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Diabetes Awareness Month Tips and Savings

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood.

Did you know November is Diabetes Awareness Month?? According to the CDC, more than 29 million Americans have diabetes and even more that don’t know they have it. That’s a lot of people! If you aren’t personally affected by diabetes I bet you can think of someone who is.

I’ve seen people living with diabetes all my life.I grew up with a couple of children who had Type 1 diabetes and required an insulin pump and shots. In my own family, my mother had Type 2 diabetes {praise God has not been diabetic for years because of weight loss and healthier living}, and my father-in-law who passed a couple of years ago had diabetes that left him with several diabetes related conditions.

While it’s never something you want to hear that people have to live with, there are ways to modify your diet and supplements/medications that can help manage diabetes.

Diabetes Awareness Month Tips & Savings #ad

This month Johnson & Johnson is focusing their HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program on helping manage the effects of this disease. They’re also offering up to $35 on select items at healthyessentials.com and I’m so thankful for this program!

 Here are some tips and products to help with areas of diabetic concern:

1) Supplements may support overall health.

2) You may be concerned about plaque and gingivitis, so healthy oral care habits are essential.

Product recommendations:

Listerine UltraClean for Diabetes Awareness Month #ad

LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® Dental Floss, Shred-resistant dental floss stretches, flexes and slides easily between teeth. MICRO-GROOVES® Technology removes 2x more plaque than Glide® Mint Floss.

LISTERINE® ULTRACLEAN® Mouthwash,– The only leading mouthwash with an anti-tartar ingredient and new EVERFRESH™ Technology for a dentist clean feeling that lasts up to three times longer vs. brushing alone. Has the clinically proven plaque and germ-killing power of LISTERINE® Antiseptic.

3) Lotion or cream such as LUBRIDERM® can help moisturize your skin. Talk to your doctor before use.

Product Recommendation:

LUBRIDERM® Daily Moisture Fragrance-Free Lotion, Replenish and moisturize dry skin. It’s fragrance-free, fortified with Vitamin B5 and skin-essential moisturizers. The clean-feeling, non-greasy formula absorbs in seconds and moisturizes for hours – in fact, it’s clinically shown to moisturize for 24 hours.

4) Check with your doctor; your wounds should be treated immediately. 

Product Recommendations:

NEOSPORIN® Original Ointment, For over 55 years, NEOSPORIN® products have been the gold standard for all your minor cuts, scrapes and burns. NEOSPORIN® Original Ointment provides 24 hour infection protection and may help minimize the appearance of scars.

BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages, America’s #1 bandage brand covers all your wound-protection needs. BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages have covered and protected minor cuts and scrapes for millions of people over 90 years.

5) Currently one in three American adults have pre-diabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. One of the most important steps you can take to lower this risk is eating well to maintain a healthy weight.

Product Recommendation:

Splenda for Diabetes Awareness Month #ad

When used to replace sugar, SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener Products can help people with diabetes reduce their intake of carbohydrate and calories. SPLENDA® Sweetener Products can contribute to a healthier lifestyle by helping to reduce calories from added sugar, and can be used almost anywhere sugar is used, including cooking and baking.

 

Whether you’re pre-diabetic, diabetic, or just wanting to make some healthy changes in your life all of the products above will get you on the right track. Don’t forget for extra savings head to healthyessentials.com to save on things that will help make this month the healthiest month for you and your family!

 

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Third Party trademarks used herein are trademarks of their respective owners.

Protect Your Smile and Enamel Health as You Age

This is a sponsored post on behalf of CVS/pharmacy and Colgate Enamel Health all opinions are my own.

It’s a fact that adult oral care and protecting our enamel is vital for a healthy smile.

There are so many abrasive foods and drinks that wear down our tooth enamel on a daily basis that it’s really important to be mindful of how to maintain our clean, strong smiles.

How to Protect Your Smile and Enamel Health MommyB #healthyteeth #colgatehealthyenamel

 

As a coffee and soda drinker I love the NEW Colgate Enamel Health toothpaste and toothbrush because together, they help to replenish natural calcium and polish tooth enamel. Healthy enamel doesn’t just look good, it also helps create a smoother surface so germs are less likely to stick as well.

