Plackers Helps Get Kids Teeth Back-to-School Ready with Online Giveaway

Oral health care company provides 10,000 free kids flossers to help parents get kids in the habit of flossing daily

Aug 30, 2011, 07:05 ET from Plackers

DALLAS, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Getting kids to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine can be a difficult task for many parents - especially when readjusting to back-to-school schedules. To help keep children healthy for the classroom, flossing and brushing daily can help prevent oral diseases, which result in more than 51 million lost school hours each year according to the Surgeon General's Report on Oral Health in America. To help provide parents with the tools to encourage their children to floss daily and the convenience of being able to do it anywhere, Plackers is giving away 10,000 free Plackers Kids dental flosser samples at

The Plackers Kids flossers are designed to engage children and encourage daily flossing through a variety of fun, colorful animal shapes including a monkey, crab, dolphin and elephant. The flossers are easy to grip for small hands, include a fluoride coating and have a mixed berry flavor that appeals to kids. The flossers feature Plackers' Super Tuffloss fiber that is engineered not to stretch, shred or break during use. In addition, the portable convenience of disposable Plackers dental flossers allows kids to floss anywhere and everywhere including in the lunchroom, on the way to band practice or even on the way to school.

Plackers will provide a free Plackers Kids four count sample pack to the first 10,000 parents that visit Plackers' website at Plackers Kids flossers can also be found at select retailers as well as Plackers' online store.

In addition to signing up to receive a free four-pack of Plackers Kids flossers, parents can visit the Plackers Kids Club to print fun coloring and activity sheets that encourage children to keep up with their daily oral hygiene routines. Parents can even have their children join them on the Plackers website to play fun online interactive games such as Plaque Attack that encourage healthy oral hygiene habits in a fun, creative way.

"We're committed to helping children make daily oral hygiene routines a part of their lives in a way that's fun and engaging," said Plackers' Director of Marketing Tom Barman. "Plackers Kids flossers and the Kids Club were designed to make learning oral hygiene habits easy and entertaining for kids and this special giveaway is a great way for parents to jump start their kid's oral health routines just in time for back-to-school."

Plackers, a leading brand of consumer oral care products, is a pioneer in dental flossers and other consumer oral care products. Having patented the first disposable dental flosser, Plackers is committed to developing high quality, affordable oral care products with innovative features that include a comprehensive line of dental flossers, dental accessories, and dental night protectors including the Grind No More Dental Night Protector. Plackers holds over 20 patents and is sold in major retailers worldwide. For more information, visit

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