Monday 2 December 2013

Oral B Gum Health Ambassador article

Look what came through the post for me- YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

A pamper package. 
I don’t really get presents these days.

Apart from the odd parcel from e-bay. 

But that doesn’t really count as I’ve bought the stuff myself. 

And nine times out of ten it either stinks of fags when it turns up or I can’t squeeze into it.
But I digress.

The pamper package.

So Oral B were looking for Gum Health Ambassadors who were also pregnant, and I was like, herrrr hummm, *clears throat, sticks out gut*, ‘PICK ME!’
And they did.
So not only did I get the brilliant box of stuff through the post, but I also get to call myself Ambassador of something, which I’m delighted about as it feels a bit ferrero rocher.

They sent me some lovely posh stuff like Olay Total effects face cream, Max Factor false lash effect mascara and some Panetene Pro v hair moisturiser- all which was really thoughtful, especially as my face looks like it needs ironing and my hair feels like straw at the moment.
But the pièce de résistance was the most all singing all dancing electric toothbrush I’ve ever seen.

Now, I know it isn’t by chance that I’ve been sent this box of treats.
It’s because I’m pregnant, and basically your gums and teeth go to pot, along with the rest of your body when expecting. 

I’m talking bleeding gums, wobbly teeth; the works. 

Lovely stuff.

I've been to the dentist since becoming pregnant and he said my gums looked red and inflamed, and that I needed to take extra care throughout the rest of my pregnancy.

So anything to help with that is pretty fab with me. 

But this toothbrush is something else. The Oral B Triumph 5000 toothbrush has WiFi. 

We only got WiFi in our flat last year, and now I own a toothbrush that is connected via airwaves to a digital clock that not only tells me how long I’ve been brushing my teeth for, but what setting it’s on.

There are certain things you can’t control while pregnant- people asking if the midwife’s definitely got your dates right, for example.

And there are things you can.
Like looking after your gums.

I didn’t realise that between 50%-70% of women develop gum problems sometime during their pregnancy. 

To be honest, that’s one more thing I can live without. I’ve never been a size 8, or have hair you can swoosh like a Timotei advert, but I’ve always had good teeth.

And, as my grandma used to say, your teeth are your shop window. 

Not all that sure what she meant, but I went to school with a boy who only had three teeth and it was, without exception, the way you would describe him, even now.
Gum disease and crumbly teeth during pregnancy are just another headache you really don’t need.

So I’m definitely up for doing anything I can to help prevent that.
I’ve only been using my wowzer toothbrush for a week, but my teeth do feel different. Probably the first time they’ve been properly clean in about a decade. And my gums aren’t bleeding as much as they were. 

Still a bit grim, but less horror film esque.

I’ll keep you posted, but for the meantime I’m going to attempt to use all my pamper products tonight and see if it makes me look a little less Marilyn Manson 

and a little more Marilyn Monroe.

* For more info about gum health visit

PS- normal blog resumes next Sunday! x


  1. Thanks for your article about Oral B Gum Health Ambassador. This is look like a best toothbrush i have ever seen.

  2. Wasn’t it great to receive free stuff and be chosen as an ambassador? Anyway, the toothbrush with a Wi-Fi installed is really helpful. It makes it convenient for you to proceed with your brushing routine, as it also works as a reminder. Anyway, thank you for your effort to help spread awareness among pregnant women on taking care of their teeth. All the best!

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  3. Toothbrush head design is very important. Find one that works for you. You want to have the bristles angled towards the gumline and the bristles should gently contact the gumline.

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