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Here's the thing: I'm a little obsessed with my teeth. Obviously I brush several times a day but I also floss at least once each day. I go to the dentist for a cleaning every 4 months. That's three times a year. One of which I pay for out of my pocket because, as I'm sure you know, insurance only covers 2 cleanings per year. When I was 20, I had to have a little surgery on my gums. My dentist said there were many possible reasons for this happening, one of which was "overzealous brushing" believe you me, my siblings and parents still make fun of me for that to this day. (I remind them each and every time that there were several other possible reasons for the problem, overzealous brushing was merely one of the possibilities!)
All this is background for the fact that, as you might imagine, I'm a tad bit picky about my dental products. Specifically, tooth paste. And so for today's edition of Favorite Things Friday, I bring you my preferred brand of toothpaste: Arm & Hammer Dental Care.
Now, you might see the word "baking soda" on the package and think "gritty." I assure you, you would be wrong. The great thing about this product is that their wide range of varieties ensures there is an Arm & Hammer for everyone--smooth green gel, basic white paste, etc. My newest favorite, though sometimes hard to find in stores, is Arm & Hammer Age Defying. No matter which variety I choose, Arm & Hammer always leaves my teeth feeling incredibly clean and my breath fresh.
Please note: Abel does not share this preference with me. He, in fact, hates this toothpaste. And, since Lucas can't have fluoride toothpaste yet, there are three--THREE!--different toothpastes in our very small medicine cabinet. One of those, however, is always Arm & Hammer!