Oral care is an important thing for kids to learn at an early age. We know that it’s much hard to learn new tricks as we get older, so showing kids how to keep their teeth and gums clean and healthy is important. The trick is that “adult” toothpastes aren’t necessarily appropriate or kid-friendly. That’s where Oral-B Stages and Crest Pro-Health FOR ME come in. These products provide kid- and tween-friendly products to help kids brush and floss.
About Oral-B Stages
Oral-B Stages is recommended by dentists, accepted by parents and preferred by kids.
About Crest Pro-Health FOR ME
Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME is the first and only complete line of oral care products for tweens (kids 8+) created to protect all the areas dentists check in kids including fighting cavities, strengthening teeth enamel and freshening their breath.
The Pro-Health FOR ME line includes toothbrushes that are just the right size for older kids’ mouths, toothpaste and rinse flavors designed for tweens and floss picks that are easy to use – all in unique packaging that’s cool enough for tweens!
With innovative designs, bright colors, and kid-friendly flavors, both Oral-B Stages and Crest Pro-Health FOR ME are design just for kids. While they look fun, the truest test for both of these products is whether or not they can help kids “get excited” about brushing their teeth.
WiC Chick Hollie, of Woman of Hope and Prayer, and her daughter helped us test out Oral-B Stages. Designed for kids between 0 and 7 years old, there are 3 Oral-B Stages to choose from. Hollie’s daughter is in Stage 3, which is for kids between 5-7 years of age, which means they have slighly larger handles and special bristles to surround each tooth as you brush. Hollie’s daughter was very excited to get her toothbrush and kids flossers from the Disney Princesses line. The purple toothbrush has a tongue cleaner on the back which she had no problem using, and the flossers eliminated the need for any begging from Hollie. For a child that is sensitive to strong tooth-paste flavors, the Winnie the Pooh Berry Bubble toothpaste was “good enough to eat.”
For kids 8 years and older, there is the special Crest Pro-Health FOR ME product line, which is designed specifically for “tweens.” WiC Chick Shelly and her daughter decided to put the Crest Pro-Health FOR ME product line to the test. They were provided with Crest Pro-Health FOR ME toothpaste and fluoride rinse, and the Oral-B Pro-Health FOR ME toothbrush and floss picks. These products got rave reviews from both mother and daughter, but I think our tween tester sums everything up nicely:
I think the flavor and the strength of the toothpaste is perfect! The fluoride rinse is not mediciney at all, and is refreshing. The toothbrush has a nice design, and I like the way the bristles feel in my mouth. They are not too hard, and they are angled, so your teeth get really clean. I like using the floss picks so much more than regular floss. The floss picks have a minty flavor and I found it easier to reach my back teeth, and get all the hard to reach places. Also, the design on the packages is really cool. Thank goodness they did not use a cartoon character! This product is truly for me, not a little kid, but still not an adult!
Both the Oral-B Stages products and the Crest Pro-Health FOR ME products were winners for our kid testers. Not only did the designs appeal to them, but the kid-friendly flavors and specially designed toothbrushes made the whole experience more enjoyable.
To find the right toothcare product for your child, you can find Oral-B Stages and Crest Pro-Health FOR ME products at your local food, drug and mass merchandise stores. Prices range from $2.49 to $4.59 depending on the product.
Oral-B Stages and Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Online
- Visit the Oral-B Stages Website
- “Like” Oral-B on Facebook
- Follow Oral-B on Twitter
- Visit the Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Website
- “Like” Crest on Facebook
- Follow Crest on Twitter
The WiC Project Oral-B Stages and Crest Pro-Health FOR ME Giveaway
One winner will receive a collection of Oral-B Stages products and one winner will receive a collection of Crest Pro-Health FOR ME products.
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Disclaimer: This post consists of my (and/or fellow tester) opinions only. Your experiences may be different. No compensation was given for this review/giveaway. WiC Chicks Hollie and Shelly did receive a free product from the manufacturer or their representing PR agency to use and test for the purposes of this review. This did not affect the outcome of this review.