Electric Toothbrush Giveaway- $160 Value {IL 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.

GIVEAWAY:

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)

MANDATORY ENTRY:

Leave a comment telling 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.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES:

{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) 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.)

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3) “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.

This Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation “Dentist by 1” Electric Toothbrush giveaway begins today and ends on May 18, 2012 at 11:59pm Central time. Illinois residents only

(Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)

Comments

  1. Our dentist wore one of the lights around his head and it scared
    our oldest son, so he got out of the dental chair and hid behind the
    chair that I was sitting in!
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

  2. My mom told me that I refused to open my mouth until the dentist gave me a lollipop (counterproductive =). edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

  3. FB Lindsay Ann

  4. FB like sponsor Lindsay Ann

  5. Christine KAput says

    My daughter first trip was amazing. SHe loved going to the dentist and to this days, she still loves going.ckaput@sbcglobal{dot}com

  6. megryansmom says

    My grandson must brush his teeth 50 times a day. I think he just likes to see himself in the mirror.

  7. megryansmom says

    I took the pledge

  8. megryansmom says

    I like you on FB

  9. megryansmom says

    I liked Delta Dental on FB

  10. Joni Owada says

    The first time we took our little one to the dentist, we almost needed the jaws of life to pry her little mouth open. She had it pretty tightly closed!!!

  11. Joni Owada says

    I liked you on FB

  12. Joni Owada says

    I liked Delta Dental on FB

  13. Joni Owada says

    I made the pledge!

  14. My son will only use his Cars character toothbrush. If he doesn’t use it, he says his teeth aren’t as clean, lol

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  15. I’m a FB fan (Mari Doug)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  16. I’m a Delta FB fan (Mari Doug)

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  17. I pledged.

    runningmatey at hotmail dot com

  18. Kelly Falcone says

    My daughter likes to brush her teeth while sitting on the potty

  19. tiarasandtantrums says

    my son has braces now and literally could never brush his teeth again if I would let him – it is terrible!

  20. tiarasandtantrums says

    I do take my children to the dentist every six months!

  21. tiarasandtantrums says

    I like DD on facebook (teresa tiarastantrums)

  22. tiarasandtantrums says

    I like you on FB

  23. I made the pledge
    rilekat@gmail.com

  24. “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook
    Kat Riley
    rilekat@gmail.com

  25. “Like” Delta Dental of Illinois on Facebook
    Kat Riley
    rilekat@gmail.com

  26. pinkghosta says

    like makingtimeformommy on facebook
    amanda hoffman
    amandahoffman35@yahoo.com

  27. heather eg kaufman says

    My son loves to brush his teeth, he will do it all day, if I let him.

  28. pinkghosta says

    forgot the mandatory: my son doesnt have any teeth in yet but is teething bad

  29. Colleen Maurina says

    We literally had wrestling matches each day to brush our little guys teeth until we got him a Thomas the Tank Engine toothbrush!

  30. Mandatory Entry: Unfortunately my six year old daughter has not been to a dentist yet, due to our state insurance. However, I find it very funny that she “forgets” to brush her teeth until she is already in bed. She makes it an excuse to get out of bed.
    jedilynn106 at yahoo dot com

  31. Many of my daughter’s roots of her teeth never dissolved so they would not fall out on their own. She had to have many baby teeth extracted and the undissolved roots were gigantic!

  32. Like DDoI on FB

  33. Like MTFM on Fb

  34. my 3 year old grandson loved sitting in the chair but wasn’t too happy toopen his mouth

  35. Lisa Fisher Walker says

    On my daughter’s first trip to the dentist she was given laughing gas and she asked really goofy questions the whole way home.

  36. Kelly Nicholson says

    MANDATORY ENTRY:

    Leave a comment telling 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.

    no children..my first trip was frightning!!

  37. Kelly Nicholson says

    2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

    kelly nicholson

  38. Kelly Nicholson says

    3) “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.

    kelly nicholson

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