LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- February is National Children's Dental Health Month (NCDHM) - a perfect time to encourage good oral hygiene for everyone in the family. The American Dental Association recommends brushing "two minutes, two times a day," but did you ever stop and wonder just how clean is the toothbrush you use every day and night?
According to Pediatric Dentist and mom Danielle Gilbert-Fowler, D.M.D. of Palm Tree Pediatric Dentistry: "You wouldn't clean your child with a dirty washcloth. Why clean their teeth with a dirty toothbrush? It's important to keep toothbrushes in a clean environment and separate from other family members toothbrushes. Use of a Steripod clip-on toothbrush protector will help keep your toothbrush clean and protect against cross contamination from other toothbrushes. Kids and adults alike should replace their toothbrush and Steripod every three months or more frequently after any illness – especially during cold and flu season this winter."
Environmental contamination from airborne particles is another potential risk - especially for anyone who pops their toothbrush into a backpack, school locker, gym bag or purse. Steripod is the perfect protective companion for busy families to use everyday, whether at home or on the go. Just clip it on any manual or electric toothbrush, and Steripod goes to work protecting your toothbrush. No cables or batteries are needed. Each Steripod contains thymol – found in many mouthwashes and oral antiseptics – to help keep your toothbrush fresh and clean for up to three months. Steripod is specially designed so air circulates freely and your toothbrush can dry naturally. Available in a rainbow of bright colors, Steripod is fun and easy for kids to use.
To celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month, Steripod is offering a 10 percent discount and free shipping on orders of $19.99 now through February 29. Go to GetSteripod.com and click Buy Now to learn more. For a chance to win a free year's supply of Steripod for a family of four (16 Steripod), enter on Twitter or Instagram and share why you want to join the Pod Squad using the hashtag #GetYourPodOn. To enter on Facebook, comment and use the #GetYourPodOn hashtag on the Sweepstakes post. Four winners will be selected throughout the month of February.
Dentist and mom Jamielynn Hanam-Jahr, DDS of Beverly Hills Aesthetic Dentistry, recommends Steripod to all of her patients. "I think Steripod is a great invention to help everyone keep their toothbrush fresh and clean and avoid cross contamination. When you're done brushing your teeth put it over your toothbrush and that way it stays clean and safe in your bathroom or out and about between uses."
Visit ada.org for more information on National Children's Dental Health Month, including this year's theme: Sugar Wars, and download fun activities encouraging kids and teens to Choose Healthy Foods for a Smile That's Out of This World. Don't let your toothbrush go to the dark side. Feel the force of a fresh, clean toothbrush every time you brush with Steripod. ADA tips for NCDHM 2016 include:
- Brush two minutes, two times a day
- Clean between your teeth daily
- Limit snacks, eat healthy meals
- Visit your dentist regularly
Steripod is available at major retailers nationwide including Bed, Bath & Beyond, Duane Reade, Target, Walgreens and Walmart, or online at Amazon or ShopGetSteripod.com. The suggested retail price for a two-pack is $5.99.
Developed by doctors and independently tested for efficacy at an accredited lab, Steripod is a clip-on protector that fits any standard or electronic toothbrush. Each Steripod contains thymol – found in many mouthwashes and oral antiseptics – and a patented design to help keep your toothbrush fresh and clean for up to three months. Simply clip it on your electric or manual toothbrush and it goes to work; no cables or batteries are needed. You can use it at home, work, the gym, school or when your travel. Learn more at GetSteripod.com. Follow Steripod on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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