*Today’s blog post is sponsored by Crest. All opinions are my own.*
Every year, as the holidays steam roll people’s willpower, we start hearing people talking about health and weight loss and physical fitness.
Everyone begins making plans to work off the 60 pounds of sweet treats and home cookin’ we devoured the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Nothing to beat yourself up about, we all hit that slippery slope into comfort food overload from time to time no matter that we know it’s wrong and that we’ll probably regret it.
Come January 1, the gym is so packed you can barely get through the doorway because everyone is halfway committed to binge exercising until they can stretch their pants comfy again.
But, what about your teeth?!
If your waistline is blooming and your thighs are booming, it stands to reason your molars are probably under attack too. I mean the food had to pass right by them on its express lane to your booty, right?
Unfortunately, teeth don’t work like waistlines –you can’t treat them badly and expect them to bounce back once you’re into healthy eating again. Once you get a cavity, it can only go in on direction: down.
That means, oral hygiene is all about protection and prevention.
We use Crest ProHealth to protect our teeth and keep them healthy. It is the only toothpaste accepted by the American Dental Association to treat plaque, gingivitis, cavities, sensitivity, and tartar. It also whitens, freshens breath, and strengthens enamel.
You may not be able to eat all of the holiday goodies and keep the extra pounds off, but with proper mouth hygiene and a protective toothpaste like Crest ProHealth, you can keep your teeth healthy.
Pro Tip: Be sure to check out your 11/25 Sunday papers to find a $2-off coupon on Crest products at Target!
It’s normal to treat yourself during the holiday season, it’s just important to also treat your teeth while you’re at it.
My food weakness is 100% cookies, preferably of the fresh baked variety.
I could eat them exclusively.
In fact, I once tried the cookie diet. Turns out, you can’t just bake stacks on stacks of chocolate chip cookies and smash them whenever you want. You have to eat a certain type of cookie. The type that tastes more like a protein infused buckwheat, low-cal substitute for the moist, delicious fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip goodness I’m used to.
It was a fail and I will not be eating anything like that this holiday season.
In fact, I’ve already started compiling a list of the cookie recipes we’re going to bake. Don’t worry, none of them taste like buckwheat, and I’m plenty happy to share.
Check out this post to get all of the holiday cookie recipes you’ll need this year: 10 Christmas Cookie Recipes You Need to Try This Christmas