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Acknowledging Oral Health with Colgate #ColgateTotal4Health

by Notorious Spinks on 10.20.2012

In conversations about health, I find we speak about a myriad of topics however we rarely discuss oral health.  That’s not good. Oral health is just as important as any other health topic.  If our mouth is unhealthy then so is our body.  In addition, oral care is especially important for people living with diabetes and children. We are working hard to teach Goo the importance of oral heath and she is already seeing a dentist regularly. The earlier we begin the better.

Kool-aid smile

Speaking of children, it is very important for children with diabetes to see a dentist regularly because they are more likely to get gum disease than other children.  It is also important that they brush twice a day with a soft bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.  When they’re old enough they should also start to floss at least daily.

I headed to my local Walmart Neighborhood Market for a shopping trip.

Walmart Neighborhood Market

Of course these caught my eye.  The candy season is in full swing with Halloween right around the corner.

Plastic halloween baskets

Then I went to check out the dental and floss section.  The first step was to find my personal brand of toothpaste, Colgate.  Oh and please believe I’m just not saying this for the shop.  In my house we love Colgate Total.  However, what girl child can turn these down?

Dora tootbrush

Next month is American Diabetes Month and I decided to present a girl in my community with dental care products.  She is only 7 years old and has Type 1 diabetes.  I asked my neighbor, her mom, if it was okay if I gifted her with it and discuss oral care.  Her mom was okay with it but wasn’t comfortable with me putting her face on the blog.  I told her that was okay and I still wanted to give her the basket on behalf of Colgate’s goal of putting oral health prevention in the spotlight.

Colgate Total at WalmartI had to get a couple of boxes of Colgate Total to replenish our stockpile and for the coupons of course.

Gift bag with Colgate

When she opened her bag she was smiling from ear-to-ear when she saw what was inside.  I covered the bag in tissue paper so she had to open it all the way to see what was inside.  Yes, I know I’m so mean.  LOL!

To see more of my shopping trip head over to my Google + page.  For more information on Colgate and their oral care products head to their website, Twitter and Facebook page.

I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Colgate. #CBias #SocialFabric









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  • We’re huge Colgate fans!

  • Great post! :):)

  • We are taking our little guy to the dentist for the first time soon. He loves brushing his teeth, so I hope he likes going.

  • That is a straight up awesome gift idea! Love it!

  • What a fun way to give them something that is good for them!!!

  • What a great way to share some tips while also sharing your love! I need to do this for my niece!

  • That first picture is adorable! It’s very sad, the number of children with diabetes. I bonded with a co-worker over his 18 month old’s diabetes and my 18 month old’s endocrine disorder. Nothing like a doctor telling you that your child may not live, in order for you to take a step back and get your priorities in order. Thanks for sharing.

  • What a great thing to do! Oral hygiene is vital, and great if our children start early.

  • this is the brand i use!

  • My kids love those battery operated brushes!

  • I love Colgate and agree that oral health is really important.

  • Proper oral care is so important for children and adults alike.

  • Colgate is my favorite toothpaste! LOVE, and before Halloween is a darn good time to stock up.

  • I’ve been using Colgate since I was a child. Have never switched brands.

  • That is so great that you were able to gift a healthy smile to a little girl! I have to say.. I kinda like the fun characters too 🙂

  • It’s amazing what a special character can do as far as motivating little ones to brush their teeth! My daughter loves her McQueen and Sally toothbrushes!

  • Amy

    Such a cutie! Oral care is definitely a high priority with all these sweets around!

  • That’s a great idea!

  • So cute! What a great way for a child to get excited about oral health.

  • I love those little Dora the explorer toothbrushes, they make kinds want to brush their teeth! 🙂

  • Oral health care is so important. What a great thing to do.

  • That was so sweet of you! Oral health is so important. My boys want an electric tooth brush I think that’s what I’m going to give them for their “Halloween” gift!

  • Such a nice thing to do!

  • I need to get my son those fun toothbrushes!

  • What a great donation!

  • Looks like you had a fun shopping trip! It’s so true though. Oral health care IS so important.

  • What’s Walmart Neighborhood Market?

  • I have been buying Colgate products for years.

  • That’s such a good smile

  • love colgate! its all we use

  • Great smiles! Thanks for the info, I’ll have to try Colgate – I’m a Crest girl normally!

  • I love how Colgate makes products that are fun and appealing to kids to get them more interested in oral care. My daughter would love the Dora brushes!!

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