Be Sure To Clean Between Your Teeth

Our Dentist has a sign in his office that says “You don’t need to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep“.

I can tell you from experience that it is true. Most of the cavities I have had were between my teeth. Because I never did like to floss, and it is so easy to forget.

Gurin Professional Rechargeable Water Flosser.The Professional Rechargeable Water Flosser from Gurin has a made a difference. This thing is fun to use.

It has three different modes: Normal, Soft, and Pulse.

Normal is too strong for me, and I recommend you set it to soft the first time you use it. I didn’t even think about that before I turned it on the first time and it actually hurt a little bit. I have sensitive teeth so most of you guys might be fine with the strong. I mostly use the soft setting.

Rechargeable water flosser.

I also made a mess. I ended up with water all over the counters.

After that it was actually fun. Much better than regular floss, and it does get the bits and pieces out from in between your teeth too. And gives your gums a bit of a massage.

There is a big water tank on it that is easy to fill, and it is rechargeable. It comes with the recharging cord, so when necessary just plug it in for a while.

It comes with two nozzles so more than one person can use it. The instructions say to replace the nozzles every 6 months.

I like using this flosser and expect my dentist to be happier with me the next time I see him.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

SmileBrilliant Professional Teeth Whitening Kit Review

Disclosure: I received a free product to review.

It has been a long time (over 8 years!) since I used a teeth whitening product so my teeth were slightly yellow and some areas were stained pretty dark.

So when I was offered the chance to review this Led Teeth Whitening System from Smile Brilliant I decided it was time to go on and do something about those stains.

Led Teeth Whitening Kit from SmileBrilliant.Besides that it would give me a chance to see if it actually worked. I had checked into having my teeth whitened at the dentists office but that costs too much. It would be really nice to have an alternative that works.

Smille Brilliant sent me a kit that came in a neat little package: Picture of the Teeth Whitening Kit from SmileBrilliant.That is the back of the kit…the promo picture at the top of the post shows the front of the box and the contents. I tried taking pictures myself but every single one came out blurry.

The kit contains the Led Light, the tooth guard,  and the whitening gel. You have to remove a plastic insert in the led light that keeps the battery from running down.

Then you have to twist, and twist, and twist the gel pen. It really wasn’t that bad but it did take a few twists to get the gel out.

Then you coat your teeth with the gel, Put the tooth guard in, then put the led light in your mouth and turn it on.

You are supposed to leave it in for at least 20 minutes(the led light that is) and leave the gel and tooth guard on for 1 to 3 hours. They have custom fitted teeth whitening trays you can get instead if you have trouble keeping the tooth guard on that long.

I did NOT manage to keep it on that long. No where near that long actually. I tried and had unexpected interruptions each time. It didn’t matter though(not too much anyway).

The stains are gone which is a big improvement and my teeth are whiter. They would probably be a lot whiter if it was left on the full time but since I have some crowns in front that are off white I don’t want my real teeth being TOO white.

My natural tooth color isn’t pure white anyway so there is only so much that can be done to whiten them.

I’m happy with the improvement! And since these kits only cost $39.95 it won’t cost too much to redo it in the future when they get stained again (I’m a coffee drinker so it’s gonna happen).

Some folks such as pregnant women and kids under 18 should consult their doctors and dentists before using any teeth whitening product.

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Two Thousand Dollars For One Tooth?

Two Thousand Dollars For One Tooth?

Wisdom ToothYep you read that right. $2000. For one tooth.

Or close to it anyway. That’s what they told me it would cost to fix the very back wisdom tooth in my lower left jaw.

To do a root canal and put a crown on it.

That tooth is the one that my partial plate hooks to…so if it gets pulled the partial plate has to be replaced.

Or all the teeth could be pulled and just get some dentures.

I don’t yet know for sure what would be the cheapest option. They set me up for a consultation in a couple of days.

That will give them time to look at all the x-rays and figure out how much it would cost for each option. And decide which one they are gonna recommend.

Than I’ll have to decide which way to go. At my age my teeth might not last much longer anyway…and there are only 6 left on the bottom.

So unless it costs an arm and a leg to get a plate…that is probably what I’ll do.

Any of you guys have experience with getting dental plates? Any advice?

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