Monday, November 1, 2010

Aquafresh Advanced Futures


imageParents all around the world have big dreams for the kids.    And to help Canadian parents to achieved these dreams Aquafresh Advanced has creation a contest titled Aquafresh® AdvancedTM Futures.

Whether it’s helping change the world, becoming prime minister or simply having a beautiful smile - we all have many wishes for our children – whatever their ages. Inspired by this understanding, the team at Aquafresh is giving parents across Canada another reason to dream.

The Aquafresh team is dedicated to making products that help keep our mouths healthy and protected. They are a trusted name in providing dental protection for ourselves and our families. Aquafresh Advanced, an enamel strengthening formula, containsimage active fluoride which penetrates deep into tooth enamel to strengthen teeth from the inside out – for strong, healthy-looking teeth for a lifetime.

Participation to the Aquafresh Advanced Futures contest is simple.
All you have to do is to share your wish for a chance to WIN a $10,000 RESP, courtesy of new Aquafresh Advanced!
Please note that the contest closes November 30, 2010.  Simply follow the instructions on the screen to enter your wish.

My Dreams for My Kids

For each of my kids, I pray that they will choose a work where they would flourish and bloom.   I find it important that they enjoy what they do in life.   As I write this my oldest son, who is nine,  is expressing interest in becoming a doctor and a missionary.   His brother, who is six going on seven, has a gift with animals.   Recently he said that he would like to be a veterinarian.   Somehow I totally see him doing that.    I once thought of going in that field but it didn’t happened.    I know that parents who push their own dream on their kids can cause problems later in life.   I will encourage my son in whatever he is interested but if his interest changes that’s okay two.   My younger two, who will be 5 and 3, are not talking about what they want to be.   But I have one who loves to make us laugh and my daughter is very determined.   Whatever they decide to do is okay – even being a stay at home parent and homeschooling.

We don’t know what impact our kids will have on the world but I want to equip them as much as I can.   Consequently, the older kids and I are currently studying the Human Anatomy and Physiology.  They are enjoying it and we are learning quite a bit.   When we will be done, we are planning to study the birds as well.  

The Importance of Teeth Brushing

Teeth brushing is an habit that needs to be introduce in the life of a child at an early age.  My kids brush their teeth twice a day.   Even my little girl is eager to brush her teeth before bedtime.   For the longest time, I was telling her a little French “Comptine” called “Violette en bicyclette” while brushing her teeth.   It goes like this:

Violette, Violette
Violette en bicyclette.

This year, I spotted my son, Jeremy – age 4, preparing himself to brush his teeth.    Anyway you can get your kids brush their teeth is fine.   What is important is the brushing part.  So if they want to sit on the counter to do so – let them be!  *grin*


Other tips for teeth brushing fun time…
o Make it a habit. Children should get into a healthy routine of brushing after breakfast and before bed. They should brush for at least two minutes so that the fluoride has time to work.
o Limit the amount of toothpaste. Children under 6 years of age don’t need more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste to clean effectively. This will also help that tube last a little longer!
o Be supportive. Up until first grade or later, kids will need supervision and coaching to brush properly. Make brushing more fun by playing or singing a favorite song, setting a timer to count down two minutes, or offering to read a favorite story as a reward.


I have an Advanced Futures giveaway.   Someone will win a Philips Sonicare for Kids Toothbrush valued to $70 (MSRP and a sample of Aquafresh Advanced toothpaste.  

How can you participate?  It is simple as brushing your teeth!   Simple leave me a comment sharing your tooth brushing tips and tricks for kids.  You also have to leave me your email address in your comment so I can contact you – no emails means I can’t let you know if you win or not. 

Contests is running from November 1st through November 22nd.

I will use to select a winner on November 23rd. You will then have 24 hours to get back to me with your address.   Mom Central will send the prize toothbrush to the winner on my behalf.

Participants can enter on multiple blogs but are only eligible to win once.

For Canadians only.

Disclosure - I am participating in the Aquafresh Advanced Futures program by Mom Central on behalf of GSK. I received a sample of Aquafresh Advanced and gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. I just explain to my daughter that there are bad germs in our mouths that eat holes in our teeth. I show her all the fillings I have in my mouth and what he dentist needs to do to fill them and she pretty much brushes out of fear :)

    May not be the most fun way to get her to brush but the important thing is that she's brushing.

    Rachel (

  2. To make sure that April is brushing all the surfaces of her teeth we make funny sounds that shape her mouth in the right way. For example: Grrrrr shows the fronts of the teeth making them easy access for brushing and then Ahhhhh to brush the tops of the teeth. She just LOVES it!

    trisha dot davis at gmail dot com

  3. I always let my kids have their turn brushing their teeth after I have my turn.

    leannemacg at

  4. We play the AWHHH and EEEE game ;) During the Awhh they open wide like at the Doctors and we brush the back molars and teeth. During the EEEEE they show me there front teeth and brush them really well :) Hopefully it keeps them nice and clean!


    jeffandsarahk at

  5. And the winner is #1 Rachel Pickford.

    Rachel has 24 hours to get back to me with her mailing address.