Arm & Hammer Spinbrush and $100 Visa Giveaway

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I think every parent of a preschooler is shocked to discover how much drama can be involved in the simple act of brushing a child's teeth. Kids want to be independent, and in my house we have had many stand-offs over who gets to apply the toothpaste to the toothbrush, and whether or not mom is allowed to brush. If my kids had their way, they would apply the toothpaste to their finger, eat it off, and then go back to eating candy.  Luckily, they are not in charge.

Teeth are serious business. If kids don't wash behind their ears, the repercussions of some dirt build-up are not going to be life-changing. But the teeth need a lot of attention to avoid cavities, even in childhood. In our house, we've developed an agreement. I brush first, and then they can brush on their own. They’ve come to know this as a part of their nightly routine, but they would still whine about it.

Recently, we got to try the new ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® MY WAY! ®  line of spinning toothbrushes.  They come with a packet of stickers so that kids can completely customize their own toothbrush.  My kids LOVED this.  In fact, the afternoon they spent decorating their toothbrushes may have been the quietest they’ve been all month.  The stickers are gender-specific, and included more than enough stickers to decorate in whatever them struck their fancy (though India attempted to use every last one).  The boys could choose from dinosaurs, skateboarding, cars, or transformers.  The girl pack had rainbows, flowers, and cute decorative icons.  Both packs had letter stickers so that the kids could put their own name on their toothbrush.  Then, they got to personalize their own toothpaste with the Orajel® MY WAY!™ Toothpaste.  Well, I am sure this comes as no surprise, but my kids have never been more excited about brushing their teeth.

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I really love how this product inspired their creativity and also got them more excited about the nightly routine.  They love the spinning, too, and I confess it does make my job a bit easier, too.

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Now, for more fun.  I am giving away a $100 Visa gift card, provided by BlogHer.com and ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® MY WAY! ®, between May 10th – 31st!  To enter, just leave a comment to this post answering the following question:
How many times do you brush your teeth each day?

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older.
Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.
You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
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424 comments:

  1. Two. Morning and evening just before bed.

    jvmwordsmith@comcast.net

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  2. Tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Jayne_Martin/status/69957187820204032

    jvmwordsmith@comcast.net

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  3. I usually brush my teeth two times a day, sometimes three.
    MCantu1019 at aol dot com

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  4. I brush my teeth two times a day.
    mom22girlz at ymail dot com

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  5. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/mom22girlz/status/70042889203351552

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  6. Max once, sometimes not even. : (

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  7. i wish i could say a bunch, but usually just once or twice!

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  8. Twice but sometimes if my teeth feel unclean during the middle of the day or I'm going out I do it a third time!

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  9. Two usually... but it depends on what food is on the day's menu ;-)
    suzparkermiller (at) gmail (dot) com

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  10. Twice, and I have tricked myself into believing that sugarfree gum helps during the day - sigh!

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  11. Depends on the day...anywhere from one to four times.

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  12. Standard issue...twice a day. Unless I eat something specifically "spicy." In that case, I "up" it!

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  13. three times

    LWons@HotMail.com

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  14. two, sometimes three times a day. i live with a dentists daughter at school, and she always reminds me to brush my teeth, ha.

    mgracie91 @ mail . com

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  15. Two. Morning and night, unless I eat something that requires some extra brush attention.

    janessarowe(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. I brush twice per day, morning and night.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  17. I brush 2 times
    I saw the tv commercial for this last night, Wish they had these when my kids were small
    whit1966@gmail.com

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  18. Okay, I'm a loser, if I get it done once a day I am doing good! Those little things that fall by the wayside when you have a child with a disability!

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  19. 12x a day... just kidding. in the morning
    sherricrawford70/at/yahoo/dot.com

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  20. 2...when i wake & when i go to sleep

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  21. Twice a day.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  22. Two to three. Morning and night and if I'm home, afternoon.
    Thanks so much
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  23. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/peg42/status/70231646846201859
    Thanks
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. Twice, as long as I'm not completely distracted at bedtime.

