I love to have fresh, clean teeth, so as part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I was thrilled to be asked to try some new Colgate Total ADVANCED products. I was able to grab some products that I am going to be using to have a happier and healthier mouth, as well as to provide the ultimate in tooth protection.
I have a confession to make
I went to the dentist a couple of weeks ago and got some awful news. Let me back track a bit and say that prior to that visit, I hadn’t had a cleaning in 2 years. Let me hide my head in shame here. It’s true, and I thought I had a clean mouth.
Truth: I have four cavities.
Yes, the mother of four that insists that her own children brush twice a day and floss regularly got the horrifying news that my own oral health isn’t that great! Before moving out to the Dallas area, I went to the dentist regularly, and I haven’t had cavities in years.
The dentist explained to me that our oral health can radically change during and after pregnancy, and that it is really common for moms to start getting cavities after having children. I asked her why. She told me that it is because moms don’t take the time to take care of themselves. Boom. Are you kidding me? This is SO true.
I headed to Walgreens to buy what I needed to make sure that I can protect my mouth and restore excellent oral health. Click to see more about my shopping trip. I have an appointment coming up in a few days to get my cavities filled, so I’ll sort of be starting over with a clean slate – for now! It’s up to me to continue a good oral hygiene regimen. That means I will be brushing and rinsing with Colgate Total ADVANCED twice a day!
My kids asked me a lot of questions when I was at the dentist. They were shocked that I had been so bad and gotten so many cavities. None of them have ever had a cavity yet, and from what I have told them about how they form, they couldn’t believe that I let it happen to me. I’ll be honest, I can’t believe I let it happen either. NO MORE.
No more mouth pain from sore gums. No more tooth sensitivity from cavities. No more excuses when it comes to spending a good 5 minutes twice a day taking care of my teeth! I’ve really been working hard the past several days to be more diligent so that I can prevent future problems. I just need to make it a life-long habit so I can have #HappyHealthySmiles for years to come.
My “before” picture is above. Join me on Instagram, because in a little less than 2 weeks, I’ll be posting my before and after photos side by side! Let’s see how clean teeth with Colgate Total ADVANCED can change that smile.
For more information, or to find out which products you should try, check out the Facebook page for Colgate.
I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client.