Being an adult undergoing teeth straightening treatment my teeth have also been subject to a lot of wear, so anything I can do to whiten and protect my teeth during and after treatment you can count me in.

Colgate Enamel Health at CVSpharmacy MommyB #healthyteeth #colgateenamelhealth

 

It’s easy to shopping for essentials like toothbrushes and toothpaste at my local CVS/pharmacy. I love that it’s not only a convenient one-stop shop for everything my family needs, but CVS also makes it easy to save money just by using your ExtraCare Card. With ExtraCare, you’ll earn 2% back on your purchases, {paid out quarterly in the form of ExtraBucks}.

If you’ve been a long-time reader you’ll know I’m someone who loves to write about oral health and saving money, both important things to keep our homes and families healthy and happy.

I’d love for one lucky MommyBKnowsBest.com reader to win their own Colgate Enamel Health prize pack featuring the 360 Enamel Health Toothbrush and Colgate Enamel Health Toothpaste.

 

Enter here to win:

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Disclosure: I’m proud to partner with CVS/pharmacy and Colgate Enamel Health for this oral health campaign. All opinions expressed are my own, and all product claims or program details shared should be verified at CVS.com or with the appropriate manufacturer.

10 Surefire Ways to Get Me To Smile

I don’t know about you, but I’m a naturally smiley person. I proudly wear my “smile wrinkles” as a badge that I have lots to smile about. Though I’m smiling more than half the time, here are 10 Sure Fire Ways to Get Me to Smile {perhaps some of these work for you too}.

  1. Sweet letters from my husband
  2. Hugs from my kids
  3. Hanging out with fun friends
  4. Having deep conversations with family. The ones where I learn more about them or find a connection that we have never had are the best.
  5. Almost any Adam Sandler movie
  6. Thinking about all the exciting adventures we will have in our new home
  7. A delicious icy coffee drink
  8. Thinking about how blessed I am and being able to bless others through giving back
  9. Organizing almost anything {especially closets and drawers}
  10. Knowing my teeth look great and my breath is fresh

Now that my removable dental appliances are correcting my smile my teeth look and feel great but cleaning them isn’t always easy.

I was so excited to hear about Fresh Guard™ products because I’ve been struggling with keeping my removable dental appliances smelling fresh and feeling clean.

NEW Fresh Guard By Efferdent Removable Dental Appliance Cleaner MommyB

Fresh Guard is specially formulated for retainers, mouthguards and removable braces. It delivers a Complete Clean – 1) prevents the build-up of mouth film for a clean feel, 2) removes odor-causing bacteria for a fresh and clean smell, and 3) reduces yellowing and helps remove stains for a clean look.

I was able to try out both Fresh Guard™ products; Fresh Guard™ by Efferdent Soak, and Fresh Guard™​ by Efferdent Wipes.

I have to say I really like both products.

I used the Fresh Guard™​ by Efferdent Wipes when I was on-the-go with my girls and it saved me from having to put my removeable dental appliance in with dirty teeth. I loved the minty taste and the discrete size of the wipe package.

The Fresh Guard™ by Efferdent Soak is GREAT for times when my removable dental appliance needs a deep cleaning. I love that the soak changes color to signify they are clean (after about 5 minutes of soaking). The soak does have a slight chemical smell, but really does the trick of cleaning otherwise filmy and smelly removable dental appliances.

Check out this video to see why Fresh Guard by Efferdent Soak is great for removable dental appliances.

Make sure you get your savings HERE.

Fresh Guard™ is specially formulated to clean mouth guards, retainers, and clear braces. Fresh Guard™ Soak kills 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria in just 5 minutes while Fresh Guard™  Wipes offer a convenient on-the-go cleaning solution with no water needed. Visit Fresh Guard™ for more information, store locator and coupons!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Fresh Guard™. I received promotional items and Fresh Guard™ products in exchange for my participation. The opinions and text are mine.

How to Make Oral Hygiene Fun for Your Family

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood.

Have you been following my family’s LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge? Did you post a “Swish Selfie” to help the Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program?  If not here’s my first post talking about How Your Oral Hygiene Can Help a Charity in Need.

