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As a mom of three boys, I find myself doing the best I can to ensure they get everything they need, while I tend to cut corners on personal things for me.  Let’s take, say… Specialty Tea for example.  I buy the cheaper stuff so the boys can get the things they want and need.  Honestly, after doing it for so long, I kind of forget that I’m even doing so.  With the boys back to school, I realized that I needed to take the extra few minutes to pamper myself a little more.  Whether that means that I’m able to spritz on a little perfume before running out the door, combing my hair before I leave the house, or just getting some great teeth cleaning without feeling the need to rush.  I think there is definitely room for me in this equation of busy days.  So, I figured I would start small, like selecting a toothpaste and floss that would give me that “fresh and clean” feel while also providing me with the confidence and bright smile when I need that little beauty pick me up.  Today, I introduce you to Rembrandt and Plackers.

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I’m sure most if not all of you have heard of these two brands.  It’s been years since I’ve used Rembrandt toothpaste, but I use Plackers consistently to floss my teeth and they are the perfect little tool to take with you on the go.  It may seem like toothpaste and dental floss are not the “treat yourself” kind of package, but to me… knowing that I can remove stains, restore my enamel, get whiter teeth and clean between my gums, all without having to take more than a couple of minutes out of my day… well, that make me a Happy Honey.

Rembrandt products are found at most stores and are reasonably priced.  The Rembrandt Deeply White + Peroxide Toothpaste has helped to whiten my smile and doing so all from the inside out.  It helps to restore my teeth enamel and is specially formulated with a rapid-release peroxide ingredient that starts working immediately on contact for visibly whiter teeth.  As someone who photographed weddings in the past, I can tell you that this is definitely a toothpaste worth looking into prior to your big day to show off your pearly whites.  And as a busy mom, I love that this works quickly so that I don’t have to sit there and fuss with trays and gels and all that other stuff.  I still have all that time I can use to spend with my sons.

Retail: $6.99

  • Rapid-release peroxide starts working on contact to visibly whiten deep stains inside teeth
  • Fresh mint whitening toothpaste leaves your mouth feeling clean and invigorated
  • Sodium fluoride strengthens teeth by restoring tooth enamel

The Rembrandt Intense Stain Toothpaste has also been a must-have for me lately.  While I don’t drink coffee any longer I find that I still have the remnants of stains left behind on my teeth.  This particular toothpaste polishes away stains while whitening your teeth.  It’s the perfect daily use teeth whitening toothpaste and is formulated to remove tough stains while actively restoring and strengthening the tooth enamel.

Retail:  $6.99

  • Micro-polishers help to remove surface stains while tetrapotassium pyrophosphate helps prevent future buildup
  • Special formula fights tough stains like red wine, berries, coffee and tobacco
  • Removes and prevents stains while restoring tooth enamel

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Of course, great teeth not only come with awesome toothpaste but a great floss.  The Plackers Micro Mint Flossers are just the thing to easily remove food particles between your teeth.  Plackers Micro Mint Flossers come in a cool mint flavor and give you an immediate fresh feeling while allowing you to keep your smile clean and bright.

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The flossers are made with Super TufFloss that doesn’t stretch, shred or snap and the pick is protected and can be folded away when not in use.  This is my go-to floss to take on the go because it fits easily into my purse with my other “on-the-go” items and I don’t have to worry about poking myself when reaching into my bag.

Retail:  Between $4.00 – $8.00 depending on the quantity in the package and where you buy it from.

Whether you are looking for a new selection of dental products like tooth paste or floss or just want to try something different, I definitely suggest checking out Rembrandt and Plackers.  They are the perfect treats for your smile and can be found at most stores at reasonable and affordable costs.  So, how about you, do you have a favorite toothpaste or floss?  Have you tried any of these that I mentioned before and if so, what are your thoughts?


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When it comes to cleaning my teeth, I’m kind of a nut… I find absolute pleasure in brushing and flossing my teeth and while I don’t have the world’s most perfect or whitest teeth, I know they are clean.  I’m always trying new teeth cleaning products so I was very excited to get the opportunity to try the CloSYS Oral Health System for myself and see how it worked for me.  Today I’ll be sharing with you my thoughts on the products I got to try and let you know how it worked for me.

