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Protect those Pearly Whites with Colgate® Enamel Health™
I have heard it said that you never have a second chance to make a first impression, and since the majority of people notice your smile, you want to make sure that you have the whitest and brightest smile possible. That means maintaining good oral health by visiting your dentist on a regular basis, watching your diet, and brushing your teeth with Colgate® Enamel Health™ products at least twice, if not three times a day.
Many thanks go to Colgate® who allowed me to test their new Enamel Health™ products, which included the Colgate® Enamel Health™ Sensitivity Relief, Colgate® Enamel Health™ Multi-Protection and the Colgate® Enamel Health™ Whitening toothpastes. Also, I tested the Colgate® Sensitive Enamel Health™ Toothbrush and Built-In Sensitivity Relief Pen.
Why should we be concerned about enamel anyway? It is because it is the enamel that protects your teeth from erosion. I have heard it say that you are what you eat. This could never be so true, as many foods contain acid, which could be wearing away your enamel. But what exactly is enamel erosion? “It occurs when the enamel of the teeth, the exterior layer of tissue that covers teeth, is worn away or reduced by a chemical acid process. There are two types of enamel erosion: Intrinsic erosion, which is caused by gastric acid and acid regurgitation due to medical or psychological issues (e.g., acid reflux, anorexia, bulimia, etc.) and Extrinsic erosion, which occurs when dietary acids (e.g., sugar, diet sodas, fruit drinks, carbonated drinks, etc.) contribute to the mouth’s being in a very acidic state.
There are many signs of enamel erosion:
- Teeth may become further worn down.
- Teeth become discolored because the enamel has worn away and the dentin is exposed.
- The edges of the front teeth may look transparent.
- Tooth sensitivity can occur when the enamel is worn away both on the lip and tongue surfaces of the teeth. The dentin, the layer of tissue under the enamel, is softer than enamel, and it is more sensitive to touch, air, biting forces and acid exposure.
If you notice these types of changes in your mouth, please consult your dentist.
No one person is exempt from enamel erosion as it affects all age groups and appears to be related to tooth sensitivity. Acidic foods and drinks may need to be reduced or even eliminated because of the erosion they cause. Desensitizing toothpaste, like Colgate® Enamel Health ™ Sensitivity Relief toothpaste, can also be used for pain relief. Sealants or bonding agents may be considered to reduce the progression of enamel erosion. In addition, applying fluoride can help increase resistance to the acid dissolution but it will not remineralize your teeth.” But, which toothpaste is the best for your needs:
If you are looking to whiten your teeth, the Colgate® Enamel Health™ Whitening Toothpaste is the product for you as it helps to replenish natural calcium, gently polishes, gently whitens, fights cavities and freshens breath with its clean minty taste.
The Colgate® Enamel Health™ Multi-Protection Toothpaste helps replenish natural calcium, helps build increasing protection against sensitivity, gently polishes, gently whitens, fights cavities and freshens your breath, also with a cool minty taste.
Through the generosity of Colgate, I was able to conduct a small test to demonstrate the importance of strong and healthy enamel. I was given 2 tiles, one rough and one smooth. I wrote the word Clean on both tiles with chalk and discovered how the word was displayed on the rough tile opposed to the smooth tile.
This little test indicates how it is so much easier for germs to stick on a rough surface than on a smooth surface. You cannot even see the written word on the smooth tile. When the enamel on your teeth breaks down, it is comperable to the rough tile where germs can stick thus causing further damage to your teeth resulting in decay. Using the Colgate® Enamel Health™ Mult-Protection Toothpaste helps to keep your teeth smoother, so germs will not stick.
While we have used Colgate® products in our home for years, I had not yet had an opportunity to try the new Colgate® Enamel Health™ products, until now. I especially like the Sensitivity Relief toothpaste, which leaves my mouth feel clean and my breath fresh.
The Colgate® Enamel Health™ Sensitivity Relief Toothpaste helps build increasing protection against sensitivity, gently polishes, fights cavities and freshens breath with its fresh minty taste.
For years, I suffered from sensitivity issues, especially when eating ice cream. I dearly love this treat, but because of the pain that I experienced after endulging, I rarely was able to partake. However, after using the Colgate® Sensitive Toothbrush and Built-in Sensitivity Relief Pen, I had no pain whatsoever. I tested the product for a week to build up the protection in my mouth that was painful, and then treated my husband and myself to a couple scoops. I was amazed that the Sensitivity Relief Pen actually worked. It provided on-the-spot relief, long lasting relief and everyday solution to sensitivity relief. So, now I can pamper myself more often with foods that I love to eat.
Of course, in my testing of the Sensitivity Relief Pen, I also used the Colgate® 360°® Enamel Health™ Sensitive Toothbrush since it contains 48% softer bristles that helps protect enamel surfaces and gums, and keeps your cheek and tongue cleaner. The polishing cups also help to gently remove stains and the raised cleaning tips help get into hard-to-reach-places in my mouth.
Naturally, you will want to join in the discussions about your pearly whites on Colgate’s Facebook page, as well as their Twitter and You Tube pages. And, of course, you will want to check out the Special Offers for Colgate® products on the company’s website.
You can purchase the Colgate® oral health products, including their new Enamel Health™ products at most major retailers including Walgreens, Publix Super Markets and CVS Pharmacy to name a few.
I am thrilled to have received these Colgate® Enamel Health™ products. I am able to eat ice cream again free of pain, and I am guarding against enamel errosion. With these products and regular check-ups with my dentist, I will be able to keep my teeth for the remainder of my life. I suggest you give the Colgate® Enamel Health™ products a try. I am sure you will love them as much as I do.