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  25. I brush my teeth twice a day. I know it should be three times but I can't always brush my teeth at work.

    teechbiz at gmail dot com

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  26. I brush twice a day... isn't that normal? I always am told that I brush too hard.
    these toothbrushes are great for cleaning around the fixtures on the sink.

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  27. At least twice a day...and I floss too! Pick me!! :)

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  28. two - once in the morning and once in the evening
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  29. At least twice - sometimes three times. Depends on the day and my level of OCD. I floss a few times a week too, though not nearly as much as I should. :(

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  30. twice; three times on a good day.

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  31. twice a day! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  32. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoinesDealin/status/70319313399185408 scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  33. Two time-morning and bedtime

    apoalillo [AT] hOTmail (DOt) com

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  34. I used to brush up to 4 times a day. But now it is 2. A night and in the morning. Thanks for the helpful reminder that I could bump it up a little and, I happen to adore Arm & Hammer products!

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  35. Twice a day!

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  36. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/?status=http%3A%2F%2Fmamamanifestoreviews%2Eblogspot%2Ecom%2F2011%2F05%2Farm-hammer-spinbrush-and-100-visa%2Ehtml#!/alittleumbrella/status/70354930879303681

    littleumbrella (at) wow (dot) com

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  37. I brush my teeth twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night.

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  38. Three times, after each meal.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  39. http://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/70358347332845568

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  40. would love to win, and I'm pretty sure my 2 year old would love a spin brush too.

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  41. I tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/alwaysnwonder/status/70396188221915136

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  42. Twice a day when I am busy and out most of the day. Sometimes 3 or more times when I am home since I'm close to my toothbrush.
    cardprincess(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  43. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/70402158738149376
    thanks!

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  44. I brush one - two times a day.

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  45. Twice. Once after breakfast & once before bed.

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  46. I brush my teeth 3 times per day nupa123atgmaildotcom

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  47. https://twitter.com/#!/rewcath/status/70488744087654403 tweeted @rewcath nupa123atgmaildotcom

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  48. I brush twice a day and I have an elaborate routine that includes rinsing and flossing.

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  49. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/clc408/status/70490778388017152

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  50. I brush my teeth 2-3 times a day.


    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  51. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/mrcheapo/status/70525551886086144

    hellrzr(at)juno(dot)com

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  52. Usually just once even though I know I need to at least once more!

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  53. Twice. Once in the morning, and once at night :)

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  54. I brush my teeth twice a day

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  55. I brush twice a day and fight with my kids to do twice a day

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  56. http://twitter.com/2kidsblogger/status/70546733041582080

    tweet

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  57. at least 3
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

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  58. I tend to brush mine twice a day.
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

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  59. I brush my teeth at least 3 times a day. sometimes even when im at work! haha (:
    on my Blog:
    http://stephersx3.tumblr.com/
    on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/#!/stephkopitar
    my email: gaspitsstephee@aim.com

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  60. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/The_Sunshyn/status/70565294623571968
    chainmail (at) iwon(dot) com

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  61. Twice! Once after my morning shower and once after I wash my face at night.

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

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  62. Such a cute post! Great giveaway!

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  63. We brush twice a day in our house. LOVING India's sticker explosion toothbrush!
    Gmerickson714@yahoo.com

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  64. Tweeted your giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/#!/JoeNLiamsMama/status/70587038281379840
    gmerickson714@yahoo.com

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  65. Once....in the shower :)

    Christine
    cplm@att.net

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  66. I brush my teeth at least twice a day, sometimes three times a day.

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  67. I brush my teeth twice a day.

    choateorama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. I brush my teeth twice a day

    blackbearpie@aol.com

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  69. I brush my teeth twice a day, one in the morning & one in the evening!
    sbuttercup@roadrunner.com

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  70. I brush my teeth 2 or 3 times a day.
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  71. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/chipdip2010/status/70690121397174272
    chipdip2010(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  72. 1-2 . I brush in the morning and sometimes later, sometimes not.

