I love to smile. One of my favorite photos of how much I like to smile is one my husband (then boyfriend) and I took at a wedding (look below). It ended up being our wedding announcement. But I have an admission to make when it comes to my smile now: I haven’t been to the dentist in more than two years. What’s worse? Sometimes I fall asleep before I get a chance to brush my teeth. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to take part in a “Two Week Colgate Total Advanced Challenge” to use the products and improve my dental health.
Before I begin the challenge tonight, I called my dentist and made an appointment for an exam and cleaning. Why haven’t I been there in two years? Something always seemed to come up. It was lingering in the back of my mind, got pushed to the end of my to-do list and never got done. I know I’ll probably need a little dental work done once the exam is over. So I’m already preparing to juggle my calendar to squeeze in those appointments before my husband goes to work or while A.J. is in summer camp. We are not traveling for the the 4th of July, so I’m headed to the dentist on the third. Please remind me of this appointment and encourage me not to reschedule it.
I created a Google+ album of my shopping experience at Walgreens as I got prepared for the two week challenge. Thanks to some great Colgate coupons and Walgreens Balance Rewards I purchased Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste, a new 360 toothbrush and Total Advanced Mouthwash.
I took A.J. to the store with me to get my shopping done, plus my husband needed some alone time at home so he could work out.
I know the two week Colgate Total Advanced Challenge won’t fix some of the tooth decay I may have suffered over the last two years. But I’m hoping it will inspire me to start healthier habits when it comes to my teeth. Check out the Mommy Talk Show Instagram stream because I’ll show my before/after photos of my teeth once the challenge is over.
Am I the only mom who’s skipped a dental appointment or two because of a crazy schedule?
How can we make ourselves and our own health a bigger priority?