Posted October 6, 2014 by Amy in Family Fiends

Colgate Enamel Health Review


Banish scary mouths this Halloween season with the new Enamel Health line from Colgate.

Candy – it’s everywhere, dude. From gummy mummies to chocolate bats, there’s delicious candy everywhere you look right now. Yay! Unfortunately, all that sweet stuff isn’t exactly great for your smile, and the last thing you want is for your pearly whites to look like the centerpiece from your zombie costume. So what to do? Well, you can just say no to candy and yes to carrot sticks, but we all know that ain’t gonna happen. So why not try a new type of oral care that promises to banish the bad stuff and make your teeth stronger in the process.

So how does it work? As you probably know, the enamel on your teeth acts a bit like armor, protecting you from all those icky germs that want to wreak havoc with your smile. Unfortunately, if you don’t take proper care of it, your enamel starts to break down, leaving you vulnerable to cavities (ouch!). What’s really cool about the new Enamel Health toothpaste is that it actually helps replenish the calcium in your teeth. It also polishes them up nice and smooth, which makes it harder for those germs to stick to your teeth. That’s a one-two punch that should really help keep cavities at bay. If you like, you can also choose the whitening formula, which will shine up your smile at the same time.

It’s a great concept – why just clean your smile, when you can strengthen it too? Of course, your oral health regime is only as good as the brush you use. That’s one place you really don’t want to cheap out on (trust me, you’ll pay for it later). There are a lot of toothbrushes on the market, and all of them with their own gimmicks promising to make your smile shine. What it really boils down to, though, is finding a brush that will help you clean as much of your mouth as possible. If your toothbrush isn’t properly designed for your mouth, you end up scrubbing away without really getting anything clean.

The Enamel Health Sensitive toothbrush is designed to work with the toothpaste to achieve maximum clean for your mouth. For those of us with a sensitive smile, the brushes are way softer than your average brush (48% softer, in fact). Of course, the main problem with a softer toothbrush is that it can be hard to actually get anything clean with it. That problem has been solved with a really cool design. The backside of the toothbrush has rubbery bristles that work to clean your mouth and gums as you polish up your teeth. The brush head itself has three circular sets of bristles that actually wrap around your teeth as you brush, making for a healthy and clean smile.

Whether you’re going door to door yourself, or handing out candy by the bucketsful, chances are the sweet stuff is hitting your mouth this Halloween season. Finding the right tooth care items will make sure you won’t pay for that later. We found the Enamel Health toothpaste and toothbrush from Colgate performed as promised, making for a clean smile without damaging sensitive teeth and gums.


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