We all know that we should brush and floss our teeth twice a day but on Brush Your Teeth at Work Day you’re being encouraged to add a third brushing to your daily routine.
Less than half of U.S. office workers keep a toothbrush at the office so that they can give their pearly whites a cleaning during the workday, according to a survey commissioned by Church & Dwight Co., Inc., the maker of ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush ProClean battery-powered toothbrushes and ARM & HAMMER Toothpaste. And of those workers who already take a toothbrush to work, about half of them are not brushing at the office on a daily basis.
To encourage more Americans to add a third brushing occasion to their day, ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush ProClean battery-powered toothbrushes has declared the third annual “Brush Your Teeth At Work Day” for Thursday, April 19, 2012.
courtesy of Arm & Hammer
As a flight attendant, fresh breath is high on my priority list especially on days when I’m flying 12+ hours. There are so many times when I find passengers right up in my face asking for something to drink or where their next gate is and I find myself feeling self-conscious about my breath. Not to mention all the friends and co-workers I see on a daily basis who I hug and kiss on the cheek.
I usually carry toothpaste and a toothbrush in my work tote and I try to make time between flights to brush my teeth. To me, clean teeth and fresh breath leads to confidence and a better work attitude. However, even though a manual toothbrush gets the job done, I’ve found that a battery-powered toothbrush like the ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush gets the job done even better . . . and faster.
“ARM & HAMMER Spinbrush ProClean provides a more efficient clean than a manual brush, removing up to 70% more plaque in hard-to-reach places,*” Seitter said. “And with time at a premium in the workplace, a battery-powered toothbrush may be more efficient in making your mouth feel its best, allowing you to finish the workday with confidence.” said Tim Seitter, VP of Oral Care Marketing, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Seitter also stated that by brushing with ARM & HAMMER Advance White Toothpaste, people can experience a deeper clean, removing up to 5X more plaque in hard-to-reach places.** ARM & HAMMER Advance White Toothpaste contains baking soda, which has long been recognized for its health benefits, such as acting as a natural buffer that maintains good pH levels inside the mouth by neutralizing acids, helping keep breath fresh for hours.
courtesy of Arm & Hammer
I received a “Brush Your Teeth at Work Day” toiletry kit to take to work and try out for myself. It included a Pro Clean Spinbrush and an Arm & Hammer Advance White toothpaste within a clean logo toiletry tote. I liked that the tote was big enough to add in a few other things that I may need like dental floss, breath mints, and a travel sized bottle of mouth wash.
The Spinbrush runs on 2 AA batteries (included) and turns on with just a flick of a switch. The brush head is divided into two sections – the top circular area rotates around and around while the bottom section moves up and down (or side to side depending on how you look at it). This dual-action movement is clinically proven to remove up to 70% more plaque than a manual toothbrush.
The handle has indentations on the front and back where your fingers can properly grip the toothbrush. This ensures that you’ll be comfortable and more in control of your brushing.
However, the coolest part is that the dark blue bristles start to fade when it’s time to replace the brush head – approximately every 3 months. For some reason, I just can’t remember to replace my toothbrushes so a visual reminder is exactly what I need. To remove the head, just rotate it counterclockwise and pull apart. Very easy!
Ever since I’ve been taking my “Brush Your Teeth at Work Day” toiletry kit to work I’ve been making more of an effort to brush my teeth. I think it’s because the Spinbrush makes brushing so much easier . . . and fun. My arm also doesn’t get tired anymore from manually brushing the full 2 minutes.
So what are you waiting for? “Brush Your Teeth at Work Day” is coming up fast. Make sure you have your personal toiletry kit ready to go. Your teeth will thank you!
This post was written for Arm & Hammer who provided the complimentary items for review and giveaway.
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