Returning home from the dentist earlier this month, I started using the Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health line of tooth-care products. I am still upset that my visit to the dentist revealed my first cavity. Since I have yet to make an appointment to get said cavity fixed, I am brushing, flossing and rinsing like a crazy lady. The Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health test drive came at the perfect time. After using the products for a month, here are my thoughts.
I have used a lot of toothbrushes over the years, in general I am not picky. But the Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical Pro-Flex Toothbrush took me by surprised. The head on the brush is raised and flexible, and when I brushed my teeth with the first time I could feel my lip going under the edge of the head. It was odd. It didn’t hurt, it just felt weird. It was weird enough that I wasn’t sure I would continue to use the brush. But I was committed, and after a while that feeling went away. It’s almost weirder to me that the feeling went away, but now when I brush I don’t even notice it. Now I really like the toothbrush. Go figure.
The Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control Toothpaste has a nice taste, and it reminds me of my favorite Crest toothpaste from years ago (that has long been discontinued). It has a texture to it that makes it feel like it is really cleaning my teeth, almost like a scrub for my teeth.
Following my nightly brushing routine, I am am becoming a better flosser. (Ok not nightly, but more regularly.) I have to admit, my husband was right. (Sigh) I have been using the same giant thing of floss for years. (I know this sounds bad, but it is HUGE and I really was a bad flosser before.) It is just plain mint flavored floss. My husband, the daily flosser, refuses to use my floss because he swears by “tape” floss. After test driving the Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Clinical Protection Floss I finally get it. This floss glides past my teeth with ease, no catching, no shredding. No wonder he doesn’t hate flossing as much as I do — he’s been using the good stuff. Oh, I am savvy to his ways now.
Finally, the Crest Pro-Health Clinical Rinse. I started off rinsing after I brushed my teeth, but when I used the rinse I noticed a white film at my gum line. After looking at the bottle more closely, I concluded that the bubbly film was caused by the hydrogen peroxide. My teeth definitely felt clean, but I didn’t like the film. It was easy to rinse off with a swish of water, but I decided it was quicker to rinse before I brush. (The dentist said it doesn’t matter what order you rinse, brush, floss just as long as you do it.)
So there you have it, I am still a mom with her first cavity (booo). But I am determined to fight for my teeth to try my best to stave off another one. Armed with my favorite new discovery, the Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Clinical Protection Floss I am going to keep flossing more regularly. For my teeth and to be a good example for my girls.
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.