Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Like most of you, I visit the dentist twice a year for a check-up and cleaning. Unlike most of you, that wasn't always the case. I used to visit the dentist four times a year, because several years ago, I had gingivitis.
Gingivitis. Ick. Even now, I cringe at the thought of it. The word brings up images of swollen gums, bad breath and rotting teeth. Up until then, I had been extremely lax with flossing, and I guess my gums paid the price. I quickly changed my habits -- what's the opposite of quitting cold turkey? -- and began a strict regimen of daily flossing and rinsing in addition to twice-daily brushing. My gum health improved, and I "graduated" from quarterly visits to semi-annual visits. No more gingivitis! I do miss that squeaky-clean feeling that you get after visiting the dentist for a thorough cleaning, but that's the only thing I miss about those frequent visits. I vowed never to put my gums and teeth at risk again, so even though it's a pain in the neck (or mouth?), I try to be vigilant about oral health care, for myself and my family.
That's why I'm excited to have been chosen by Mom Central Consulting to take part in the Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Test Drive campaign. I've been sent their full Pro-Health Clinical Line -- consisting of Crest® Pro-Health® Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste, Crest® Pro-Health® Clinical Rinse, Oral-B® Pro-Health ® Clinical Pro-Flex Toothbrush and Oral-B® Glide ™ Pro-Health ® Clinical Protection Floss -- and invited to use them as part of my daily oral care routine.
I'll talk more about each individual product in a future post, but after a week of daily use, I can definitely say that I would go out and buy the whole line after these samples are gone. Stay tuned for more of my thoughts..... but for now, here's an exciting sweepstakes!
Win a trip to the 2012 Olympics!
Enter the Pro-Health Clinical Olympic Games Sweepstakes for the chance to win a trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games! Weekly winners will also be drawn to receive the full Pro-Health Clinical Line from Crest & Oral-B. To enter the sweepstakes visit
The sweepstakes begins on March 15th and will run through May 31st. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
Disclosure: I wrote this post while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Crest and Oral-B and received product samples to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central Consulting sent me a promotional gift to thank me for taking the time to participate. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.