Oral-B has partnered with ‘Dancing with the Stars’ host Brooke Burke to announce a limited-time offer on Premium Power toothbrushes.
I had a chance to sit down with Brooke and ask her about her own oral hygiene, her kids oral hygiene and who she thinks has the nicest smile on ‘DWTS’.
So why did Brooke Burke decide to team up with Oral-B?
“I have such an understanding of self-esteem when it comes to having a healthy and beautiful smile. I think it’s really important, and I love the affiliation they’re collaborating with, Operation Smile – so for me the partnership made a lot of sense.”
“And it’s a great opportunity for people to get 50% back on their dollar with rebate for the elecrical toothbrush. It’s a win, win. They’re getting the money back, they’re making a great donation to Operation Smile – and I think that organization is amazing, and people dedicate such time, energy, and it’s such a sad situation.”
“It’s a really good cause, and great opportunity for people to get a product that makes a big difference and they get money back.”
Being a mother, Brooke knows how important children’s oral hygiene is, and she makes sure she’s on top of it. She says it’s “totally mandatory, totally important, totally hard with four kids.”
So how does she make sure her four kids don’t skip brushing? She’s strict, open and honest.
“For me teaching healthy habits early on for the kids whether it’s nutrition, oral hygiene, or anything…and my kids…I communicate with them factually – so they know that if they don’t take care of their teeth, they’re not going to have their teeth, and they’re going to be in the dentist office, they’re going to have cavities, they’re going to have surgeries, and so I’m very honest with my children in black and white. Brushing their teeth and oral hygiene is just what you do – you get up, you brush your hair, you brush your teeth, you take a shower, you do your thing — and I don’t give on that. I’m pretty lenient and moderate in other ways, but when it comes to that, I feel like now is super important.”
And that’s because Brooke has “always been into hygiene, physical body. It’s important.”
So being into oral health, did Brooke ever get paranoid about getting close to her dance partner on the seventh season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’?
“Of course, you’re so close and SO intimate!”
“I always am in this profession, so I’m the one who has the to-go toothbrush and toothpaste in my bag.”
“I’m also very sensitive to smells. I love fragrances.”
Given the choice of only mouthwash, gum or a mint to freshen her breath, what would Brooke choose?
“Umm..in a pinch a mint. Gum I just think isn’t really lady like. And a lot of mouthwashes make the situation worse sometimes because of the sugar in them – so it just depends. But probably a mint if I needed it.”
She laughingly adds:
“I would just brush, and scrape my teeth.”
Who does she think has the nicest smile on ‘DWTS’?
“Oh gosh, wow…I met them all so briefly, I wish I could have spent more time with them. I think Brandy has an amazing smile, Rick Fox has a great smile.”
I personally have the Oral-B electric toothbrush, and I just love it! It makes me look forward to brushing because I really feel that I’m cleaning my teeth, not just moving dirt around.
For more information on the Oral-B electric toothbrush, visit oralb.com.
Here’s a picture of me and Brooke!