I’m participating in the #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge

I’m participating in the #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge.  Oral-B are running a Love Your Gums campaign to educate about the importance of healthy gums. Many people don’t realise that most people will get gum health issues at some point in their lives and it’s the biggest cause of tooth loss. For women especially during pregnancy, paying attention to gum health is important as research shows that more than 1 in 2 women will develop gum problems during pregnancy such as swollen, bleeding gums. By looking after yours, you promote better overall health and a winning smile.

I’ve attended the dentist regularly all my life and don’t have many fillings, although I do need to also see the hygienist for a scale and polish after each dentist visit.  But I’m now at the stage of life, when my dentist tells me that my gums are starting to recede and that I may be prone to gum disease.  I get reminded about flossing and mouthwash, both of which I already do.  The idea of gum disease is not something I really wish to hear.

So when I read that Britmums were running the #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge, I knew I should definitely sign up.

I’ve received a free full-size tube of the new Oral-B Pro-Expert Premium Gum Protection toothpaste to try, which I’ve now been using for over 2 weeks instead of my usual brand.  The packaging states that it is clinically proven to help prevent and reduce gum problems in just 4 weeks, but the challenge closes before then.  I initially thought I didn’t like the taste, it seemed chalky like the one used at the dentist.  But I now think my reaction was just due to it being different, as only a few days later, I was no longer bothered about the flavour at all.

I can’t say I notice any particular difference in this short timescale.  I still have tartar and flossing subsequent to brushing is still removing significant plaque.

I also make sure my children have regular visits to the dentist.  Their teeth are in good condition, but unfortunately, my 7 year old sucks his thumb.  Up until his diagnosis of leukaemia, this was something I was trying to address, but in the grand scheme of things, I’m now quite happy for him to have the comfort he desires from thumb sucking.  He may need a brace in a few years time, but so be it.

This post is an entry for BritMums’ #ORALBLoveYourGums Challenge  sponsored by Oral-B, promoting healthy gums – something especially important for pregnant women. Get tips and advice on www.oralb-loveyourgums.com.

Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

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