I have many and varied body issues. I wish this weren’t the case but it just is.
Like most women, it’s SO easy to stare into the mirror each morning and be a little on the critical side of what’s reflected back at you.
Sometimes complete denial works for me too. You know, as in, greasy hair, what greasy hair? No time. Just jump in the shower for a quick wash, why don’t you? (This is an actual internal conversation I have with myself on a semi-regular basis. Nina, much?)
In all those mirror conversations, there is one thing I’ve never had an issue with. My teeth.
Well, except that time in Year 10 when I still had gaps where adult teeth should be due to being a late (tooth) loser.
I remember a boss telling me in my early 20s that even if work sucked that day or if a boy was being mean to me, at least I had good teeth.
The first time he mentioned this, it caught me by surprise. The second time, I decided to “own” my teeth.
Yes, they are freaking good. They are.
For starters, NOT one filling. I know, what am I missing out on? Don’t hate me.
For seconders, NO orthodontic work has ever been required. Despite this, they are straight. Damn straight.
Should I stop skiting now?
In truth, I think I owe it all to good teeth genes. I go to the dentist
every 12 months when I remember. He tells me I should be flossing regularly, I nod my head and forget said instruction quicker than the time it takes for my health insurance card to be swiped through the HICAP machine.
What my dentist did tell me 10 years ago – and something that I did listen to and act on – was that my teeth are sensitive … and that they need a helping hand with such sensitivity.
I was like a mad woman possessed. I had to protect my “good” teeth.
So I bought Sensodyne toothpaste to deal with those sensitivities, laughed at myself and my “old woman” teeth*, and have been buying and laughing ever since.
Which is why I’m very excited to announce that my favourite toothpaste – Sensdoyne – has come on board to sponsor me to BlogHer ’12 (the world’s biggest female blogging conference – 3000 women in one room!) in New York.
I know, I’m beyond excited. First time in the US. First time in NYC.
I’m incredibly grateful for Sensodyne’s support, which will enable me to concentrate on being a bloggie sponge, learning as much as a possibly can to bring home to share here with you, without worrying about Mr Styling You’s reaction to opening September’s credit card statement 😉
Stay tuned for plenty of cheesy smiling teeth photos from all around New York …
Do you like your teeth? Do you have teeth issues? Do you need a sensitive toothpaste like me?
* I have since learned that it’s not necessarily my advancing years that have been contributing to my teeth sensitivity. Your teeth become sensitive when the “dentine” (or soft, inner core of the tooth) is exposed. The dentine can be exposed by acid erosion (softdrinks and juices can cause this) or gum recession from over-enthusiastic brushing.