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10 Back-to-school health products for kids

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Kid-friendly health products

Back to school means summer is over and your kids are once again working hard in the classroom. The busy schedules, hours of homework and exposure to new germs all can take their toll on children of all ages. A balanced diet, adequate sleep and products that promote healthy immune systems can keep your kids in peak health and even improve their performance in the classroom and on the playground. Here are 10 back-to-school health products to stock up on before your kids head to class.

8Tom's Wicked Fresh! Toothpaste

Tom's Wicked Fresh! Toothpaste

Another slick trick to get your kids to take good care of their teeth is giving them dental-care products that are, well, wicked. New from Tom's of Maine, Wicked Fresh! Toothpaste not only sports a cool moniker, it's the first toothpaste to feature Tom's of Maine's patent-pending flavorless botanical licorice root extract, combined with the punch of powerful natural mint flavor oils for refreshing taste that also helps banish bad breath. Choose from Cool Peppermint or Spearmint Ice flavors. Your kids can follow up their brushing with Tom's Cool Mountain Mint Wicked Fresh! Mouthwash.

Available: Natural food stores, supermarkets, and online.
Price: $5 for 5.2-ounce tube

Up next: Dr. Ken's All Natural Maximum Care Mouthwash >>

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