This week I was invited to the launch of  Sunstar’s Gum Brush like a Jedi Event hosted by Momtrends and held at Ripley’s Believe It or Not  Museum in NYC. What a fun and informative event for all.  While the little ones got to play laser races, have fun at the arts and crafts table, meet some StarWars characters, take pictures, and enjoy a museum scavenger hunt, we learned some valuable information from Dr. Michael A. Igneizi, Jr., D.D.S., Ph.D who is a pediatric dentist and orthodonist in Greensboro, NC on saving our children’s teeth, thus preventing a life long of unhealthy dental hygiene.

Some key information includes:

1. Start at a young age (children should begin brushing as soon as they get their first tooth) to impact their overall  dental health as they get older.

2. Get children in a routine to start brushing and flossing morning and night at an early age, make it fun for them.  Brushing should be long enough( 2 minutes).

3. Make sure children get fluoride in their water or get fluoride drops from your dentist or pediatrician.

4. Get sealants on permanent teeth, not baby teeth, this will prevent about 9 out of 10 cavities.

5. Use a fluoride rinse in children who are able to control their swallowing, usually age 5 and up.

Defend against cavities with the force, these GUM Star Wars toothbrushes will help make brushing fun for your little ones.

1. GUM Star Wars Power Toothbrush available in two characters: Darth Vader and Clone Captain Rex. This power toothbrush has soft oscillating bristles that massage gums,  a built-in suction cup to reduce counter clutter and keep the brush head clean, batteries included. This toothbrush retails for $5.99.

2. GUM Star Wars Lightsaber Toothbrush is available in three characters: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader. These toothbrushes with LED lights that illuminate the entire brush and flash for 60 seconds intervals to help train kids to brush longer. Soft bristles with interdental cut to reach between teeth, Batteries included. This toothbrush retails for $3.99.

3. GUM Star Wars Manual Toothbrush Twinpack is available in four characters: Anakin Skywalker, Yoda and Darth Vader, Clone Captain Rex. These toothbrushes have soft bristles with Dome Trim which is designed for effective plaque removal on tooth surfaces and below the gum line, and also feature a unique thumb grip for better control. These toothbrushes retail for $2.99.

All of these Star Wars Toothbrushes are available at www.GUMbrand.com and most major retailers.

Manual Toothbrushes

Power Toothbrush

Lightsaber Toothbrush

* I was not paid for this post, I attended the event and was provided with samples of  product.

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