LOS ANGELES, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bonfit America, Inc., maker of the market-leading Steripod clip-on toothbrush protector, introduces Steripod Kids – its first product specifically designed to help keep children's toothbrushes clean and safe between brushing.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing for two minutes, twice a day, and establishing a fun family routine around brushing teeth each morning and before bedtime. With its brand-new animal-themed packaging and bright sparkly pods, Steripod Kids makes it easy and fun to protect and color-code family toothbrushes.
According to "Dr. Dani" Gilbert-Fowler, D.M.D. of Palm Tree Pediatric Dentistry: "As both a mom and pediatric dentist, I recommend new Steripod Kids to my patients. Children love the cute animals on the package and clipping the glittery pods on and off, and parents can rest assured that with Steripod Kids, the toothbrushes their kids use to clean their teeth are actually clean. We know that the mouth is a major doorway for airborne contaminants, and parents and children can infect and re-infect each other by brushing teeth with dirty toothbrushes if left unprotected. This type of cross contamination is something you can help avoid by protecting your toothbrush with Steripod – especially during back-to-school and flu season."
Researchers from the University of Alabama recently found that toothbrushes stored in the bathroom are contaminated with a wide range of bacteria including fecal matter lingering in the bristles. In any shared bathroom, it's likely it won't just be your own.
"You wouldn't allow your children to brush their teeth with a toilet bowl brush, but in some cases, that may be just what you're doing if your family doesn't protect your toothbrushes between uses," explains Gilbert-Fowler. "I recommend parents teach their kids to follow the 'don't brush where you flush without Steripod' rule, both at home and away on school trips, overnights or family trips."
Steripod Kids uses thymol, found in many mouthwashes and oral antiseptics, to release active vapors, creating a safe environment to store your toothbrush between uses. Steripod Kids is specially designed so air circulates freely, allowing your toothbrush to dry naturally. Contaminants require a moist atmosphere to multiply most effectively, so the drier your brush, the lower the risk of bad bugs on your bristles.
Each Steripod Kids contains two different-colored glitter pods (purple, green, pink, blue or red), and features two adorable animal pairings: a toucan and elephant; a lion and monkey; or a zebra and peacock. Steripod Kids is now available at Walmart stores nationwide in the children's oral care section for a suggested retail price of $5.99.
For more information and special offers, visit GetSteripod.com and sign up to receive a reminder text or email when it's time to update your Steripod and toothbrush every three months. Follow Steripod on Instagram (@getsteripod), Facebook and Twitter (@steripod) #thepodlife.
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About Steripod Kids
Developed by doctors and independently tested for efficacy at an accredited lab, Steripod Kids is a clip-on protector pod that fits any standard or electric toothbrush. Each Steripod Kids contains thymol – found in many mouthwashes and oral antiseptics – and its patented design helps keep your toothbrush fresh and clean for up to three months. Available in a rainbow of easy-to-color-code, glitter pod options, simply clip Steripod Kids on your electric or manual toothbrush and it goes to work; no cables or batteries required. Steripod Kids is perfect for use at home, on school trips or during family vacations. Learn more at GetSteripod.com. Follow @GetSteripod on Instagram, and @Steripod on Twitter and Facebook, #ThePodLife.
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