me chasing them?
Well, to start with, we’ve equipped both of them with alarm-friendly iphones – no need for mama to be around to wake them up. They are in control of their schedule – and that includes ensuring they know how early they need to wake the next morning. And to get to bed at a reasonable hour.
Secondly, we’ve established routines that have them showering the night before vs in the morning AND {especially in Isabella’s case} choosing and laying out their school clothes.
I cannot tell you how much smoother the mornings go.
So, how do you step things up in the oral hygiene department with one girl and  one tooth brushing adverse boy?
Begin with changing up the tools they're currently using making it more fun to brush.

The Philips Sonicare 2 Plaque Control toothbrush is sleek and compact, and makes it easy to reach those back teeth and other hard to reach spots.
From the website:
The new Philips Sonicare Series 2 Plaque Control toothbrushes use patented sonic technology to drive fluid deep between teeth and along the gumline for a thorough, yet gentle clean.
Julian just finds using a power toothbrush SO much easier. And secretly, I think he kind of likes the idea of  a toothbrush that does the work for him. 
In record time.
I have all but stopped reminding him to brush.
Isabella, whose routine will change nightly based on her aggressive timetable, loves the fact that the Philips Sonicare is so easy to transport. Recharges quickly. And not only makes her teeth look cleaner but she swears she can feel the clean. 
Her morning and evening routine leave her teeth super smooth and plaque-free.
She's happy. I'm happy.

Now that the kids have made the leap, I'm definitely next.
The Philips Sonicare is available in 5 colours - one for each family member. including Calvin.
Suggested retail price is $79.99 - a small investment for this mom's piece of mind.

Philips Sonicare uses dynamic cleaning action and patented sonic technology to gently and effectively reach deep between teeth for a superior clean you can see and feel. Switch to Sonicare 2 Series and remove 6X more plaque than a manual toothbrush.

 Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Philips via Mode Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Philips.

1 comment :

  1. Dearest Susan,
    So very happy that this works out fine for Julian.
    Yes, oral hygiene is very, very important and it can ward off several diseases too.
    Getting everyone into a routine that becomes second nature is the thing to do; not easy...
    Sending you hugs,


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