A few short weeks ago my gums were in pretty bad shape. Now? They feel better than ever! My teeth also look and feel great and I give all of the credit for this transformation to my new Waterpik Water Flosser and Philips Electric Toothbrush.
I’ll be talking about my own personal experience using these two products in this article, but first, a necessary disclaimer.
I am not a dentist. You should take my advice and my experience with a grain of salt because all I can relate to you is what happened for me. And no, this is in no way a paid endorsement or sponsored post: I bought these products because I wanted to use them and I just so happened to be thrilled about them.
For most of my adult life I have used a normal, old-school toothbrush. The cheap kind with a plastic handle that you can get at Target for under $10. And when I flossed (which was far less than I knew I should) I flossed using those easy-flossers with the handles.
So the last time I went to the dentist (which is every six months) I was told that I might need a deep clean for my gums on my next visit unless I really turned things around. That was a major bummer to hear because I know those can be quite painful and are nowhere close to cheap.
Plus, my gums were bleeding a little bit here and there (gross, I know). They just weren’t as healthy as they should be.
So I exited the dentists office after that last visit determined to make some real changes in the way I care for my mouth. The problem was, I didn’t really have a plan… until I did.
What I was doing wasn’t working for a couple reasons, I guess.
First, I was (to and continue to be) a busy person and skipping brushing and flossing the proper way was too easy to do. Many days I am up at 4-5 A.M. If I don’t get up that early I just can’t get all the work done that I need and want to.
Second, when it comes to things that feel like chores, I tend to be lazy. In other words, I am a normal human being. If I starred in the odd couple, I’d be Oscar, not Felix.
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