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Keep smiling with healthy gums

So I am going to put my hands up right now and say, I have problems, well had problems with my gums, especially during my pregnancy, I put up a real fight and it took a long time to win the battle but I can now say my gums are looking so much better. They took a real battering during pregnancy and I know I am not alone with around 1 in 2 two experience some kind of issues with their gums from bleeding to being swollen, it's not nice and can be unpleasant. After putting my mind to it and implementing a good dental routine, such a brushing, flossing and using an antibacterial mouthwash daily until it was under control was the easy part but after talking to my dentist he advised that using things like Corsodyl longterm was not a good idea and it stains your teeth - not a good thing. So when I got the chance to try out Oral-B Pro-expert premium gum protection toothpaste I could not wait. Now that my gums are healthy again I want to use a product that is going to keep them that way. Alongside visiting my hygienist I am looking forward to nice shinny teeth.

Now we really all should take care of our gums, as gum disease can effect more than just your gums, it can have an impact on your self-esteem but can also cause you to loose teeth - not a good look for anyone. So having a good dental routine is very important and at the forefront of that is the toothpaste you use. Personally I want something that is going to protect my teeth, reduce cavities and tartar buildup as well as have some kind of whitening properties and I am glad to say Oral B Pro-expert covers all of these areas and it has a real pleasant taste that freshens your breath without being over-powering. I found it very light and didn't irritate my sensitive teeth but best of all is over the month I used the product I felt it improved my gums, which is a huge thumbs up from my side!

Over the past few years I have found what has worked for me to get back to healthy looking gums - here are my tips

1. Flossing - so important and so worth doing daily!
2. Replace your tooth brush at least every three months
3. Cut down on anything with added sugar
4. Use decent toothpaste
5. Visit your Hygienist twice a year - VERY IMPORTANT!

Okay so my teeth are not fantastic but they are a work in process and after having my son I made the commitment to myself to slowly fix them and I have started having some crowns and veneer fitting for my teeth, as it's the one part of my body I would change and I am lucky that in todays society it's something you can improve on and now my gums are nice and healthy I have nothing stopping my from getting that perfetc smile.

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


  1. nice product review! :)

    NEW POST :)
    xoxo ♥

  2. really nice to see a post on the simple important things :)

    Linda x

  3. I tend to always use Oral B, I find they do what they say they will with their products. Great review!

  4. Julie Roberts has lovely teeth, wonder if they are veneers lol? I am a big fan of flossing and oral B products are great, I have one of their toothbrushes

  5. I drank a lot of diet drinks and was getting really bad toothache and apparently some sweeteners can cause really bad wear and tear on your teeth and gums and she told me to stop drinking diet drinks all together and now my teeth are slowly but surely repairing themselves and I've not had toothache in months (which is good because I was forking out for pain killers every few days) I will have to try the Oral B as I have heard good things and I really want to be proud of my smile and be able to smile like this :


    Thanks for the tips :) xx

    The Wet Brush - Brushing your hair in the shower or whilst it's still wet used to be a no-no but not anymore with this Tangle Teezer rival!!

  6. Good to hear your positive experience. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.

  7. I need to take better care of my teeth and will take on your advice. Would love to have a few veneers at some point too :)

  8. Probiotics, raspberry leaf and yogurt improve gum health, prevent plaque stains from bacteria and help with keeping canker sores at bay


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