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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

healthy teeth are happy teeth (& radius toothbrush giveaway)

I was cursed with bad teeth.  Despite daily brushing, every time I go to the dentist, without fail, I have at least one cavity, and usually two or three.  My last visit, three weeks ago, I had seven.  Seven cavities.  I didn't even know I had that many teeth left to get cavities in.   Evidently you can get cavities in teeth that already have them.  Who knew?  Dentists, I guess.  I hate dentists.

After this last visit, during which I was subjected to a "gum exam" and given a 20 minute lecture on the importance of flossing to prevent gum disease, I arrived home determined to do more to turn my oral health around.  I wouldn't say I was inspired so much as chagrined.   I really don't ever want to have to sit through another lecture.

As fate would have it, the very next day I received an email from a very nice representative from Radius Toothbrush, wondering if I would like to try out their oral care products and do a giveaway on my blog.  Knowing that I could use all the help and inspiration I can get, I agreed, because, frankly, their recycled handle toothbrushes--made from wood, flax, or money--were pretty cool looking and cranberry silk floss sounded so much better than the plain old stuff sitting in my drawer at home.

I am a devout electric toothbrush user, so despite how pretty, I was very skeptical that a manual toothbrush would do the trick.  I was pleasantly surprised.  The curvy handle was very comfortable to hold, and the wide brush did a great job cleaning both my top and bottom teeth at the same time.  Two weeks later, I am still drawn to it each morning and my poor (free) Oral-B Vitality toothbrush is just sitting there.  The floss is very nice too and doesn't peel at all, one of the most annoying features of regular floss.

But since this is 30 days of Holiday Cheer, you knew there had to be a giveaway coming!   One lucky reader will win the same two products pictured above--a Source Toothbrush and Natural Silk Cranberry Floss--and get some very happy teeth.

Here is how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:

-Visit Radius Toothbrush and leave a comment below telling me what product you like best. (1 entry)

Optional Bonus Entries:

Become a follower of Living Well, Spending Less via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs, or RSS feed.  Leave a separate comment below to tell me how you are following. (1 entry)

-"Like" Living Well, Spending Less on Facebook.  Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)

-Follow me on Twitter.  Leave a separate comment below. (1 entry)

-Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter or post it on your Facebook wall.  Leave 3 separate comments below. (3 entries)

-Post a link on your blog to this giveaway.  Leave 3 separate comments below.   (3 entries)

Entries for this giveaway will be accepted through Tuesday, December 7th, and I will draw a winner at random using Random.Org on Wednesday, December 8th.


  1. I like the Source toothbrush that you only replace the head.. reduces waste and very cool looking too!

  2. I LOVE the kids toothbrush! It seems like it would have the perfect handle for my kiddos little hand!

  3. I like the Pure Baby toothbrush, as I should definitely purchase one for my little one. I also like the Intelligent brushes, though I would love the timer on the childrens' brushes.

  4. Oh I hear ya! I don't have a TON of cavities, but I despise going to the dentist. I'm sure they're really nice people, generally speaking (we have a friend who is a dentist - standup guy!)....but I just DON'T like going. I've got white knuckles during a *cleaning*! lol

    I like the idea of the intelligent brushes - all that technology in one little toothbrush, lol! I wish they had kiddo ones with timers though - MUCH needed!

    Happy flossing! ;-)

  5. Checked out the site and the intelligent toothbrush looks amazing!

  6. Love the source toothbrush with replaceable head and recycled handle - looks sleek and modern, too!

  7. So pleased to read some interesting tips in order to have a healthy set of teeth. Glad that you have shared this updates.


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