i’m really excited about today’s post because i’m talking all about teeth and this is a topic i’m obsessed with! it’s also a topic i get asked about a lot, so i’m partnering with quip, who makes quite possibly the prettiest electric toothbrush on the market, while also being my favorite one as well, and answering some of your big teeth questions!
a question that seems to pop up on occasionally on my social media these days is if i have fake teeth, or veneers. i do not, my teeth are my own teeth and personally, i really love them! even if they are big and my bottom row is slightly crooked! (never loved wearing my retainer after my braces days in high school.) i think what makes a beautiful smile is the person behind it being confident in showing it off! several years ago, some readers made a bunch of comments on one of my posts making fun of how big my teeth were and kept referring to them as horse teeth and how i should try to find a way to smile without opening my mouth because apparently it was really bothering them, or supposedly everyone. having been in this blogging world for almost 11 years now though, i pride myself in not letting stupid comments or opinions like that get to me, but for some reason, those comments about my smile took a few days to really shake. i guess before that, i hadn’t ever really thought about the size of my teeth or my smile in general, and suddenly i was like, wait, do i really bother people because of the size of my teeth!? big teeth, little teeth, whatever size of teeth, gosh guys, your smile is yours and it’s freaking beautiful!!
i’ve worked really hard over the years to take care of my teeth. fortunately, i haven’t ever had a cavity, but i do have a receding gum issue that shows up from time to time if i’m not properly taking care of it (and brushing too hard and too high which is my downfall). over the years, i’ve tried several types of toothbrushes, including some electric toothbrushes, some of which have irritated my gums. while i admit the first thing that drew me to quip was how absolutely beautiful the toothbrush appeared (that copper metal color!), it was the soft nylon round-tip bristles and gentle vibration while using it that sold me, since it’s softer on my gums but still gets the job done. i also like that it doesn’t have a big bulky wire charger but instead runs on a small AAA battery. (you don’t have to worry about replacing the battery because quip sends a fresh battery and brush heads every 3 months for $5, so that the brush is always in good shape and powered up.) a couple of other things i like are that every brush comes with a small travel-ready holder that also suctions to the tile or mirror in your bathroom when you’re at home.
when it comes to keeping my teeth white, i have used professional whitening trays from my dentist (although currently on a break from them since i’m pregnant). i don’t know how much it matters, but i don’t drink red wine or coffee or darker caffeinated drinks either, which sometimes can lead to staining. i try to floss, but to be completely honest, that doesn’t happen every day like it’s supposed to! it’s a goal of mine to be better about.
and one tip to remember is to take extra care of your teeth while you’re pregnant! it’s important to stay in touch with your dentist throughout pregnancy to make sure everything is ok and you don’t get any complications.
i really do think what makes the most beautiful of smiles is the person behind it being a happy and confident person who doesn’t mind showing theirs off.
nothing makes my day more than seeing my three kiddos smiling their faces off as they go about their day, and i hope they always feel confident to just smile away forever and ever!