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.
The new Oral B Pro-Health Cross Action toothbrush is a unique 16 degree angle brush that removes 99% of plaque with it’s superior cleaning and helps prevent oral health problems.
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.
As 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.