All my life, I have never had any issues with my teeth. As a kid, I didn’t get many cavities. As an adult, I have none. Ha! I guess my only issues (which weren’t really issues) have been a mild under bite and a tooth that is turned 90 degrees. That tooth looks like I’ve got one fang. I know. Weird. I’ve never been bothered by either of those “issues”. I did have a retainer when I was a pre-teen, to rectify the situation. I hated my retainer. It was the bane of my existence. Imagine how mad my mom was when I accidentally threw away my retainer one day when we were having lunch at McDonald’s. I am being totally honest when I say I accidentally threw it away and lost it.
I had the bad habit of not properly storing my retainer away when I ate. I used to remove my retainer and wrap it in a paper napkin while I ate and then after eating I’d brush my teeth and put my retainer back in. This one particular time, I remember doing just that, only because I wasn’t in my normal routine (we were at a restaurant), I guess my retainer got thrown out with everything on the tray after our meal.
My parents were obviously upset. I was a bit upset too. There went my chance at correcting my under bite.
Other than that, no teeth issues…until now.
I’ve noticed as I get older that my teeth are becoming a tad sensitive.
No to sensitive teeth!
Did you know that 65% of Canadians experience tooth sensitivity? Often triggered by cold foods and beverages and sometimes cold temperatures, sensitive teeth can be a painful distraction to simple pleasures, and who wants to miss out on family ice cream night!? Further, living with sensitive teeth can get in the way of proper oral hygiene – yuck!
All I can say is thank goodness for Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste. Know what I love? I love Crest Sensi-Relief Whitening + Scope Minty Fresh Flavour.
Crest and Oral-B have come out with a new line of oral care products designed to prevent and eliminate tooth pain caused by sensitivity – Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste and the Oral-B Crest Sensi-Soft Toothbrush.
Check out some surprising tooth sensitivity facts:
- As mentioned above, more than 65% of Canadians (vs 50% of Americans) experience tooth sensitivity
- 19% of sensitivity sufferers admit they have changed their behaviours as a result of tooth sensitivity
- 47% of people with sensitive teeth suffer from pain at least once a day
- Sufferers implement many tactics to deal with sensitive teeth such as:
- Avoidance – 61% of sufferers avoid food, drinks and certain conditions
- Seek treatment – 92% will visit the doctor, use special toothpaste or do fluoride treatments
- Adopt compensating behaviours – 76% will brush their teeth delicately, chew food differently or drink fluids through a straw
Crest Sensi-Relief Toothpaste coupled with my Oral-B Crest Sensi-Soft Toothbrush and I’m good to go! Actually, Little One claimed my new toothbrush while it was still in the package. I had to buy another one for myself. She has her own kids’ Oral-B toothbrush and loves it, but apparently, the Oral-B Cresh Sensi-Soft one is “more comfortable…because it’s Mommy’s”. Hmph.
Do you have teeth sensitivity or have you noticed any changes in your teeth as you get older?
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