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The One About My Teeth

I’ve been invited by Crest to test out their new mouthwash. I realize that this, on it’s own, might seem odd considering I generally focus on kid’s media and parenting. Well, yeah…I guess. But I’m also a dude with some minor teeth issues. So there.

My problems stem, most likely, from never flossing. Never. I hate it. The feeling of a wiry string thing down in my gums makes me gag. I’m dry heaving just typing that last sentence. The penance for my inability to jump that oral hurdle are difficult (for me and the dentist) dental appointments. I draw on these experiences as a non-flosser as well as my semi-annual misery in the horizontal hell chair to persuade the Bear & Mouse to be diligent about their teeth. So far, so good.

The invitation from Crest came at a good time. I was thinking about starting a mouthwash routine after a recent hotel stay anyway. Huh? Lemme explain: You know those little bottles of mouthwash in hotel bathrooms? The ones you’ve gotta triple check to make sure it’s not shampoo before you dump into your mouth? I love those. It’s the only time I use the stuff though (mouthwash…not shampoo). So, why not begin a twice daily habit in my house me thinks…and then the email from Dads Central Consulting offering me a giant bottle of mouthwash to participate in the Crest Pro-Health Invigorating Clean Multi-Protection Rinse Test Drive Program (their loooong title, not mine). Sold.

I’ve been using the minty mouthwash for a week now.  While I cannot exactly tell what it’s doing for my teeth from a clinical sense, I can vouch for the fact that the product makes my mouth feel alive (initially in a burning-me-alive-from-the-inside kinda way, then in a so fresh and so clean clean sense).  Also, in an unintended consequence, the Crest Pro-Health mouthwash works as a super appetite suppressant.  The last thing I want to do is eat a cookie or drink chocolate milk with the hills-are-alive-with-mint feeling in my mouth.

I’ll be back at least once more to update y’all on this test drive. In the meantime, anyone know of mouthwash safe for kids?  The Bear & Mouse are super jealous of my gurgling and that I get to spit greenish foam.

*I wrote this post while participating in a test drive campaign by Mom (but really Dad) Central Consulting on behalf of Crest and received a sample to facilitate it. Mom Central Consulting also sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate but that’s not why I wrote this. I turn down plenty of that sorta thing.

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