Glide Into the New Year for a Good Cause!

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to stick to a healthy routine?  Usually we think diets, weight loss, hydration, but we tend to conveniently forget about good oral hygiene. 

Oral-B has partnered with Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, recently returned star of ABC’s “General Hospital”, to share the “floss-ophy” of finding easier ways to be prepared during the holidays.  To kick-off the partnership, 1423 New Yorkers ‘Glided into the holidays’ as they enjoyed a free skate day at Wollman Ice Skating Rink in Central Park with Vanessa, and pledged their commitment to oral health this season by switching to Oral-B Glide, which slides easier in tight spaces compared to the leading floss.

For each pledge, Glide is making a donation to Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities for children around the globe.

For every person who tweets or posts on Oral-B’s Facebook wall with the hashtag #Switch2Glide from now through February 28, 2011, Oral-B Glide will make a $1 donation to Operation Smile with a guaranteed donation of $10,000 over the course of the entire campaign.  Visit the Facebook Page at to get involved.

Holiday Savings Tips for Busy Moms

From Actress Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

The holiday season is a special time of year to spend with family and friends but we all know it can also be pretty hectic. There are gifts to buy, parties to throw and holiday meals to be prepared, all in addition to maintaining your normal heath routine.  Here are a few pointers from busy mom and “General Hospital” star Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo that will help save you time on the smaller things and maximize the amount of time spent with loved ones during the holidays.

Try Homemade Gifts:  Kassius and I are making our own homemade gifts this year for our family and friends.  I love it because we get to spend time with each other but we’re also saving money. Plus home made gifts are always more special because you can personalize them and have them come from the heart.

Healthy Holiday Smile: During the holidays, it can be a challenge to find the time to take care of yourself.  But no matter what I always make sure my family takes time to floss Oral-B Glide Floss. We love it because it slides easier in tight spaces compared to the leading floss to remove plaque. We made up a song that we sing while brushing, flossing, and hand washing.  It makes it more fun and makes sure that we are really taking the time needed for good hygiene. I love knowing my smile is healthy and clean and my breath is fresh.  When I have holiday guests it is one less thing I need to worry about.

Don’t Forget The Personal Touch: I bake a lot. I grow my own fruits and veggies to cook and bake with over the holidays so I know exactly what my family is ingesting.  I have Kassius help with the garden. He picks fruit, vegetables and helps cook. He really likes to help and has now come up with his own recipes.  It’s a great way to spend time together while keeping him busy. Also a great way for me to keep my eye on him while I’m cooking.  I believe in taking extra time with a meal to make sure it’s as fresh and healthy as possible.

Creative Holiday Decorating:  A great way to add some holiday cheer to your home this season is with wintery smelling candles and pops of color with decorations you normally wouldn’t use. It’s a festive season, so have fun displaying items you wouldn’t have in your house year round. It helps put everyone in a cheery mood.  

Stock up on goodies:  A great way to avoid last minute runs to the store during the holiday season, is to stock up on items you know you’ll always use. Stock up on wine and champagne – even gourmet chocolate. I also like to have a few little hostess gifts on hand – coasters, festive decorations, or a unique item. This way, you’ll always be prepared for the unexpected get-togethers and when you simply don’t have time.

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