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My Thoughts on: Smiles, Insecurities and Oral-B

A smile is one of my favorite features on people. It’s even one of my favorite features on myself. But it’s true what they say about ourselves being our own worst critics, so it comes to no surprise that when it comes to my smile I want it looking close to perfection; and one of my insecurities mostly has to do with the health of my not-so-pearly-whites.

For one thing, I used to think my teeth were ugly in their off-white slightly yellow tinted color due to plaque build up. They’re not that obvious now, since I’ve been using Oral-B toothbrushes for about 2 years, while my second  biggest oral insecurity is the overall health of my teeth. I always think I have plaque growing in the between my teeth that will lead to another cavity I wont detect and then lead to tooth decay, then it’ll get so bad I’d need a root canal. (clearly I’m traumatized.)

So… Plaque. I hate that word. It sounds as ugly as it looks. Plaque is the thick yellowish layer around teeth that build up over time. Want to do a quick check if you’ve got plaque? Run your tongue across your teeth and if you get that fuzzy-feeling on the surface, that’s plaque my friend. And it’s degrading the health of your teeth, it can cause you terrible tooth decay, cavities and can even lead to even more serious health problems. When dentists recommend teeth cleaning twice a year, it’s not because they want to make money off you, it’s so you don’t end up with so much teeth damage you’d need more painful and expensive work done to fix it. Trust me, I’d know. I had a root canal done last year and it was not fun at all. Just imagine all the painful nights I spent dealing with a toothache wishing I could go back in time before my cavity even had a chance to form. It. Is. No. Joke. Trust me on this.

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I’ve been an avid user of Oral-B toothbrushes since 2014 when I made the switch from using random brands (I used to just buy whatever I first saw without considering much) after my tita, who also was my dentist, recommended it after she assessed all my oral health problems, and I’ll admit I’m always attracted to the way they’re designed in fancy ways because their designs aren’t just there for design, they’re functional too. I recently learned that it’s not enough that you brushed your teeth twice a day, it still has a lot to do with flossing and using the right toothbrush because plaque can’t easily be fought off with just an ordinary toothbrush. Yes, folks, the fancy toothbrushes you see in Oral-B ads do have a purpose. An important one. They remove plaque.

I’ve been more conscious with taking care of my teeth now, ever since I got a root canal. With the Oral-B  Pro-health Cross Action toothbrush, my teeth feels healthier in that squeaky clean feeling (seriously, after I brush my teeth, I run my tongue over my teeth to feel that squeaky clean feeling. kind of like how they do in some commercials. haha), my teeth looked way healthier and I never felt that weird fuzzy feeling on the surfaces of my teeth again.

oral-bAs a nation of happy smiling people, our smiles is something we should be proud about and uphold; and not just for our nation, but most importantly for ourselves. Our smile is part of our identity, and while all smiles are indeed beautiful, healthy teeth go hand-in-hand with that. A good and healthy smile doesn’t just affect ourselves mentally or emotionally, it’s beneficial for our overall health and lifestyle as well.

In line with this, I’d like to call on Helga Weber, my fellow lifestyle  blogger (who has such a beautiful smile, if I may add. Her teeth are so nice??? Like, how???) to share her own oral insecurities, and her experience with Oral-B, and nominate others to do the same! :-)

I hope you guys learned a thing or two from this blog post today, because oral health care is really something I actively support and work on personally. Keep smiling!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for Oral-B. As per usual, all thoughts and opinions on this post are entirely my own.

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9 Comments

  • Reply Cyndrel 31 January 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Even at this age, dentists still give me a lecture about proper oral care like I’m a grade school student! haha! I just use dental floss about a month after having oral prophylaxis~ then I’d totally get lazy to do it and forget the whole point of flossing! ^.^ The result? Annoying plaque that is so hard to clean! Seriously, my gums would be so tortured after having my teeth cleaned, so dentists would have to give me some medicine for my gums that I have to use for like a week.

    But this is true! If we really want less problems in the future, we better take care of our teeth~ yeah expensive tooth brushes are a bit intimidating but it’s NOT just a luxury~ it’s like an investment for our oral health, haha!

    I think I’ll switch back to Oral B, I used that brand way back when I was a kid. But when I started paying for my own stuff, I just stick with the cheap ones of course! Haha!

  • Reply Cookie 31 January 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Oh, I feel you. I had two root canals and let me just say, root canal sucks. It’s painful, really painful that I cry buckets every time my teeth hurts. I’ve been to the dentist recently and had my teeth cleaned, and now I’m more determined to take care of my teeth. I think I’ll switch to Oral B and give it a try again. :)

  • Reply blog.thaliakarr.com 1 February 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Root canal is horrible! Ever since I had to go to the dentist to undergo root canal, I’ve been very, very, conscious about my oral health. However, last year, I broke a tooth while eating liempo (I know, it’s so painful to be betrayed by something you love) and the dentist had to extract it :(

    So be conscious about your oral health & be careful with what you eat, folks!

    • Reply Camie Juan 2 February 2016 at 5:09 pm

      The bit about the liempo thing was a bit funny but only cause you were betrayed by something you love. You’re so cute!! Haha Also, grabe that liempo? Did you accidentally bite down on a bone? GAAAH I would be so upset if that happened to me while eating liempo. ITS MY FAVE.

  • Reply Alissa 1 February 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I hated going to the dentist mainly because it’s expensive. I’m using Oral B as my toothbrush too even way before I had my braces, now that my braces are off, I’m more confident to smile now. Having cavities are no joke.

    • Reply Camie Juan 2 February 2016 at 5:07 pm

      Cavities are the worst. I got so traumatized that a little bit of discoloration or any sign that there could be a cavity, I freak out and ask my dentist to make sure it isn’t forming. She told me to just brush and floss regularly and I’ll be fine… BUT STILL. Haha PARANOID!!!

  • Reply Corinth 2 February 2016 at 11:39 am

    I’ve used Oral-B toothbrushes for the longest time just because I don’t like Colgate for an unknown reason. HAHA. Anyway, I love your smile Camie! <3 Keep smiling!

    • Reply Camie Juan 2 February 2016 at 4:57 pm

      I love Colgate for toothpaste tho. But Oral-B for the brushes. Thanks Corinth <3 I love your smile too. :')

  • Reply lifegoingthirty 8 March 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Hi Camie :) May I ask how did you got your own blog page? did you purchased it? Your posts are amazing btw. Best of luck! :)

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