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SUPPORT HOURS

8am-5pm PST Mon-Friday
(email only on weekends)

Tel: 831.298.0778
Email: care@thebrushies.com  

MAILING ADDRESS

26335 Carmel Rancho Blvd.
Carmel, CA 93923
USA

SHIPPING & RECEIVING

The Brushies Customer Service
125 Monroe St.
Watervliet, NY 12189
USA

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Child Development & Bonding

  • Why is it important to be playful when we brush?

    Research shows that serious learning starts for kids when the fun begins. So sing, dance, improvise! Pretend you are chasing down those dastardly sugar bugs. Watch your child’s eyes light up when you tell them you’ve found a really big or fast one. Make the most of this important habit with the power of play.

  • What can I do to make brushing most effective?

    Make it fun and be silly! And don’t skimp on the love and praise. Your child will learn to love brushing because they associate the routine with good times. It’s a gift that lasts a lifetime.

  • Why are the Brushies more effective than traditional brushing?

    Play in addition to early exposure is an unbeatable combination! Babies love putting things in their mouths so introducing brushing at this developmental stage jump starts this healthy habit.

  • How do the Brushies help me bond with my child?

    Bonding with your baby is your first job as a parent and can occur simply through loving touch. As baby learns to trust you, bonding follows and it is essential to a child’s healthy development.  When you use the Brushies in infancy, you can cross two major accomplishments off your list: developing trust and helping establish a healthy habit. So use a gentle touch and give lots of love and kisses.

  • Why should I worry about dental decay and gum disease now? Aren’t those big people problems?

    At just 22 months dental decay requiring extensive repair can happen without proper care! Part of the problem is waiting too long to introduce the routine – like waiting until they have teeth. If you start in infancy, you’ll help your child establish a healthy habit that lasts a lifetime. Healthy teeth and gums = happy kiddos!

  • How soon can I start using the Brushies with my child?

    The Brushie Breakthrough™ starts in infancy, so the earlier the better! We recommend starting with the Brushies at 4 weeks. This gives new families some time to adjust to life together while baby develops enough trust to feel comfortable with a new routine. Remember to use a soft and loving touch!

Health & Dental

  • Why is it important to be playful when we brush?

    Research shows that serious learning starts for kids when the fun begins. So sing, dance, improvise! Pretend you are chasing down those dastardly sugar bugs. Watch your child’s eyes light up when you tell them you’ve found a really big or fast one. Make the most of this important habit with the power of play.

  • What can I do to make brushing most effective?

    Make it fun and be silly! And don’t skimp on the love and praise. Your child will learn to love brushing because they associate the routine with good times. It’s a gift that lasts a lifetime.

  • Why are the Brushies more effective than traditional brushing?

    Play in addition to early exposure is an unbeatable combination! Babies love putting things in their mouths so introducing brushing at this developmental stage jump starts this healthy habit.

  • How do the Brushies help me bond with my child?

    Bonding with your baby is your first job as a parent and can occur simply through loving touch. As baby learns to trust you, bonding follows and it is essential to a child’s healthy development.  When you use the Brushies in infancy, you can cross two major accomplishments off your list: developing trust and helping establish a healthy habit. So use a gentle touch and give lots of love and kisses.

  • Why should I worry about dental decay and gum disease now? Aren’t those big people problems?

    At just 22 months dental decay requiring extensive repair can happen without proper care! Part of the problem is waiting too long to introduce the routine – like waiting until they have teeth. If you start in infancy, you’ll help your child establish a healthy habit that lasts a lifetime. Healthy teeth and gums = happy kiddos!

  • Does it matter if my child gets baby teeth cavities? Won’t they fall out soon?

    Even though we’re talking baby teeth, if left untreated, cavities can lead to crowns, root canals and even extraction. It’s painful for baby and no fun for parents.

  • What could happen if we don’t brush regularly?

    Tooth decay pain can lead to problems with eating, speaking, and even learning. Gum disease is linked to mental health problems like stress, depression, distress, anxiety, and loneliness. Over 51 million hours of school time are lost every year to dental disease.

  • Why should we brush?

    There are simply too many good reasons to brush. Here are just a few. The #1 childhood disease is dental decay. The #1 struggle for most parents is getting their toddlers and young kids to brush. There are 16 million kids in America with untreated dental decay. This makes us sad. We don’t want you to be a statistic.

  • How soon can I start using the Brushies with my child?

