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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Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins October 29, 2012 at 12:22 am

We’re huge Colgate fans!

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HilLesha October 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

Great post! :):)

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Lolo October 28, 2012 at 2:18 am

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.

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Kelly @ A Girl Worth Saving October 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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

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Toni October 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

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

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Tonia@thegunnysack October 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

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

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monique October 24, 2012 at 7:19 am

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.

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Donna October 23, 2012 at 11:31 am

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

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Penelope (NYC Blogger) October 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

this is the brand i use!

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Rachel @ Following In My Shoes October 22, 2012 at 11:39 am

My kids love those battery operated brushes!

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Sheri October 22, 2012 at 9:55 am

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

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Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy October 22, 2012 at 9:31 am

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

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell October 22, 2012 at 8:35 am

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

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Leilani October 22, 2012 at 12:22 am

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

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A Time Out for Mommy- Elaina October 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

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 :)

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Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom October 21, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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!

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Amy October 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm

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

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Maggie October 21, 2012 at 7:17 pm

That’s a great idea!

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Kathy October 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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

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Jenn @therebelchick October 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm

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

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debra @strangedazeindeed October 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

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

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Nicole @nicky_olea October 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

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!

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Anne - Mommy Has to Work October 21, 2012 at 9:02 am

Such a nice thing to do!

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Lolo October 21, 2012 at 1:30 am

I need to get my son those fun toothbrushes!

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Katherine October 21, 2012 at 1:09 am

What a great donation!

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Theresa October 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

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

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Stefanie October 21, 2012 at 12:06 am

What’s Walmart Neighborhood Market?

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Stefani October 20, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I have been buying Colgate products for years.

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Louise October 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm

That’s such a good smile

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Courtney October 20, 2012 at 10:23 pm

love colgate! its all we use

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Cindy Orley October 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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

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Mellisa October 20, 2012 at 7:11 pm

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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