I would like to thank One Direction for getting my child to brush her teeth properly. (Want to win One Direction tickets?)

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So my 7 year old is just.like.me. For good and for bad, we’re very alike.  So to say we butt heads on things at times is well, a slight understatement.  Mostly it’s just both of us having a strong personality and a desire to do what we want when we want to.  And for the past several months, my 7 year old has been resistant and downright crabby about brushing her teeth for long enough, properly, and even at all.  It makes for some very animated early morning conversations before most people are even contemplating hitting snooze again on their alarms, and for a high tension bedtime.  Little miss had her first (tiny) cavity a few weeks ago and when the dentist said the same things to her that MOM said, I think it scared her a little bit.  That, and the discomfort in the chair. There are certain things that are non negotiable in our family and proper dental care is one of them.  Brushing happens. 

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One thing my girl does like is music. Dancing.  Singing.  So when I heard about ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes featuring One Direction, I figured it was worth a shot to see if it motivates her.  She’s rocking out for the entire 2 required brushing minutes and NOT COMPLAINING.  Shaking her little tush and brushing away without a word. It’s marvelous.  A way to get something fun out of something she can’t stand to do? Happy mama over here!

All because of a toothbrush.  To be honest, I love that little toothbrush.  Tooth Tunes, you have converted me. I did not what I was missing out on with you. Well, Tooth Tunes and One Direction.  ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes featuring One Direction is the only brand of toothbrushes that plays One Direction in North America. 

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These Tooth Tunes featuring One Direction come in 2 song styles- “What Makes Her Beautiful” and ”One Thing”- each song lasts 2 minutes so kids are encouraged to keep brushing that recommended time. Tooth Tunes plays the music with vibrations through the bristles right into their mouths  so you can hear it while you brush.  Super fun, and if it’ll keep the kids brushing long enough?  Worth every penny of the $9.99 price tag. (I see a coupon on the site…so print that before you go buy!). One Direction is a HOT band right now and most kids want to have cool music to listen to. I think this is a great marriage of a need and entertainment!

Now I just have to hope that either my 5 1/2 year old decides he likes the One Direction Tooth Tunes as much as his sister – or check out one of their other options. I see several on there I know he’ll love. Some of the other brushes available:

All Day” performed by Cody Simpson

Dynamite” performed by Taio Cruz

I Gotta Feeling” performed by Black Eyed Peas

If I Ruled the World” performed by Big Time Rush

All of which he knows and adores. I’m going to have a very noisy bathroom at brushing time but I’m ok with that. If it gets the kids motivated to brush and brush properly, it can be the loudest bathroom ever!

If you have kids like mine who maybe aren’t so thrilled about brushing properly, you might want to give Tooth Tunes a try.  You may have a happy result like we have had!

We have some exciting news to share with you! Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER™, is excited to announce the Brush with Tooth Tunes™, Rock with One Direction Sweepstakes! People can enter for a chance to win the Grand Prize – four tickets to a One Direction concert in August 2013.  100 First Prize Winners will receive One Direction prize packs, with One Direction merchandise.

Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ partnered in support of this campaign. ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ compensated me for participation in this campaign. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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  • I wish they had a justin timberlake heck id brush my teeth constantly LOL!

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  • So cute! Would love to see her dancing while she brushes!

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  • I hope they have a taylor swift version, hehe

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  • I didn’t know they offered toothbrushes with One Direction songs. My youngest daughter is really good about brushing her teeth and she loves One Direction, so maybe this would be a nice way to reward her for doing such a good job.

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  • my 11 yr old has been wanting one of these so she can jam out when brushing… I like the fact that she’d be willing to brush longer because she wants to listen to the music!

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  • this would def help my little men with brushing their teeth

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  • I need to look for this! I found some 1D toothpaste… and even though it is “spicy” she still loves it and uses it. She will go brush her teeth midday just to see them on her sink! <3

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  • This is awesome! My neighbors daughter loves 1D.. I must get this for her!

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  • This is a great idea to motivate kids to brush their teeth,

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  • I need to get one for my son

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  • I used to buy these types of toothbrushes when my kids were small. they are so worth every penny. Most kids don’t brush the full 2 minutes. I say whatever works is great.

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  • I think this is such a great idea to help a child brush their teeth. It makes it fun to listen to the music and to know when the child is done brushing when the song is over! Awesome!

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  • Hey, whatever works! That’s what I say. They are kinda cute.

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  • This is one of the cutest ideas I’ve seen in a long time! In fact, I wouldn’t mind listening to some music when I brush my teeth!

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  • And then you can change songs every 3 months when it’s time to replace it! :)

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  • What a great idea to get kids brushing for long enough.

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  • My grand kids would love this.

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  • i think my daughter would love brushing her teeth a lot more with one of these!

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  • On one hand it is a great tool to teach kids the proper way/time to brush in a entertaining manor.

    On the other hand we are raising a generation of kids that are in need of more and more entertainment to do everyday simple tasks that I was expected to do without a fuss or there would be some sort of punishment.

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  • We’re not big One Direction fans so I will have to look into the other “singers” they have. I know the kiddos would get a kick out of brushing to music!

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  • My grandson would love this! He would WANT to brush his teeth if a song played while doing so!

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  • I would be all over the Big Time Rush toothbrush myself. They are such cute little guys! :)

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  • Haha, how cute! I can’t blame her for being more enthused with music, I actually wear headphones a lot of the time when I floss my teeth. My family are dentists so flossing always feels so tedious because I was taught to do it so thoroughly, LOL, so music helps. ;)

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  • I think this would get me more excited to brush my teeth too, lol.. what a cool idea!

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  • I bet my boys would love this. I’d love it if they brushed their teeth longer! Sounds like a win-win.

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  • Hello brilliant idea! I am always saying to sing Happy Birthday 2 times and it doesn’t work really lol, this is such a great solution!

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  • This looks like a great brush that would help my daughter brush longer, I must get one!

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  • Oh, I know my lil guy would love the one that plays DYNAMITE! :D I gotta go check them out!

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