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The CloSYS Oral Health System is comprised of Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinses (flavored or unflavored), CloSYS “Silver” a fluoride rinse, CloSYS Toothpaste (available with fluoride or fluoride-free), and CloSYS Fresh Breath Oral Spray.  CloSYS products contain Cloralstan (trade name for stabilized chlorine dioxide) which is formulated and patented to maintain oral wellness.  Clorolstan impedes plaque formation, oxidizes volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs) and kills harmful bacteria that irritate gums and cause bad breath while maintaining a healthy oral environment.

So what is Cloralstan and how is it activated?

Cloralstan is a buffered, water based solution that contains chlorine dioxide gas in sodium chlorite…  I know it’s a lot of scientific language and stuff, so hang in there and I’ll try to explain it the best I can.  When Cloralstan is introduced into the mouth, the solution is naturally activated by the amino acids in your saliva, creating a small and very safe amount of chlorine dioxide.  Cloralstan is also activated by motion, such as brush or swishing.  Once it is released, Chloralstan kills the bacteria associated with the build-up of plaque and kills the pro-inflammatory infectious bacteria that are associated with gum disease and host of systemic diseases as well.

Is Chlorine dioxide safe to use?

Chlorine dioxide sounds a bit scary and I’m sure you’re wondering if it is safe.  Key components of stabilized chlorine dioxide – chlorine dioxide and chlorite, are used to purify drinking water and sanitize food, and as a result the safety of these compounds have been extensively studied by researchers and documented by the US Government.  The amount of stabilized chlorine dioxide in CloSYS products are within the limits observed as safe in these studies, so while it sounds a bit freaky, it actually won’t harm you and will help you and your teeth.

Since I’m such a crazed nut when it comes to cleaning my teeth, this system has been so beneficial over the couple of months so I just had to share it with all of you.  So let’s chit chat about each product and discuss how it has worked for me.

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The CloSYS Alcohol-Free Oral Health Rinse retails for about $10 for the 32 fl.oz. which is a steal considering the amount you get.  This mouth rinse is non-irritating so it’s perfect for sensitive mouths like mine and you can decide to control the flavor of your rinse as it comes unflavored (the one I have does, but they now have a flavored option available) and you can add some flavor to the unflavored rinse by putting a few drops of the Flavor Control dropper which includes natural peppermint oil (included) so you can decide on the amount you want.

To use the mouth wash, simple rinse your mouth for at least 30 seconds with 1/2 oz. (2 full caps) of the health rinse.  Spit out the remainder, do not swallow it.  The unflavored version is really not that bad but I prefer to put in a drop of the peppermint oil to add a little flavor.  After using this mouth rinse I noticed my mouth feels squeaky clean – which is exactly how I like it to be.  My breath smells clean and fresh and I just love that my teeth feel so clean for the entire day.

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The CloSYS Sulfate-Free Fluoride Toothpaste (clean mint) has been a great addition to my oral health routine and retails for about $7.00 for a 3.4oz tube.  It tastes like any toothpaste would and I like how my teeth felt and how clean it was after just the first use.  This toothpaste is formulated to kill 99.9% of germs that cause bad breath, dissove unwanted compounds and reduce harmful bacteria in your mouth for a noticeably cleaner and fresher mouth.  I have replaced my normal tooth paste with this one from CloSYS and have really enjoyed it.

This toothpaste has a sulfate-free formula that is non-irritating and is anti-plaque and anti-cavity.  It helps eliminate your bad breath and has a gentle low abrasion formula and it is also pH balanced.  After using this for a few months, I noticed my teeth are not as sensitive as they used to be and I like how clean my teeth feel immediately after brushing and overtime.

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The CloSYS Fresh Breath Oral Spray has been a handy dandy thing to have on hand.  Retailing for $2.00 for a 0.25 fl.oz. spray, you get a lot of product and it’s perfect for on the go and to throw in the purse.  I’ve been enjoying this product specifically because I don’t chew gum as often and this has been nice to use while I’m out and about.  The minty fresh flavor keeps my breath smelling good and feeling good all day long.  Just like it’s other tooth brushing counterparts, it is pH balanced and it’s also sugar free and a non-aerosol spray.

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The CloSYS Toothbrushes come in a 2 pack for $3.00 and are comfortable to grip while brushing, soft enough to clean your teeth without any abrasion but still firm enough to get down and in the dirty.  I like it and it’s an affordable cost considering what you find on the market today.

