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?

Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review/feature.  This is a sponsored post but all opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.



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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Disclaimer:  The product(s) mentioned in this post were sent to me for review and consideration.  All opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  I was not paid to provide this review for you.  This product sent compliments of iFabbo and Foreo.