GumChucks: Helpful Flossing Tool for Kids & Parents!
I first found out about GumChucks from my friends at the Lasky Pediatric Dental Group, who are supporters. Last year I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Jill Lasky about keeping your child’s dental hygiene up to par, especially proper brushing. Since then I’ve followed their tips and advice via Facebook and simply had to check out such a cool, new product!
My review of GumChucks, an Oralwise Co. product:
It can be a struggle maintaining your child’s dental hygiene and probably the last thing you feel like doing after a long day, but it really is important. Yes, they will eventually lose those baby teeth but establishing a good routine now is key to their dental success as adults. Dr. Lasky says baby teeth “are also important in guiding the permanent teeth into the correct position and the development of the jaw.”
The best way to encourage your child to brush and floss daily is to make it fun! This is why GumChucks stood out to me as a must-have product.
GumChucks offers brilliant flossing tools just for kids and their packaging is one-of-a-kind. They incorporate a whole gang of plaque fighting superheroes! What kid wouldn’t love this?
GumChucks is an entirely new way for children to floss. No more boring waxed floss that is nearly impossible for a child to get in the back of their mouth, or risk them biting your fingers! Floss picks are a nice alternative but they don’t always encourage you to make that “C” movement around the gums.
GumChucks resemble nunchucks so you still use two hands and can more easily maneuver the floss. The best part is the nunchucks have disposable tips. The tips easily pop on and off, allowing your child to use a new piece of dental floss as needed. The floss feels great and works with little effort – I tried them myself!
The nunchuck handles come in a variety of designs and colors which kids will absolutely love. They are comfortable and convenient for little hands with limited dexterity. No loss of circulation in little fingers and they can control the handles with ease.
Flossing is just as important for children as it is for adults and GumChucks makes it fun. So fun in fact, they should make them for adults! I would certainly use them!
GumChucks even has an iTunes app so your child can become familiar with them before using!