Since we started the challenge of course we’ve been more mindful of our oral health. Though it’s not always fun to clean your teeth we found a few creative ways to get a healthier mouth for the whole family.

Oral Health Fun Must Haves:

• LISTERINE® Antiseptic

• LISTERINE® SMART RINSE®

• LISTERINE® WHITENING® Original Gel Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste

• REACH® Floss

Oral Health Fun Must Haves #listerine MommyB

Ways to make oral hygiene fun:

  • Wear a dress-up costume and brush “in character”
  • Have a mouthwash contest to see who can gargle the longest
  • Spit mouthwash out missing teeth {Miss A was really good at this}
  • Buy light up or musical toothbrushes {I know they’re more expensive, but way fun!!!}
  • Make a oral hygiene check sheet and give rewards for healthy mouths
  • Sing songs and make brushing fun. {We pretend the girls tongues are breakdancing in their mouths.}

Our mouths feel clean AND silly since we’ve completed the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. See:

B Family Oral Fun MommyB #listerine

As a mom I noticed my girls breath smelled better, and mine did too, but I also noticed that I felt healthier. I know it sounds weird, but when my teeth are clean and healthy I notice how it effects my overall health. I love challenges that help my entire family be more healthy.

Don’t forget that YOU and YOUR FAMILY can get involved in improving your oral health and helping others by posting a “Swish Selfie” to the LISTERINE® Brand Facebook page and learn more about the challenge.

Do you have any tips for making oral hygiene fun for your family??

 

I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

How Your Oral Hygiene Can help a Charity in Need

This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Motherhood, however a very important message and cause that was laid on my heart to write about.

I like to think our family takes pretty good care of our teeth, both flossing and brushing, but with our busy schedules brushing time is often rushed. With such a quick brush and not even a thought of a mouthwash or oral antiseptic {for me specifically} and all the coffee and soft drinks I enjoy, I know my teeth aren’t quite as clean as I would like them to be.

Did you know that there are more germs in your mouth than there are people on earth? That’s right – and believe it or not, even if you brush and floss, you’re likely missing millions of them! In fact, brushing alone misses 75% of your mouth, which is why it’s critical to go that extra step to achieve optimal oral health for yourself and your family.

Recently I headed to my second home Super Target to pick up some items for my Listerine challenge. I found that the Listerine brand carries several products that I never knew about {but I’ll save telling you more about those till my next post}. Luckily, my family and I have the opportunity to be able to take great care of our teeth and in turn our overall health. I know calling oral health and opportunity may sound weird, but there are so many children that don’t have a choice when it comes to oral hygiene.

Surprisingly, oral disease has become the most chronic childhood illness in the U.S. Millions are affected, suffering from various forms of oral disease like tooth decay, and experience pain so severe it affects their ability to eat, sleep and learn. It impacts children of all backgrounds, but especially the millions who are unable to afford access to regular professional care that can help treat these conditions.

Smile Across America with #LISTERINE and MommyB

For every person who posts a “Swish Selfie” to Listerine Brand’s Facebook page, Listerine will make a contribution to help Oral Health America’s Smiles Across America program toward their goal of connecting 210,000 children with needed oral health services in 2014.* Through your support we make a difference in oral health for ourselves, our families and children across the U.S.

*$5.00 will be donated per “selfie” up to a grand total of $64,000.

What are your biggest oral health/hygiene struggles??

“I received a Target gift card to purchase LISTERINE® Brand products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® 21-Day Challenge. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.”

Sleep Apnea and Treatment through Oral Appliance Therapy

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This is a sponsored informational review.

Do you or does someone you know suffer from sleep apnea? In case you’re not familiar, sleep apnea is a common disorder where a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. Currently, more than 12 to 18 million U.S. adults suffer from sleep apnea.

Woman SleepingDepending on the severity, this pause in breathing can vary from a few seconds to a few minutes, and as you can imagine could be very hazardous to one’s health. Sleep apnea is potentially life-threatening condition that can also lead to:

• Congestive heart failure

• Stroke

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease

• Diabetes

• Obesity

• Depression

• Impotence

If you have not been diagnosed, but think you or someone in your family may have sleep apnea signs to look for include loud, frequent and habitual snoring, and breathing that stops abruptly during sleep. You may notice being more tired during the day or not feeling like you got a full night’s rest. Consult a sleep physician if any of the sleep apnea warning signs are present in your household.

