I have to admit that I have been a little neglectful in the teeth department since the trio came along (I mean it's not like I was busy or anything!) So, I took the plunge and organised a family trip to my quite unsympathetic dentist earlier this month, where she told me that I had swollen gums and was at risk of developing gum disease! What?! I have never had a problem with my teeth or gums, I don't even have any fillings! She said that pregnancy can bring about all sorts of hormonal changes affecting teeth and gum health and I needed to act quickly to avoid further damage.
Anyway, after my dentist had thoroughly butchered my poor mouth explaining that she had removed all the plaque (whilst I think repositioning my jaw) she explained that I needed to take better care of my teeth by flossing every day (chore!) as well as using a pro gum toothpaste and mouthwash.
The #OralBLoveYourGums challenge couldn't have come at a better time. I started using the Oral-B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection toothpaste right away and after a only a week of using it together with my new Oral B electric toothbrush my gums had stopped bleeding whilst flossing and my mouth felt a lot less tender. It also tastes pretty good too, unlike some of the other pro-gum toothpastes and mouthwashes available.
I have also had my husband using it as he was told that he needed to buck up his ideas and look after his teeth and he too has noticed a significant difference!
In my opinion I think that a combination of the Oral-B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection toothpaste, electric brush and mouthwash has significantly improved the condition of my teeth and gums and I suspect has eradicated the pending gum disease.
My advice if you want to try and avoid a telling off from your dentist (as well as a rearranging of your jaw), gum disease and the extortionate costs of dental treatment you should invest in some Oral-B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection toothpaste.
Oral-B also have lots of excellent advice as well as further information about their products on their website www.oralb.co.uk.
This post is an entry for BritMums’ #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge sponsored by Oral-B, promoting healthy gums – something especially important for pregnant women. Get tips and advice on www.oralb-loveyourgums.com.