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  73. I brush my teeth twice a day - and I try to have the kids brush theirs twice a day too, but I have to admit that sometimes it just doesn't happen. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Cathy
    cfoblog-at-gmail-dot-com

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  74. We brush twice a day.
    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Twice! Once in the morning and once before bed.

    Thanks!

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  76. Two unless I have something really acidy or really sweet, then I brush again

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  77. I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/eyzofblu63/status/70720175195963393

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  78. twice
    Thanks for the entry!
    Janna Johnson
    jannajanna@hotmail.com

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  79. I brush twice a day

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  80. tweet

    http://twitter.com/MistySunrise/status/70730241521352705

    itsjustme62613 at gmail.com

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  81. I brush 2 times a day. In the morning and in the evening before bed.
    brewerchickey78@yahoo.com

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  82. Twice a day, but I am a all day flosser- I am odd!
    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  83. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/70760050318254080
    baypayments@yahoo.com

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  84. I brush twice only
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  85. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/pinksade/status/70786641979129856
    gagaslab at gmail dot com

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  86. Twice a day

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  87. I brush twice a day.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  88. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/70811314339065856

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  89. I brush my teeth 2 times a day and make my kids 2 times per day.
    designbytara@gmail.com

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  90. Minimum twice, more if I eat something smelly (GARLIC!) or gets in my teeth (corn on the cob!).

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  91. I brush at least twice a day.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  92. Three times a day- after I eat and before bedtime
    bukaeyes@aol.com

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  93. tweeted. http://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/70854982156566528
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  94. I brush twice a day, morning and night.
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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  95. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/70856564910727168
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

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  96. I'm really anal about having clean teeth so I brush at least three times a day.

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  97. tweeted :http://twitter.com/#!/themamahood/status/70866978117664768

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  98. I Brush my teeth 3 times a day birdson@roadrunner.com

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  99. 3! I love having clean teeth! :) Awesome giveaway!


    dillard.emily@gmail.com

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  100. I brush 2-3 times per day - and always before I put on lipstick! (weird habit, I know!)

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  101. Twice. Morning and evening before bedtime.

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  102. Twice a day :) melindaberge@yahoo.com

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  103. We brush twice a week
    faithful1104/at/gmail/dot/com

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  104. Tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/faricakes08/status/70884458580017153
    faithful1104/at/gmail/dot/com

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  105. Twice a day.
    chariot71226@Yahoo.com

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  106. I brush at least twice a day, that's a minimum.
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

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  107. http://twitter.com/#!/mngirlinssp/status/70886909332819969
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

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  108. At least twice a day - but sometimes 3 or 4.
    seraphou at aol dot com

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  109. Ok I will be honest, Usually only once (in the morning) and If I eat something stinky I will brush after I eat

    dwalline at gmail dot com

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  110. I brush at least twice daily, sometimes three times. Thank you!

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  111. I brush my teeth usually twice a day.

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  112. I brush my teeth twice a day
    Kari(at)shining2save(dot)com

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  113. I brush my teeth twice a day!
    -lauren chan
    lil_bunnie_goez_mewatyahoodotcom

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  114. I only brush twice a day and it really is not enough!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  115. Twice a day!
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@yahoo.com

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  116. I brush twice a day, morning and evening

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  117. http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/71001683257327617

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  118. I brush at least twice a day. More if I eat something that really sticks in my teeth.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  119. Two-in the morning and evening.
    Flyergal82 AT (yahoo) \dot/ $com&

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  120. Would love to win the 100 VISA.

    Thanks

    morffrl@yahoo.com

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  121. I brush at least four times a day. JD

    SamneneD@aol.com

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  122. I brush in the morning and then I try to remember in the evening but I've been so exhausted I am lucky to make it that far!

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  123. twice, but i know it should be more....

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  124. usually just once!
    invisible_fairy_05@yahoo.com

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  125. 4-6 x per day but I am an adult with braces! :)
    AutKids @ hotmail.com

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  126. Hello-

    I brush twice and sometimes a third. I wear braces, so depending on what I eat, I have to brush again.