One solution for sleep apnea that you may not have heard of is oral appliance therapy or OAT. There are more than 80 different FDA-approved oral appliances and are diagnosed based on the patient’s specific needs.

Myerson - OAT

To understand oral appliance therapy more indepth, Dr. Demko, DMD, president of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine provides a few key details:

Patients interested in OAT should first see a sleep physician to be diagnosed with sleep apnea, if they haven’t already. Once diagnosed, they can then go online to LocalSleepDentist.com to find a dentist in their area who can help treat snoring and sleep apnea.

Oral appliances are very effective in treating sleep apnea because they maintain an open, unobstructed airway for patients. Depending on the patient’s needs, the device will either hold the tongue in place or support the jaw in a forward position to keep the patient’s airway open and provide a more refreshing sleep.

I’ve noticed that many patients find oral appliances more comfortable to sleep with at night and appreciate the ease with which they can travel when using an oral device, as opposed to the larger CPAP units.

Potential side effects of OAT are generally mild in nature and improve within a few weeks. They may include
excessive salivation, muscle and tooth discomfort and occasional joint discomfort. Major adverse effects of OAT
are uncommon but can include slight tooth movement, permanent changes in a patient’s bite, ongoing muscle
soreness or loosening of dental restorations.

AADSM logo_NEWIf someone in your home home exhibits any sleep apnea indicators, be sure to visit localsleepdentist.com to learn more about OAT.

 

 

The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is a non-profit organization of more than 2,800 dental
professionals worldwide that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in their patients. This is a sponsored post, I have not used OAT myself, but encourage whole family health and thought this was good information to pass along.

Ways to Help Children with Canker Sores

Thank you Jack N’ Jill for sending a sample of your product.

Lil’ C is a child who, right before she turned 3 years old, has started to get frequent canker sores. In case you are not familiar with the term, canker sores, are the lesion-type sores inside your mouth that can often cause pain and discomfort, especially during mealtimes.

Canker sores are not contagious, and often the result of genetics. They mostly occur in women in their teens and early 20’s although young children to older adults may get them as well. Diet is also another leading cause of canker sores, some studies say it can signify the lack of enough vitamin B-12 in one’s daily intake.

While we don’t know exactly what is causing our child’s canker sore outbreaks, we do know some things she’s been in contact that contribute to her being more prone to get them, and also the length of time they take to heal. Being a momma, the more I can help her stay comfortable and get less canker sores, the more I am willing to do and research.

Please do keep in mind that I am not a medical professional, only sharing my own personal story with you and recommend before starting any treatment with your own child, whether medical or at home, that you receive approval from your pediatrician.

We try to stay away from anything acidic, which, for Lil’ C, mostly includes citrus, {lemonade, oranges,} and tomato sauces, {pasta dishes, pizza}, although your child may eat more acidic foods, you can find them listed here: www.webmd.com

We also found out that some toothpastes contain a special foaming ingredient known as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), that irritates canker sores and can sometimes be a cause of an outbreak as well. In our search for organic toothpaste that does not contain SLS, we were introduced to Jack N’ Jill Certified Organic toothpaste.

Jack N’ Jill not only has no SLS, but there are no preservatives, and no fluoride. The toothpaste comes in five different Organic Fruit Flavors that smell AND taste good. Believe me, I’ve tried a lot of organic toothpastes, and Jack N’ Jill is one of the few organic toothpastes that tastes good {of course I tried it too!!!} Miss A and Lil’ C agree!!

Jack N' Jill Toothpaste

We highly recommend using Jack N’ Jill to prevent canker sore outbreaks in little ones, but also to promote good oral health, remember to also choose a toothbrush with soft bristles if your child is prone to canker sores!

Hopefully some of the tips in this post will help you if you have a child who suffers from chronic canker sores, but again, please remember, if the outbreaks are frequent consult your pediatrician for medical advice.

 

I received Jack N’ Jill products which helped aid in my canker sore prevention research. The opinions and thoughts in this post are my own, honest words. Your opinions may vary.

