When you think about your oral hygiene routine, how would you rate it? Here let me help you. How would you answer the following questions?
Do you brush 2-3 times a day?
Do you floss daily?
Do you use a mouth rinse?
Do you change out your toothbrush at least once every 3 months?
I am such a big believer in oral hygiene and still I can’t say that I ALWAYS do all of the things I mentioned. So how did you do on the above questions?
You may remember my previous post where I mentioned that I would be trying a new cleaning regimen for my choppers. The goal was to try the new products over a period of roughly two weeks and see how my mouth felt overall after that time.
The products I would be trying was an Oral-B toothbrush, Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Floss, Crest Pro-Health Clinical Plaque Control toothpaste and Crest Pro-Health Clinical Oral Rinse. When used all together, they are supposed to help you keep a “Just from the Dentist” clean feeling and control the build up of plaque.
I was glad to see before I started using the toothpaste that it could be used by people with sensitivity. Over the past year at least, I have struggled with sensitive teeth, probably due to my terrible Coca Cola habit. It’s not good for my enamel, but I can’t seem to give it up.
The Crest Pro-Health toothpaste did a very nice job of keeping my teeth and gums feeling clean. It felt to me like there was a slight grit to the toothpaste when you first put it in your mouth. It was not drastic like when you visit the dentist however and it dissipated rapidly once you began to brush. My teeth always felt nice and smooth once my brushing was complete.
If I was going strictly off the flavor of the toothpaste, it wouldn’t be my favorite. It was fresh mint, but it didn’t seem to have that freshness that I look for after brushing my teeth. I don’t know if that even makes sense? My breath was fresh, but didn’t have that mint taste I like afterwards. Hopefully that clears it all up for y’all.
The Oral-B Glide Floss has always been my favorite. It is smooth and glides between my teeth nicely. It is great for any tight spots that make flossing more difficult. There are different opinions about what is best to use between a waxed or unwaxed floss. I have always personally used what I felt worked best for me.
As for the Crest Pro-Health Clinical Oral Rinse, it came in a Deep Clean Mint flavor. This oral rinse definitely left my mouth feeling clean, however even though it did not contain alcohol it still had a burning effect in my mouth. I found that after I used it, I wasn’t able to eat for a bit because of the strength of the flavor.
I have been using my new cleaning routine for about two weeks now and I would agree that when used together my mouth did keep a close to “Just from the Dentist” clean. Out of the four products I used, there is only one that I probably would not continue to use and that was the oral rinse. I prefer a milder oral rinse that doesn’t have a burn or tingle to it. That is my own personal preference and may not be the same for you.
Have you ever tried any of the Oral B or Crest Pro-Health products? What was your own opinion of them?
I wrote this review while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Crest and Oral-B and received product samples to facilitate my candid review. Mom Central Consulting sent me a promotional gift to thank me for taking the time to participate.