### Arm & Hammer Spinbrush and $100 Visa Giveaway This contest is now closed. The winner is Cataroo. 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. 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. 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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1. Two. Morning and evening just before bed.

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2. Tweeted.

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3. I usually brush my teeth two times a day, sometimes three.
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4. I brush my teeth two times a day.
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6. Max once, sometimes not even. : (

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

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!

9. Two usually... but it depends on what food is on the day's menu ;-)
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10. At least twice a day.

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

12. Twice a day (most days).

13. Twice most days... ;)

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

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

16. Twice usually.

17. three times

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

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

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

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21. Morning and night!

22. I brush 2 times
I saw the tv commercial for this last night, Wish they had these when my kids were small
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23. 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!

24. 12x a day... just kidding. in the morning
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25. I brush twice a day.

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

27. Twice a day.

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28. Two to three. Morning and night and if I'm home, afternoon.
Thanks so much
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29. I tweeted:
Thanks
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30. Twice, as long as I'm not completely distracted at bedtime.

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

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32. 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.

33. twice a day!

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

35. two - once in the morning and once in the evening
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36. 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. :(

37. twice; three times on a good day.

38. twice a day! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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

40. Twice usually for me!!

41. Two time-morning and bedtime

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42. 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!

43. Twice a day!

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44. Tweet

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

46. Twice, usually.

47. Three times, after each meal.
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49. twice is normal... right??

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

52. 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.
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53. I tweeted
thanks!

54. I brush one - two times a day.

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

56. I brush my teeth 3 times per day nupa123atgmaildotcom

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

59. Tweet

60. brush twice per day

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

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62. tweet

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

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

65. I brush my teeth twice a day

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

tweet

68. at least 3
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69. Twice a day here :-)

70. I tend to brush mine twice a day.
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71. I brush my teeth at least 3 times a day. sometimes even when im at work! haha (:
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72. I tweeted
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73. Twice! Once after my morning shower and once after I wash my face at night.

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74. Such a cute post! Great giveaway!

75. We brush twice a day in our house. LOVING India's sticker explosion toothbrush!
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77. Once....in the shower :)

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

79. 2x sometimes 3x

80. I brush my teeth twice a day.

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81. I brush my teeth twice a day

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82. I brush my teeth twice a day, one in the morning & one in the evening!

83. I brush my teeth 2 or 3 times a day.
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85. 1-2 . I brush in the morning and sometimes later, sometimes not.

86. 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
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87. We brush twice a day.
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88. Twice! Once in the morning and once before bed.

Thanks!

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

91. twice
Thanks for the entry!
Janna Johnson
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92. I brush twice a day

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93. tweet

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94. I brush 2 times a day. In the morning and in the evening before bed.
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95. Twice a day, but I am a all day flosser- I am odd!
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97. I brush twice only
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98. Tweeted
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99. Twice a day

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100. I brush twice a day.

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101. tweet:

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102. 2 or 3 times a day.

103. i brush twice a day

104. I brush my teeth 2 times a day and make my kids 2 times per day.
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105. Two times each day!

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

107. I brush at least twice a day.
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108. Three times a day- after I eat and before bedtime
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110. I brush twice a day, morning and night.
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112. I'm really anal about having clean teeth so I brush at least three times a day.

113. Twice a day.

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

116. 3! I love having clean teeth! :) Awesome giveaway!

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

118. Twice. Morning and evening before bedtime.

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

120. We brush twice a week
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122. Twice a day.
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123. I brush at least twice a day, that's a minimum.
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125. At least twice a day - but sometimes 3 or 4.
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126. 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

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

128. I brush my teeth usually twice a day.

129. Twice a day for me!

130. I brush my teeth twice a day
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131. I brush my teeth twice a day!
-lauren chan
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132. I only brush twice a day and it really is not enough!
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133. 2 times.

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134. two or three times :)

135. Twice a day!
Thanks for the chance.
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136. I brush twice a day, morning and evening

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

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139. Two-in the morning and evening.
Flyergal82 AT (yahoo) \dot/ $com& 140. Would love to win the 100 VISA. Thanks morffrl@yahoo.com 141. I brush at least four times a day. JD SamneneD@aol.com 142. 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! 143. twice, but i know it should be more.... 144. usually just once! invisible_fairy_05@yahoo.com 145. 4-6 x per day but I am an adult with braces! :) AutKids @ hotmail.com 146. 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 147. Usually 5 times, in the morning, after each meal and at bed time. 148. I am a brushaholic - it's usually around 5x a day! wardrobeoxygen @ gmail.com 149. My DD totally needs a spin brush. We are trying to get her to brush her teeth w/o a fight. atndwj@gmail.com 150. http://twitter.com/#!/atndwj Tweeted. atndwj@gmail.com 151. Generally brush twice a day - morning/evening. Sometimes more often as the situation warrants. :) paschott [at] gmail [dot] com 152. 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 153. 2-3 :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net 154. Twice a day, just like the dentist ordered 155. Twice - after breakfast and before going to bed. Thank you. barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com 156. Tweet @JalapenoMama http://twitter.com/#!/JalapenoMama/status/71397784409997312 barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com 157. Twice a day, every day! katiekarr at gmail dot com 158. 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. 159. 2 x a day! littlegray88 at yahoo dot com 160. 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 161. 2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/71639610807164929 kytah00@yahoo.com 162. I brush my teeth twice. :D psmomreviews@gmail.com 163. I tweeted- http://twitter.com/#!/psmomreviews/status/71671631176675328 psmomreviews@gmail.com 164. I brush twice a day! texastypeamom at gmail dot com 165. Two times a day. lazybones344 at gmail dot com 166. Twice a day, morning and before bed! alexis784 [at] gmail [dot] com 167. Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/lexphile/status/71809081790312448 alexis784 at gmail dot com 168. I brush twice a day. bluedragon1951@gmail.com 169. I try for 2 to 3 times aday 170. Twice a day merleandtina@yahoo.com 171. http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/72086161652326400 merleandtina@yahoo.com 172. I brush at least twice a day, sometimes 3 times. 173. We brush twice a day around here! One in morning and one at night! daxkimd@gmail dot com 174. Twice-morning and night. Flyergal82 (at) YAHOO {dot}$com#

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

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

177. I brush my teeth 2 times a day. Morning and night.
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179. I brush at least twice a day. I try to brush during the day too so I won't scare my co-workers.

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

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

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182. I brush once or twice a day so my wife doesnt get mad at me. :)
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183. Twice a day, morning and night ... Flossing is another matter :(

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

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

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

189. once

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

191. brush twice a day