As I was brushing my teeth this morning, I remembered that my six-month dentist appointment is this Thursday, and that I’d better find time to floss this week. And then I look, and I have no tartar build-up. At all. I have always been good about brushing, and regular in my cleaning appointments, and my whole life I’ve had to endure all that scraping and tugging and chipping away during my cleanings. But a year and a half ago, my dentist told me to switch to tartar-control toothpaste, and I did, even though I always had believed that the stuff really doesn’t make any difference if you’re a regular brusher. I didn’t change my flossing habits one bit…just the toothpaste. And at my first cleaning after switching…no scraping, no tartar. Since then…no tartar, no scraping, no nothing! And my dentist is a big, tough, ex-military dentist…when he cleans your teeth it’s brutal to begin with, so anything that reduces the time he spends in my mouth, the better.
So tartar control toothpaste works. And works really well, to my complete amazement. Because I never believe the marketing claims on products…if it says faster, stronger, more whitening, improved, repels stains, reduces hair growth, eliminates odor, firms and tightens…I don’t believe it.
So what other things have you used that really work…that live up to their claims?