by Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman
My kids visit the dentist twice a year and each time we hear the same thing, like a broken record: “your kids have good teeth but they really need to floss”. So we go home and break out the flossers and after two days my kids start slacking off and I get lazy about reminding them and they end up hearing the same thing at their next dentist appointment. We’ve recently come across a unique device for dispensing flossers as well as kid-friendly flossers and tested them out!
Plackers for Kids are flossers that are made with kids in mind. Many kids – including my own – don’t like minty flavor on the toothpastes or flossers. Packers come with “fruit smoothie swirl” flavor. They have a dual-grip handle, which means that the bottom and top parts are very easy to hold, even for little hands. The angled head makes it easier to reach molars in little mouths. They are BPA-free and enriched with fluoride.
I tried them with my kids and right away I loved that the floss didn’t break, even after using it over and over. The fruity flavor taste was very faint, in my opinion, but it didn’t really matter. Plackers work well and I even used them on my three and a half year old, who has a really small mouth and it’s hard to reach his back teeth.
Plackers Flosser Friend ($5.99) is a cute little container that stores the flossers in a way that keeps them clean but allows for easy access. Believe me – it’s a lot easy to just grab a flosser from the Flosser Friend than to open the medicine cabinet to take them out the package. In fact, I think the Flosser Friend is what has made my kids (well, my two older ones) floss for the past four days. Now, instead of me taking out a flosser and handing to them they grab it on their own and ask me to help them. The dispenser comes with a package of 30 flossers.
Flossing is really important and a crucial part of health dental hygiene. It reduces tooth decay and promoted healthier gums, plus it helps remove plaque and food.
Visit Plackers.com to learn more and to purchase the products. Available at Walmart, Target and other major stores.
I received a sample and a gift card for my time.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Bites and has also written for The Huffington Post. She has been living in New York City for fourteen years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but blogging is her true passion. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids (ages 9, 6 and 3) and loves finding great products that make her family’s life easier.