Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Sparkling Good Time: ACT Mommy Party Wrap-Up


This post and party were sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I love to see my kids smile. They are ages 6, and 16 months, and to me, they have the best smiles in the world. As their mom, I want to protect those smiles. With so many foods and drinks that can be tempting to kids, and damaging to their oral health, it's more important than ever to make sure that they form good oral health habits from a very early age. That's why were we so excited to invite some friends to play and chat about (you guessed it) taking care of our mouths and our teeth.

Thanks to Mom Select, we were able to host an ACT Mommy Party in the park. We were sent some awesome ACT Kids products to talk about and share with the kids that came to our party. We don't do a lot of in-home entertaining these days, but we do love partying at our beautiful local parks. We invited a bunch of friends to the park for some healthy snacks, like carrots, goldfish crackers, cuties, and water. We also played a few fun games, did some other activities, and talked about the importance of brushing our teeth, cleaning our gums, eating healthy foods, and we even broached the subject of mouthwash.

According to a recent survey, more than half of moms (56%) say they struggle with getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth every day and even more (69%) say they wish getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth was easier. In fact, 52% of moms say they would give up their “me time” for a month if it meant they never had to battle with their kid(s) again to get them to brush their teeth.*

I enjoyed chatting with the other moms about ACT Kids products. Many of them had seen these products before, but had not necessarily purchased them. They enjoyed learning about the benefits of ACT products, like the new ACT Kids Toothpaste, and the ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse.


 All of the kids who joined us for our ACT Party got to take home a cool loot bag from ACT!

Most of the kids at out party had never used mouthwash before, and I hate to admit it, but neither had my son, six years old. I hardly use it myself (I know, for shame!), and hadn't really thought about the importance of my son using it at this young age. It makes sense, though. He has already lost three baby teeth, and as those adult teeth come in, I need to make sure that they are well taken care of.

Why ACT mouthwash? It's effective, dentist recommended, and kids love it!

ACT Kids Toothpaste is new, and comes in both bubble gum and fruit punch flavors. B loved the sample that we received to try and talk about at the party, because it had Batman on it. If anyone can get little dudes excited about taking care of their teeth, it's Batman!

Here's a peek at the loot bags- all good stuff, including a new toothbrush, ACT Kids Toothpaste, a brush timer, and a cute little tooth eraser.

We had a lot of great material to share with our friends: a match game, a brushing chart, and a coloring sheet with a happy tooth and a sad tooth.

The kids were really excited about the fun activities during the party. We talked about what kinds of things make our teeth happy, like drinking water, regular brushing with ACT Kids Toothpaste, flossing, using the ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse, and eating plenty of healthy fruits and veggies. We also talked about the types of things that make our teeth sad, like eating junk food, candy, drinking soda or sweet juices too frequently, not brushing our teeth, and neglecting good oral health.


We played some matching games, and some of the kids asked for extra papers so they could make their own charts at home, with healthy fruits and veggies pasted around a happy mouth. I loved their creativity! They were so excited about keeping their teeth healthy.

All of the kids were excited to get to take home a new toothbrush, and couldn't wait to try the ACT Kids Toothpaste! A new toothbrush also makes kids want to brush their teeth right away! B couldn't wait to open his, and try his new toothpaste. We demonstrated how to use the hourglass timer to time how long they were brushing. We talked about singing 'Happy birthday' twice while brushing, or using the 'Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth' song that we made up to the tune of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat.'

 B and his friend (R) couldn't wait to color the happy and sad tooth!

The kids were really excited about the fun activities during the party. We talked about what kinds of things make our teeth happy, like drinking water, regular brushing, flossing, using the ACT Kids Mouthwash, and eating plenty of healthy fruits and veggies. We also talked about the types of things that make our teeth sad, like eating junk food, candy, drinking soda or sweet juices too frequently, not brushing our teeth, and neglecting good oral health.

We played some matching games, and some of the kids asked for extra papers so they could make their own charts at home, with healthy fruits and veggies pasted around a happy mouth. I loved their creativity! They were so excited about keeping their teeth healthy.

All of the kids were excited to get to take home a new toothbrush, and couldn't wait to try the ACT Kids Toothpaste! A new toothbrush also makes kids want to brush their teeth right away! B couldn't wait to open his, and try his new toothpaste. We demonstrated how to use the hourglass timer to time how long they were brushing. We talked about singing 'Happy birthday' twice while brushing, or using the 'Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth' song that we made up to the tune of 'Row, Row, Row Your Boat.'

B, showing off his happy tooth and sad tooth, while some of our mommy friends chat about ACT products.

B said that his happy tooth ate lots of grapes, but the sad tooth ate too much candy. He would rather have the happy tooth living in his mouth. ACT Kids products have become a part of B's daily oral health routine. His baby sis observes him closely and is now trying to mirror what he says and does. We talked about how his good habits set a wonderful example for his baby sis, who just got her first tooth at 13 months.

More info about the ACT Kids Toothpaste...

  • New ACT Kids Toothpaste is now available for kids ages 2 years and older in both bubble gum and fruit punch flavors. It is available at a variety of retail locations, including select Walmart, Walgreens, and Target locations.


More info about the ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse...

  • Delicious & Fun. ACT Anticavity Fluoride Rinse is available in great tasting flavors developed just for kids (ages 6+). Kids love the way it tastes, and you’ll love knowing that they’re using a great cavity-fighting tool.

  • Up to 40% Fewer Cavities: ACT Anticavity Kids Rinses are proven effective in reducing children’s cavities up to 40% more than brushing with a fluoride toothpaste alone, while strengthening their pearly whites up to 4x stronger.

  • Maximum Fluoride: Every ACT Anticavity Kids formula provides maximum fluoride in a convenient 1-time-a-day formula! Just 60 seconds a day and they’re done!

  • Exact Dosage Meter: The easy to use dosage meter puts kids in control of the experience – it’s fun to use but also helps minimize the mess and gives an exact 10ml dosage every time.

Special thanks to ACT and Mom Select for allowing us to share about these wonderful products and hosting a fun afternoon for our friends!

*This survey was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted online using Toluna’s QuickSurveys methodology between February 13, 2017 and February 14, 2017 among 1,150 moms with children between the ages of two and 12 in the USA.  Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys.

Toluna’s SmartSelectTM methodology was used to promote sample representativeness. SmartSelect relies on statistical matching rather than probability sampling to select survey respondents, based on demographic, attitudinal and behavioral characteristics that match those of the target population. Figures for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, education and income are also weighted to bring them into line with their actual proportions within the population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in Toluna surveys, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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