    The Brushie Breakthrough™ starts in infancy, so the earlier the better! We recommend starting with the Brushies at 4 weeks. This gives new families some time to adjust to life together while baby develops enough trust to feel comfortable with a new routine. Remember to use a soft and loving touch!

How to & Instructions

  • Why is it important to be playful when we brush?

    Research shows that serious learning starts for kids when the fun begins. So sing, dance, improvise! Pretend you are chasing down those dastardly sugar bugs. Watch your child’s eyes light up when you tell them you’ve found a really big or fast one. Make the most of this important habit with the power of play.

  • What can I do to make brushing most effective?

    Make it fun and be silly! And don’t skimp on the love and praise. Your child will learn to love brushing because they associate the routine with good times. It’s a gift that lasts a lifetime.

  • Why are the Brushies more effective than traditional brushing?

    Play in addition to early exposure is an unbeatable combination! Babies love putting things in their mouths so introducing brushing at this developmental stage jump starts this healthy habit.

  • Who created the Brushies?

    The Brushies were created by two doctor moms, family dentist Hilary Fritsch and clinical psychologist Colleen T. Crowley. Drawing on their professional expertise and experiences at home with their own children, they created a completely new way to brush that is revolutionizing when and how families brush!

  • When and how should we brush?

    To establish a healthy habit with your child, brush in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed. Sing a silly song or act out the Brushie characters to make it fun. Brush for at least 10 seconds on top and 10 seconds below to make those gums and chompers shine!

  • How do we create a healthy brushing habit?

    It’s science baby! As babies repeat behaviors with positive associations they generate pathways that create a desire to repeat an action.  Start your healthy habit with 3 easy steps: Reminder, Routine, and Reward.  Remind them it’s time to brush. Add them to your routine just like bath and feeding time. Reward them with lots of play and praise. So eat, bathe, Brushie, tickle, dress, sing, repeat!

  • Can my toddler use the Brushies?

    Once your child has teeth, they should transition to a bristle toothbrush. But if you’re having problems with your brushing routine, even the most stubborn toddler is no match for us! The Brushies are great for helping start a new association with the power of play. Once you get into your new routine, you can switch back to a bristle toothbrush.

  • My baby doesn’t even have teeth. Why should we use the Brushies?

    For too many families, brushing is a stressful time that’s either avoided altogether, or leaves everyone feeling like they were just in a pay-per-view cage match. Part of the problem is starting too late in the game. Use a Brushie before your child’s teeth pop and your kiddo will learn to love fighting cavities right from the start. Brushing their gums helps stimulate blood flow, gets your baby used to a brushing routine, and helps prevent gum disease!

  • How soon can I start using the Brushies with my child?

    The Brushie Breakthrough™ starts in infancy, so the earlier the better! We recommend starting with the Brushies at 4 weeks. This gives new families some time to adjust to life together while baby develops enough trust to feel comfortable with a new routine. Remember to use a soft and loving touch!

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  • Who created the Brushies?

    The Brushies were created by two doctor moms, family dentist Hilary Fritsch and clinical psychologist Colleen T. Crowley. Drawing on their professional expertise and experiences at home with their own children, they created a completely new way to brush that is revolutionizing when and how families brush!

  • When and how should we brush?

    To establish a healthy habit with your child, brush in the morning after breakfast and at night before bed. Sing a silly song or act out the Brushie characters to make it fun. Brush for at least 10 seconds on top and 10 seconds below to make those gums and chompers shine!

  • How do we create a healthy brushing habit?

    It’s science baby! As babies repeat behaviors with positive associations they generate pathways that create a desire to repeat an action.  Start your healthy habit with 3 easy steps: Reminder, Routine, and Reward.  Remind them it’s time to brush. Add them to your routine just like bath and feeding time. Reward them with lots of play and praise. So eat, bathe, Brushie, tickle, dress, sing, repeat!

  • Can my toddler use the Brushies?

    Once your child has teeth, they should transition to a bristle toothbrush. But if you’re having problems with your brushing routine, even the most stubborn toddler is no match for us! The Brushies are great for helping start a new association with the power of play. Once you get into your new routine, you can switch back to a bristle toothbrush.

  • My baby doesn’t even have teeth. Why should we use the Brushies?

    For too many families, brushing is a stressful time that’s either avoided altogether, or leaves everyone feeling like they were just in a pay-per-view cage match. Part of the problem is starting too late in the game. Use a Brushie before your child’s teeth pop and your kiddo will learn to love fighting cavities right from the start. Brushing their gums helps stimulate blood flow, gets your baby used to a brushing routine, and helps prevent gum disease!