My Invisalign Treatment Progress and Refinement Plans

*I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board, I receive complimentary Invisalign treatment, but am posting my own, personal opinions.

MAB BadgeHey there! I love giving tips and talking about Invisalign, but it’s been a little while since I last updated my personal progress, so this post is dedicated to just that.

I’m sitting here Invisalign-less, no attachments, no aligners, nothing, but I’m not done yet. I know it sounds like a riddle, but basically I have finished my initial set of 51 top and bottom aligners and while I can see MUCH improvement in my smile, there is still some fine tuning that will complete my perfect smile. These adjustments are called refinement.

Let’s go back a little. Here’s my last Invisalign progress post: MommyB’s Invisalign Progress. Since the beginning I have been able to watch my smile transform, and even though I don’t have many crooked teeth, my smile was not filling up my mouth. I have enjoyed watching my smile change and even noticing the differences when I brush and especially when I floss my teeth.

My last few trays focused mainly on correcting the overlap of my bottom front teeth. For as long as I can remember those teeth have crossed over, so to feel a much flatter, smoother surface on the back of those teeth is incredible. While I’m not super excited for refinement {to be completely honest}, I am excited about the end results, those results are what compels me to follow my treatment plan and those results are what will encourage me to keep up my dental care after my treatment is completed.

Back to refinement. If you read one of my earlier Invisalign posts, I mentioned the process of impressions, at the time the only option available at the orthodontist were the “goopy” impressions. They weren’t the worst thing in the world, but having a stuffy nose and getting them done didn’t mix well. I have heard a lot of people mention how they hated the process. Fortunately, I have been able to experience both sides of the coin, and with this refinement, was able to have my impressions taken via Invisalign Technology iTero scanner.

After the orthodontist filed down my attachments, scans were taken to be sent to Invisalign to create my refinement trays. {My actual first impressions from January 2012 on the left and a stock image of the iTero scanner in use.}

Invisalign Impressions MommyB

Here are some differences between the two impression techniques:

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  • iTero impressions are cleaner (no goop)
  • iTero takes a few minutes longer
  • iTero has no bad taste
  • iTero gives you opportunities to take a break
  • iTero allows you to rescan in the office right away where the other form of impression may be sent back to the orthodontist and another appointment required
  • iTero technology gives Invisalign a more in-depth look at your teeth and bite

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If I had a choice between the two I would probably choose the iTero scan, mostly because of the quality of impression it gives Invisalign but really, I’m not too picky.

And last but not least, here are a few pictures of my teeth before Invisalign and currently, be warned, lots and lots of pictures of teeth coming up…

Invisalign Progress Collage MommyB

For the next 4 months I’ll be Invisalign-less, but am excited to continue to talk to you about the treatment and my personal progress too. Refinements are normal after the initial Invisalign treatment is done, not everyone has refinements, but it’s also not something to freak out about either.

Do you see the progress?? Which impression method would you choose??

If you think you may be a good candidate or want to improve your smile, take Invisalign’s free smile assessment: HERE.

For more information straight from Invisalign and Invisalign Teen visit their website Invisalign.com and check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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Unique Father’s Day Gift Guide {Giveaway}

This is a sponsored post, however all of the products in this post are products that I feel are great, unique, gift ideas for Father’s Day.

Unique Father's Day Gifts MommyB

 

Looking for gifts that aren’t your run-of-the-mill Father’s Day gifts? You’ve come to the right place. Here are a few, not-so-common Father’s Day gifts that you may consider getting the special dad in your life. Check it out…

Do you have a camouflage loving dad? How about a dad who loves to golf? No matter what dad’s interests are, Cafe Press has unique Father’s Day Gifts for any papa. You can also choose from a variety of mediums like beer mugs, t-shirts, golf balls, water bottles and more!

Here are some of my favorites:

Father's Day Gift Guide Cafe Press MommyB

 

I always love the wide variety of gifts you can purchase on CafePress, my problem is narrowing down the selection, but seriously you’re bound to find something you love on CafePress, check out their Father’s Day gift selection here: www.cafepress.com and pick out something extra just in case you win this giveaway for $25 gift card from CafePress!

Enter by commenting in a separate comment, which item(s) you would buy with the gift card.

