Sunday, May 6, 2012

Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation Electric Toothbrush Giveaway




***The following giveaway is for Illinois residents only

Many parents don’t know that children should visit the dentist within six months of getting the first tooth – and no later than the first birthday. In fact, Illinois children don’t visit the dentist, on average, until they are 3 ½ years old.

A visit by age 1 allows you and your child to develop a relationship with a dentist, which can help set a foundation for good oral health and detect potential dental problems before they progress. Your little one could have pain in one of his or her teeth, but may be too young to tell you.

The Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is kicking off “Dentist by 1,” a statewide public service campaign to educate parents about the benefits of taking their children to the dentist by age 1 and to encourage them to schedule a visit.


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In conjunction with the campaign, the Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation is offering one of my readers an electric toothbrush ($160 value) to help promote good oral health! (Open to Illinois residents only).


To enter (mandatory):
 tell me about your child’s first trip to the dentist or something funny about their oral health care habits in the comments under this article. This Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation “Dentist by 1” Electric Toothbrush giveaway begins today and ends on May 16.

For additional entries:
  • Pledge to take your kids to the dentist by age 1 or to regular visits at www.dentistby1.com and tell me in the comments below. When you pledge, Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation will donate an oral health kit to a local, underprivileged child and will also send you a kit! (Kits include a toothbrush, floss, toothpaste and a children’s oral health tip sheet.)
  • “Like” Delta Dental of Illinois on Facebook for more information about upcoming contests and tips on establishing good oral health habits for a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Follow my blog
Good luck!

8 comments:

B. Wilson said...

My son is just 2 months, but I intend to take him when he cuts his first tooth.

--Brandy
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B. Wilson said...

Blog follower b wilson
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B. Wilson said...

I took the pledge on fb
--Brandy
fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

B. Wilson said...

Like delta dental on fb
--Brandy
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AEK said...

My oldest went to the dentist shortly after her third birthday and my youngest is going next month (her 3rd birthday is next week).

Thanks for the chance!
Angie

AEK said...

I follow your blog via Google Reader.
angiedkelly at gmail dot com

AEK said...

Made the pledge on Delta Dental's website.

angiedkelly at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

I have 4 children. All have had VERY different experiences with teeth. I have to say, in 4 years, last week was our first checkup where EVERYONE had perfect teeth!! SO happy!!! They finally "get" the point of brushing and brushing good.

My 2 year old's first dentist trip was the hardest! She clinched her mouth shut as hard as she could and screamed (even though her older siblings had showed her how simple it was). We had a great dentist...so how it had to be done was, I sat knee to knee with the dentist. My daughters bum and legs on my lap and her head on the dentist while she pried her mouth open to check out her teeth and spray some fluoride on :) Wow. What effort it took!!!

This last appointment was MUCH simpler. She whined, but I layer in the chair with her on my lap and she even let them brush her teeth! I love understanding dentists!!!! What a great help. Hopefully each one will get better and better!

had to write one more: my oldest has had the worst time with teeth... 2 silver, one pulled, and 2 fillings. Poor kid!!! This last check up, she told the dentist "I brush twice and day and sing the ABC's TWICE on each side!!! My teeth should be perfect this time!" And, they were! She's 7 :)

My 5 year old has had a filling. He was so excited to go to the dentist this last time because he said "i love when they brush my teeth and I love the pig nose!" oh boy...but at least they made the filling a good experience! and he didn't have any cavities this time either :) whew!!!!