Halloween means trick or treating and tons of chocolate and candy. Hard candy, gumballs, caramels, and those molasses candies that stick to your teeth? Oh yeah! Lots of candy and chocolate will be consumed over the next few weeks so it’s important to take extra care of those pearly whites.

While Halloween brings a lot less tricks and a lot more treats, there are some great tools to make brushing teeth fun for kids. With any kids’ toothbrush, it’s important that the design works for their unique needs. To make sure the toothbrush is doing what it should, look for a toothbrush that is designed with a smaller brush head (best for smaller mouths) and a brush head that helps remove plaque and massage gums. Battery powered toothbrushes are also a great option for kids, as it makes tooth brushing time that much more fun. The new Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Super Mario Bros™ Toothbrush lets kids brush their teeth with their favourite Super Mario character.

To help fight against cavities, strengthen teeth and add fun to your kids brushing routine, try new Orajel™ Bubble Guppies™ Kids Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste Gel and Manual Toothbrush. These are the perfect tools to help transition kids from fluoride-free to fruity fluoride toothpaste, while using characters from the hit television show Bubble Guppies. The manual toothbrush’s coloured bristle guide easily shows children where to place their toothpaste, while the soft bristles are gentle on young teeth and gums. Plus the handle provides a comfortable grip for little hands! Children under the age of three should always be supervised by an adult when brushing.

For the parents that sneak one too many treats from the candy bag, Orajel™ has what you need to make sure your sweet tooth doesn’t cause you pain. With Orajel™ Maximum Strength Toothache Pain Relief Gel, you can enjoy sweets and know that if a stubborn toothache happens as a result, you will be able to get instant relief.


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Happy Halloween! And go easy on the treats, will ya?



Maria Lianos-Carbone is the author of “Oh Baby! A Mom’s Self-Care Survival Guide for the First Year”, and publisher of amotherworld.com, a leading lifestyle blog for women.


  1. To some extent. We are in the room with her and tell her areas we think she’s missed. Also are the timer for her.

  2. Karry Knisley Reply

    I supervise them brushing their teeth but do not help. They do a good job

  3. I help them floss, but they are pretty good at brushing themselves most of the time. I do supervise them though.

  4. at their age now I just remind them and occasionally supervise.

  5. when they were little most definitely, but when older I’d still stand by talking with them so I could see how they were doing.

  6. yes i do help my kids brush their teeth and sometimes my husbands ..just kidding

  7. My daughter is 2 so I still help her brush and floss every night.

  8. Darlene Schuller Reply

    I don’t have to help her as much as I use to , but I still help her.

  9. Holly Wright Reply

    I do not usually help but monitor to make sure they are doing a good job!

  10. I help my kids with their teeth when they are very young but try to instill good brush techniques so that they can do it themselves at a fairly young age.

  11. I do still. The next stage will be teaching my oldest to spit so we can start using toothpaste with fluoride.

  12. Tammy Dalley Reply

    My kids brush their own teeth but I always check to make sure they did a good job!

  13. Angela Mitchell Reply

    I brush my youngest teeth but my older daughter is on her own now:)

  14. Dayna Wilson Reply

    Yep, they’re only 8 months and 2. I let my son brush and floss his own teeth first, then I follow up to make sure everything is properly brushed.

  15. I dont have children, but I do help my God-children on occasion

  16. patty george Reply

    kids learn at an early age if its fun to brush, then they always do a good job

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