*Must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the United States. Giveaway ends 6/10/2013

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As we get older, the things we eat and drink tend to stain our teeth, slowly changing from pearly white to…not so white {to say the least}. It’s important to take care of our smiles and focus on oral hygiene. Give dad the chance to make his smile brilliantly white with smile Brilliant!

This at-home teeth whitening system, not only has proven results, but is super easy to use. Using the LED Teeth Whitening System takes 20 minutes a day {or less depending on the desired results} and is more affordable than in-office whitening at $39.95 plus shipping and handling.

Purchase your smile Brilliant kit to give dad that gleaming smile here: www.smilebrilliant.com and win one for yourself or someone else you love. Comment on one thing that makes you smile for a chance to win a smile Brilliant! LED Teeth Whitening System of your own.

*Must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the United States. Giveaway ends 6/10/2013

flattenme logoLove making crafts or handmade gifts for Dad, but not so crafty?? I fell in love with these flattenme personalized gifts. You can choose to add your child’s face to any of their products, t-shirts, books, wall art, and dad will have a fun keepsake that’s extra special.

Two of my favorite products that make great Father’s Day gifts are the My SuperSomeone books, {of course every daddy wants to be their child’s favorite role model}, and the Owl Always Love You name book, {great for bedtime bonding}.

super Dad book

Pssst, there are only 4 more days to order your flattenme gifts for Father’s Day!!! So head over now and place your order: www.flattenme.com

And for those of you who want to get a t-shirt for your kiddo, flattenme is giving one lucky MommyBKnowsBest reader a chance to win one of their personalized photo t-shirts!! Enter to win by commenting letting me know which shirt you would choose if you won.

*Winner pays the flat rate fee of $3.99 shipping – Must be 18 years or older and be a resident of the United States. Giveaway ends 6/10/2013

Do you know that I love Uncommon Goods? They have some really cool gifts, some are a little on the pricey side, and others are perfect for smaller gifts. Here are three that I found and really loved:

Uncommon Goods Father's Day Gift Ideas MommyB

First is a beer chiller, you can drink and chill your beer at the same time, never drink a drop of warm beer again! To the right is a cool molecular gastronomy set, if he’s into Top Chef or Iron Chef this is the perfect gift for him! And lastly, bottom left, a cool map for the traveling man. He can scratch off places in the world that he’s travelled to, better than push-pins by far!!

Don’t forget if he’s a Sci-Fi fan, take him to see the new Star Trek movie or buy him a couple of movie tickets, DaddyB loved the movie in the theater and highly recommends seeing it!

 

Winners!!! Cafepress: Alaine, Smile Brilliant!: Krys Davis, FlattenMe: Michelle P.

 

Thank you to the companies who participated in this Father’s Day Gift Guide and contributed product for placement. 

Invisalign, Not Just for Crooked Teeth

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Are you one of the people who think that Invisalign is only for straightening teeth. I’ve even heard people say, “Yeah, Invisalign can fix crooked teeth, but not really crooked teeth right??” And to that I say, “wrong and wrong”.

When I went to Invisalign Headquarters last year I learned so much about the technology of the Invisalign program and products that even some of my own misconceptions were dispelled.

I thought to myself, “sure I have a few crooked teeth and thought Invisalign would be great to correct those issues of my overcrowding as I get older”, but little did I know Invisalign works in many other ways, and I’m living proof.

Did you know that Invisalign works for correcting:

  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Overcrowding
  • Openbite
  • Spacing Issues
  • General Straightening

Again, for me, I knew I had a few crooked teeth that could use some adjusting, but I didn’t realize my smile wasn’t as full as it could have been, and is now becoming due to my use of the Invisalign system. In my progress picture you can see the difference where my back teeth are starting to fill up my smile rather than there being a sinking space. Totally cool right?!?!

Invisalign Progress Smile

I encourage you to take a look in the mirror and consider if you want a healthier smile (straight teeth have health benefits too!!). If you think you may be a good candidate or want to improve your smile, take Invisalign’s free smile assessment: HERE.

For more information straight from Invisalign and Invisalign Teen visit their website Invisalign.com and check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

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*I am a member of the Invisalign Mom Advisory Board, I receive complimentary Invisalign treatment, but am posting my own, personal opinions.