Let’s get Gummy

I love going to the dentist. I’m serious. It’s actually a pampering treat to have my teeth cleaned, it’s almost like a trip to the spa or the parlor for me! I love the feeling of having each and every crevice of my mouth thoroughly cleaned. If you notice, aside from soft and bouncy hair, flawless skin, the most “beautiful” celebrities are the ones with a nice set of pearly whites. I don’t have perfect teeth (I have bugs bunny teeth!) but I love them just the way they are. I’m a living smiley face so having healthy teeth is a MUST for me 🙂 Here are some of my “TEETH IDOLS”, their smiles are so sweet because of their TEETH!!!
Just the other day, Colgate asked me to review their latest product the Colgate Total Pro Gum Health toothpaste. I would always see gum care products in the supermarket but never really paid much attention to them. Just like most of you, I would check the labels for the standard benefits of “teeth whitening”, “cavity protection”, or “fresh breath”. As long as those things were covered, I would be a happy customer. It was only because of this review request from Colgate that I actually took the time to research on GUM HEALTH and its impact on my teeth.

Turns out Gum Disease is no smiling matter. It affects a lot of people everyday,yet people don’t really pay much attention to these gum problems. If you have the following symptoms, chances are you are silently suffering Gum Disease: 1) Gums bleed when you brush 2) Gums are red, swollen or tender 3) Gums have pulled away from teeth 4) A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite 5)Persistent bad breath or bad taste in your mouth. 

A lot of Filipinos are silently suffering from diabetes which makes them even more susceptible to gum disease. (I can hear my conscience giving me a stern lecture as I type this) As a sweet tooth and as a girl with a history of diabetes in her family, this is definitely something that hits so close to home.

According to the folks at Colgate, “Because diabetes makes the body more susceptible to bacterial infection, people with diabetes have a decreased ability to fight bacteria that invade the gum. People with diabetes get gum problems more often than people who do not have diabetes. Gum infections can make it hard to control blood sugar. Once a gum problem starts, it can take a long time to restore to health. In extreme cases, if the problem is severe, teeth can loosen or or even fall out. Good blood sugar control and proper gum care can help prevent gum problems.”

 “A good oral health program includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing, and seeing your dentist every six months. Colgate Total toothpaste is a good choice as it goes beyond fighting cavities. Colgate Total is clinically proven to provide 12-hour protection against gum problem-causing bacteria, for a full 12 hours*. Unlike other toothpastes, Colgate Total® Pro-Gum Health toothpaste helps reduce up to 90%* bacteria build-up that cause gingivitis, an early form of gum disease.”

We all want to have that killer smile, but vanity aside, maybe it’s high time we invest in taking care of our gums that hold all those pearly whites together. Just a small change in your routine can actually save your mouth from falling apart!

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