    Thank you!
    evrywoman at yahoo dot com

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  127. Usually 5 times, in the morning, after each meal and at bed time.

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  128. I am a brushaholic - it's usually around 5x a day!

    wardrobeoxygen @ gmail.com

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  129. My DD totally needs a spin brush. We are trying to get her to brush her teeth w/o a fight.
    atndwj@gmail.com

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  130. http://twitter.com/#!/atndwj
    Tweeted.
    atndwj@gmail.com

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  131. Generally brush twice a day - morning/evening. Sometimes more often as the situation warrants. :)

    paschott [at] gmail [dot] com

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  132. I brush my teeth at the very least twice a day. Sometimes more than that. If I start to feel the gunk on them, I'll go brush them.

    kriswhite82 at gmail dot com

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  133. 2-3 :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  134. Twice a day, just like the dentist ordered

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  135. Twice - after breakfast and before going to bed.
    Thank you.
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  136. Tweet @JalapenoMama
    http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/71397784409997312
    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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  137. Twice a day, every day!
    katiekarr at gmail dot com

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  138. I brush once most days. I swish with some mouthwash in the morning but don't have time to brush in the a.m., especially after I have breakfast work. My dentist said that was fine if that was all I could do.

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  139. 2 x a day!
    littlegray88 at yahoo dot com

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  140. USUALLY ONLY ONCE- TRUST ME, I KNOW THAT'S BAD. MY DAD LECTURED ME ON IT EVERYDAY WHEN I WAS A KID LOL kytah00@yahoo.com

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  141. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/71639610807164929 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  142. I brush my teeth twice. :D

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  143. I tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/psmomreviews/status/71671631176675328

    psmomreviews@gmail.com

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  144. I brush twice a day!
    texastypeamom at gmail dot com

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  145. Two times a day.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  146. Twice a day, morning and before bed!
    alexis784 [at] gmail [dot] com

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  147. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/lexphile/status/71809081790312448
    alexis784 at gmail dot com

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  148. I brush twice a day.

    bluedragon1951@gmail.com

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  149. Twice a day
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  150. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/72086161652326400
    merleandtina@yahoo.com

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  151. I brush at least twice a day, sometimes 3 times.

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  152. We brush twice a day around here! One in morning and one at night!

    daxkimd@gmail dot com

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  153. Twice-morning and night.
    Flyergal82 (at) YAHOO {dot} $com#

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  154. I brush once in the morning and see my dentist every 6 months for a thorough cleaning dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  155. http://twitter.com/guillenwins/status/72313181694984193 dguillen at kc dot rr dot com

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  156. I brush my teeth 2 times a day. Morning and night.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  157. http://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/72324798818164736
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  158. I brush at least twice a day. I try to brush during the day too so I won't scare my co-workers.

    safety_chick@hotmail.com

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  159. I brush 2 times- morning and bedtime. Cheryl cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  160. I'm bad - I only brush my teeth once a day. I know I'll be paying for it soon!

    Maggie at tethered mommy dot com

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  161. I brush once or twice a day so my wife doesnt get mad at me. :)
    werdna_tterrag(at)sbcglobal.net

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  162. Twice a day, morning and night ... Flossing is another matter :(

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  163. twice a day :) sometimes more if i eat something yucky

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  164. twice a day
    kelsch636 at yahoo dot com

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  165. I try to twice a day. definitely in the morning and hopefully before bedtime.

    hockiemack at hotmail.com

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  166. I brush 3-4 times a day depending on whether I'm home or at the office :)

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  167. I tweeted about your giveaway :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/KellyCrowell77

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  168. once

    jcwga@hotmail.com

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  169. I brush my teeth twice a day - in the morning, and before bed.

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  170. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/pattie43/status/72467373856260096

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  171. 2-3 times a day

    emilynwins at gmail dot com

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  172. I brush my teeth twice a day. helenkeeler@comcast.net

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