I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Colgate. I received a product sample for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
Ever since I can remember I have been a lemon eater. I eat them like candy. I am not even joking. I am also a coffee drinker, chocolate eater, and serious food grazer. However, I did not know until recently that all of those things ruin the enamel on my teeth. Taking care of my teeth is super important these days (especially since I got braces), so taking care of that all too important portion of my smile is something I am trying to do. That is why I am glad I was introduced to the newest Colgate product — Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste.
When I recently visited my dentist, getting yet another cavity filled, he gave me some tips on keeping my enamel safe. I thought I would share these tips with you!
1. Avoid Certain Foods:
Regular and prolonged consumption of wine, fruit juices, soft/pop drinks and vinegar-based salad dressings are full of acid. Anything with a high acidity level will cause tooth enamel erosion.
2. Avoid grazing all day:
If you enjoy nibbling on food all day long, you may be endangering your teeth. The best solution is to ensure that the foods that you consume are either low in acidity or are combined with foods able to counteract the acidity and reduce your need for the acidic food. For example, consuming nuts with fruit or cheese with carrots may be one way to reduce the effects of acid wear. Nuts and dairy foods are considered helpful balancers to acidic foods. Drink water in small amounts at regular intervals.
3. Brush Regularly and Use an Enamel Protecting Toothpaste:
The key to correctly brushing your teeth is to brush them 3 times a day and if you have eaten anything acidic — wait an hour before brushing. Use a soft bristle toothbrush instead of a hard one. The harder the bristles are, the more abrasive it is going to be on your teeth.
4. Visit Your Dentist on a Regular Basis
Your dentist will be able to catch problems before they arise. Seeing the dentist regularly and having our teeth polished does more than clean our teeth and remove plaque (which is important, of course). It also replenishes calcium and smooths out our enamel, which prevents bacteria from sticking.
5. Use a Straw When Drinking
If you do choose to drink acidic sodas and wines, use a straw when drinking. That will keep the beverage away from your teeth.
About Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste
The NEW Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste helps smooth enamel in two ways:
- Helps replenish natural calcium and other minerals back into weakened enamel, filling rough spots and making it stronger
- Gently polishes the enamel surface with gentle micro-polishing action, so germs are less likely to stick to teeth
I’ve been using it for about 2 weeks now and while it’s a little too early to see any difference just yet, I love how it makes my teeth feel.
There are two formulas to choose from: Whitening and Sensitivity Relief. This line also comes with a toothbrush designed with a cheek and tongue cleaner to help remove more bacteria and polishing whitening cups that help remove stains.
Want to try it out for yourself?
On November 15, 2014, Walgreens will host a Saturdate® event featuring the new Colgate® Enamel Health™ Toothpaste, including complimentary samples and an employee to educate shoppers about the new product. You can learn more about the Saturdate® events here: http://www.walgreens.com/topic/promotion/saturdate.jsp.
How do you protect your teeth?