Fresh from my most recent dental cleaning last week, I am still reeling with the news that I have my first (gasp) cavity! I know, I know I shouldn’t be as upset as I am. I made it 32 years without one, but still – I broke the streak. It seems that the sealant on my tooth, put there to prevent a cavity from forming in my deeply-grooved teeth, has a tiny leak. That leak caused a small cavity to form. I am so NOT happy about this turn of events.
The irony is that I am not one who visits the dentist like clockwork every six months. My husband is, I am not. But this check up was only seven months since my last appointment. That’s impressive for me considering the one before that was two years prior. The irony continues that in the past couple months I have taken to flossing more regularly (no, still not every day) and rinsing with mouthwash daily. And now, after 32 years – a cavity. Anyone else see a problem with this! Oiy!
But I digress…
Now that I am officially plaque free, after all that scraping (ick). I figure it is the perfect time to test-drive Crest Pro-Health’s new line of Clinical Plaque Control.
Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control toothpaste not only gets rid of plaque, it’s also clinically proven to help keep plaque from coming back, so you can have a clean, healthy mouth at home. Crest’s plaque control toothpaste formula protects against plaque, gingivitis, cavities and tooth sensitivity, while also whitening teeth and freshening breath.
I was surprised to learn that there is actually a benefit to using oral care items from the same line, “When used together, these products not only significantly reduce plaque, they also help keep plaque from coming back.” Interesting considering that I typically jump all over the place using whatever I have, which is always whatever is on sale.
Here are the products that are designed to work together that I will be using:
- Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste – Kills plaque germs and slows the growth of new plaque.
- Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex Toothbrush – Flexing sides individually adjust to teeth and gums to clean areas where plaque growth begins to remove up to 93% of hard-to-reach plaque.
- Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Clinical Protection Floss – Clinically proven to reverse gingivitis in just two weeks when used as part of a comprehensive dental routine. It slides up to 50% more easily in tight spaces than the leading floss and is shred resistant.
- Crest Pro-Health Clinical Rinse – Crest’s most advanced rinse formula ever, keeps teeth 91% clean of plaque for up to 2 months after visiting the dentist. It also kills 99% of germs that cause bad breath while it fights and helps reverse gingivitis in as little as two weeks.
So I am going to give these new products a whirl, and I’ll check back in a few weeks to let you know how it goes. Maybe I’ll get a chance to get back to the dentist to get that cavity fixed, or maybe I will put it off…
In the mean time, Crest and Oral-B invite you to enter the Pro-Health Clinical Olympic Games Sweepstakes for the chance to win trip to the London 2012 Olympic Games, and also enter into a weekly drawing to receive the full product line. To enter the sweepstakes visit www.crestoralbclinical.com/
Disclosure – I wrote this review 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.