So, here’s a thing you kind of take for granted if you work: Dental Insurance. When you retire? You have to PAY for those little perks out of your own pocket. And yeah, I know, you do pay for them when you are employed, but your employer also kicks in some money(usually quite a bit more than you do) for your benefits. When you retire and want to keep those take-for-granted benefits? HUGE STICKER SHOCK my friends. HUGE. As you know, my hubby Terry retired last year. And that means you are looking at a family that no longer has dental insurance. We decided that when it was time to go to the dentist, we’d just swallow the cost out of our own pocket from now on. But we live in Alberta, the land of non-regulated dental fees which means we pay the highest prices in Canada for dental work. #IHateGovernmentDeregulation
Crest Pro-Health HD
What am I trying to say? Well, taking care of our teeth has become a top health priority around here now! We need to lengthen the time between dental visits, because LORDY, getting your teeth cleaned and checked out costs a minimum of $450! And that’s why I was more than happy to give the new Crest Pro-Health HD a try.
Crest Pro-Health HD is the biggest breakthrough in toothpaste since fluoride, because the two-step process isolates key ingredients so that they can perform at their peak. I don’t know about you, but those toothpastes that claim they do 50 things barely do ONE thing. I like this idea of having a toothpaste that does ONE specific thing, and then another toothpaste that does something else. No more watering down of ingredients! It’s a a whole new oral health experience I’ll tell ya!
Two steps means that there are TWO PRODUCTS you use in this new healthy teeth habit. And yes, this two step process is worth it I promise!
Step One is an anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis paste which helps improve gum health by treating gingivitis. Go ahead and brush with Step One. It’s kind of cool and feels like you just got your teeth cleaned by the dental hygienist without the huge price tag. It’s a bit of a grainier toothpaste and not unpleasant at all in taste or feel.
You brush for 1 minute with Step 1, then you spit but DO NOT RINSE your mouth. It’s weird I know, but trust me, if I can do it YOU can too.
Step Two is a whitening gel. Load up your brush with the clear gel, which is formulated to whiten and polish teeth without ANY kind of pain at all. I do find it a tad drying for my mouth, but any kind of whitening tooth product does that to me. Plus, my mouth is always dry because of medications I take for Multiple Sclerosis, so you don’t have to worry so much about it. Terry doesn’t notice anything. What I love is that this is teeth whitening that’s painless, so YAY Crest! Thank you!
You brush for one minute with Step 2 and you can rinse afterwards this time! And rinse well I say because you’ve been brushing your teeth for a full two minutes for once in your life. 😛
To be honest, I was kind of hesitant to test out Crest Pro-Health HD when it showed up. Step One I was ok with, but Step Two scared me because my teeth are so sensitive and don’t like whitening products. Whitening strips hurt my teeth a lot so I don’t partake in that easy way to whiten your teeth whenever you like. But, I finally worked up the nerve and gave the two-step system a try and I LIKE IT A LOT. I noticed a difference in the look and feel of my teeth after just two days of using the Crest Pro-Health HD. Wahoo!! And my teeth are looking and feeling so much healthier now. I’ve got Terry and Marky (who is home from college for the summer) using the system and they love it as well.
A family that brushes with Crest Pro-Health HD keeps the dental bills away! You can find your new healthy oral routine of Crest Pro-Health HD at most retailers across Canada right now.
“Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA Brand Ambassador Program with Crest / P&G and I received Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”
Oh, and P.S this is NOT a toothpaste for kids to use at all! Only adults please and thank you!
Are you lucky enough to have great dental insurance? Are you pretty diligent about your oral health too?