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The Tongue Cleaner is also a great addition to your oral cleaning arsenal.  I used it to gently scrape any of the white coating from my tongue.  It was easy to use and definitely did the job at hand that it was needed for.  You can pick up the 12 pack for $19.99 or get it as a part of a set with the One Month Fluoride or Fluoride-Free Kit for $24.99 (includes the mouth rinse, tooth paste, breath spray, tooth brush and this tongue cleaner).

I have been really enjoying the CloSYS Teeth Cleaning System.  My teeth feel good, clean and I really enjoy the price point.  I especially enjoy a good clean that doesn’t cause my mouth to have any type of sensitivities.  CloSYS can be purchased at some of my local stores like Walmart, Walgreens & CVS and I can also order it online at CloSYS.com or on Amazon.  There are various stores that you can find this teeth system through out the US as well.  While I haven’t noticed much in the whitening area and still use my current whitening routine, I do notice how clean my teeth feel and enjoy the fact that they are not as sensitive as they usually are.  I have taken this set to my dentist prior to use and he says that it’s a pretty good brand and perfect for sensitive teeth.

Overall – I think it’s worth checking out considering the price point.  For just $25.00 you can try out all of the items I listed and discussed above in my post and try the whole set for yourself.  If you are someone who has sensitive teeth like I do and are looking for an affordable alternative, I definitely say to give these a try or take it to your dentist and ask him about it for yourself.

Have you heard or seen of CloSYS products before?  If so, what are your thoughts on them? Have you tried them?  Do you think you’ll give it a go if you haven’t?

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When it comes to my teeth (or the hubs or boys), I am constantly trying to stay on top of my game in cleaning and maintenance.  As a child, I always remembered my Dentist talking about how important it was to stay on top of those chompers and it stuck with me.  Between bi-yearly dentist visits for the family and good cleaning and flossing habits, I think we do pretty well.  I’m always intrigued with new gadgets on the market today that offer great results and recently I was given the opportunity to try the ISSA by Foreo toothbrush.  It’s been over a month since I started using this toothbrush and I wanted to share my thoughts with all of you.

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The ISSA by Foreo is a new type of toothbrush that uses silicone bristles with pulsation technology for both cleaning and gum massage.  Similar to their face cleaning tool – the LUNA, I was intrigued by the concept and couldn’t wait to test it out.  The ISSA is ultra-hygienic with a nonporous silicone brush that is gentler and more hygienic than a standard nylon toothbrush which can be abrasive on the gums and harbor bacteria.  And, unlike other electronic toothbrushes on the market – you need only change out your brush head once a year and charge every 6 months or so.

The ISSA is available in four very cool and awesome colors and retails for $199 and there is also a mini version that can be used for kids which retails for $119.  Each replacement brush head is $24.90 – but as I mentioned before, you need only replace your brush head once a year.  You can find all of these and the descriptions at Foreo.com.

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So how did the ISSA work for me?  Well, I naturally gravitate to the more soft bristle brush because I have sensitive gums and teeth.  But, I’m one of those people that will brush my teeth like a mad woman until they feel extra clean and squeaky.  With that said, I think the concept of the ISSA is interesting and works well and while I have been enjoying this product particularly for massaging my sensitive gums, when it comes to cleaning my teeth, I feel like I could use a little extra something.  Since I switch back and forth between a manual and electric toothbrush for my teeth care, I found that the ISSA did not get into the tighter areas that my teeth have to get them clean.  However, with all of that said, I still think my gums truly love this product.  It offers a pulsating but gentle massage on my gums that I really don’t get with a regular toothbrush and after visiting my dentist two weeks ago, she agreed that my gums were looking happy.

The bristles are a little longer than what I am used to – so I felt like there was not enough pressure on my actual teeth to get the clean I had desired, but nonetheless, this product has still made a difference in my gums, so I have been enjoying it and use it in combination with other products as a part of my teeth cleaning routine.  After trying this product now for over a month, I can say that while it cannot be a stand-alone tooth brush for me, I will still enjoy using it for my gum massage and while it does get my teeth clean, I just need a little more firmness to get that squeaky clean I love.

If you can afford the price point of this product and have sensitive teeth or gums – you may enjoy this toothbrush because it is very gentle on my teeth.  However, if you are someone that loves a good scrub a dub and wants their tooth brush to get into every crevice and cavity – you may want to stick with a traditional toothbrush.  Nonetheless, I’m glad I had a chance to try the ISSA by Foreo because my gums seriously love me now.

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