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Remember all those ugly photos of decayed teeth you’ve seen in the books in the waiting room at the dentist? Yeah, they freak me out too. I’ve had nightmares about the dead-toothed, gingivitis thriving mouthpieces and it’s forced me not to toss my oral health aside.

Besides that, overall health is so much more than just eating healthy or exercising. There are multiple components to keeping your body in great shape and great health. Teeth are one of them.

We all go to the dentist once or twice a year and it’s one of the first things we learn as children. Our smiles are a big part of that overall picture of health. It sure helps in the one above, right?


Unfortunately, at least for me, it often gets set to the side because of laziness, time constraints and not truly appreciating how important upkeep for this part of my body really is.

There are some easy ways to make sure you’re getting it in, though, and one of those ways is through using Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse. I’ve always been a big fan of mouth washes — they give me that extra something for post-brushing. I use it twice a day and don’t feel complete without it actually! Here are a few benefits:

  • Kills germs
  • Reduces plaque
  • Helps prevent gingivitis
  • Keeps teeth clean longer
  • Freshens breath
  • Invigorating sensation

Who doesn’t want to load up on those benefits? It’s important to go a step (or two) beyond brushing if you want to get total oral health.


 Realities of Bad Oral Hygiene

The truth is — bad oral hygiene is linked to all kinds of negative consequences, including diabetes, heart disease, gum disease and more. Your teeth should not be your last priority — they should be one of your first when it comes to health.

As someone with close family members that had to get dentures at an extremely young age, I am aware of how this may affect me. I’ve often struggled with cavities and minor gingivitis as well. Hopefully, this reminder will kick my butt into high gear. I know I’m taking a great first step by using Crest Pro-Health. It’s in my bathroom this very second and so far, the tingle is addicting!


Don’t let your mouth become an example in someone’s horror story dentist waiting room book! Take care of your smile by brushing, flossing and using Crest Pro-Health Tartar Protection Rinse. When you’re older — as it is with so many things — you’ll be so glad you did  it.

In case you were wondering what my bathroom looks like, look below 🙂


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