Can I share a little secret with you guys? Teeth absolutely terrify me. I have reoccurring dreams of my teeth falling out. I hate the dentist. I’ve had a strange history with oral surgeries. Ughhhhh. I shudder to even think about some of the things that I’ve gone through with my teeth.
Because of this, I am an obsessive tooth brusher and flosser. I even limit the number of times I allow myself to floss a day… because otherwise it can get out of hand.
But… I am also an obsessive coffee drinker. And with every passing day I felt like my teeth were getting more and more discolored. My whole family had their teeth whitened at the dentist, but I skipped out. (I do not need an extra reason to visit him, thank you very much.)
Of course, this left me with a choice.
Should I make a new New Year’s Resolution to give up coffee? Hahahahaha…. I know, I know. Who am I kidding. Not happening.
So I came up with a new one: Taking back the Teeth Two Thousand Twelve.
I was really willing to try anything that didn’t involve the dentist, and I think I found the solution on Try #1. Ready? The Arm & Hammer Challenge. Have you seen the commercials? I guess I saw a few too many of them over break. While I was in the toothpaste aisle of the grocery store, I was instantly drawn to the Arm & Hammer toothpastes. I picked one up (Baking Soda and Peroxide) and decided to give it a try.
My teeth are whiter after half a week!!! No exaggeration. I like how they’re whiter, but not unnaturally so. (We’ve all seen those girls with teeth so white they look blue…). The paste even makes the edges of my teeth look whiter, which in my opinion is the hardest places to fix!
Needless to say, I am smiling a whole lot more!
[For the record, I am not getting free toothpaste from A&H or being paid in anyway… Although, if they want to send me some, I wouldn’t turn it away haha…]
PS This may be the weirdest post I’ve ever written… but I just had to share!