Showing posts with label oral care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label oral care. Show all posts

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Listen Carefully: Dad does NOT want another Tie! + Wanna see a picture of 'Papa Butterfly'? #OralBDads #ad

Thanks to Oral-B for sponsoring this post. Don't forget to head to Target for pre-Father's Day savings on Oral-B electric toothbrushes!

Half of my good looks come from the happy man in the photo! 'Papa Butterfly' or more like 'Papi' to me, was a handsome man with a beautiful smile. He was meticulous about his appearance, and I do mean meticulous.

Dad was definitely a coffee drinker, but despite not missing his morning 'cafecito', he had the most pearly white teeth! Thankfully I inherited his strong pearly white teeth and NOT his love for coffee! My Dad had a very magnetic personality, he was definitely a 'life of the party' person who drew people to him, he had a great smile and a great laugh, to say I miss him dearly would be an understatement.

I do know if he were still here with me, the one thing I would not get him is a tie! Not that he didn't wear them, he did, but the older you get the more you understand how much seeing a tie must makes mens hair stand on end. As a former Special Ed Teacher, Apples do for me what ties do for men, make me cringe! I have a strong feeling men say about ties what teacher's say about apples, if I had a dollar for every.....(I think you can fill that in!)

I get what drew mom and dad together, they both are happy spirits and are both incredibly generous with those they love. They loved giving gifts, and loved that moment when they could see the reaction the recipient had to their gifts. It's something I definitely inherited from them. I love giving gifts and much like them, care about every detail of the gift, including the packaging and presentation.

Another trait my parents share is practicality, while they love being super generous to those they love, they are not always as comfortable being on the receiving end of what they deem an extravagant gift. Which sometimes make shopping for them harder. I for one normally avoid gifts I consider 'practical' it's mostly because I don't like getting them. I guess the saying really is true that we tend to give the gifts we actually want to receive. Which is why I do have a tendency to go over the top a bit.

While I didn't get as much time with my Dad as I would have liked, the one thing that I know holds true about most men, is they hate shopping for mostly everything but Electronics or Auto (and actually I'm a lot like that too so I'm not sure what that says about me!), so if you can get Dad something that knocks a to-do off his list that he doesn't like doing and is also a bit 'techy', why not get it for him?

Oral-B® Deep Sweep 1000
Oral-B® Deep Sweep 1000

About Oral-B® Deep Sweep 1000

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Removes up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual toothbrush (You do know that Plaque and Gum Disease affect your health right? Heart Disease and Dementia have long been considered a result of poor oral health!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Deep-sweep motion sweeps away plaque, keeping your mouth feeling fresh.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Electric, rechargeable brush designed to give you triple-cleaning action.

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Unique Brush Head Design with 3 Cleaning Zones

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Superior Plaque removal, plus helps to prevent AND reverse gingivitis

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - 40,000 pulsations and 8,800 sweeps per minute

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Made by Oral-B, the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide

Oral-B® Professional™ Care 3D White 1000 (only available at Target)
Oral-B® Professional™ Care 3D White 1000 (only available at Target)

About Oral-B® Professional™ Care 3D White 1000 (only available at Target)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Oscillating and cordless to stimulate your gums and help you remove the maximum amount of plaque with less effort

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Electric, Rechargeable and designed to give you triple-cleaning action

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Wraps around each tooth to clean those hard-to-reach spots

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - This Electric Toothbrush model is exclusive to Target with a low online price of $39.99 and by the way for only $4.99 more you can add a Target 2-Year Replacement Plan!

Nab a Discount:

You can nab a savings of up to $25 both online and in-store (look for the endcap)!

My Take:

I know that I once I went Electric I never turned back, and remember, just like their manual counterparts, you need to make sure you replace the heads on your electric toothbrushes too. So even if Dad already has the base, the heads still need to be replaced, so consider doing something good for your Dad and your Dad's heart. The more hearth healthy he is, the more time you get with him!

What are you getting your Dad for Father's Day this year?

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Monday, September 19, 2011

{CLOSED} Crest 3D Whitestrips Review with Giveaway! Ends 09/23

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This giveaway is now CLOSED. Thanks so much to our wonderful sponsor Crest (and our friends at One2One Network for facilitating this giveaway)! We look forward to having them back again! Our winner is Linda K.! Congrats! Remember: There are great giveaways active on the upper right hand side of the page!
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Last week we discussed an important event where having pearly white teeth would boost self-confidence, the event I selected was New York Fashion Week, because whether you posed or you didn't, you still find yourself in tons of photos! As promised I am sharing my after photo and I have something special in it for you as well! Check out my before post and here is the before and after photos:

Before Photo:

After Photo:

As you can see from the before and after photos, I now have a much brighter smile!


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Do not brush teeth immediately before applying strips.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Apply gel side of strip to teeth.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ -  Align strips with gum line and press gently for good contact, then fold the rest of strip behind teeth to keep in place. (work quickly or the edges will stick to your lip! Definitely do this in the mirror).
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Short strip goes on your bottom teeth, long strip on top teeth.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - After 2 hours, remove and discard.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - If any gel remains on your teeth you can either brush it away or rinse it off.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Strips will not whiten caps, crowns, veneers, fillings or dentures. Do not use with dental braces.
Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Crest 3D White 2-Hour Express Whitestrips are sold at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide. MSRP $54.99

My Take:

Crest 3D Whitestrips are definitely cheaper than a trip to the Dentist (however you should get a Dental checkup and cleaning at least every 6 months) and easy to use in the convenience of your own home! What's not to love?

I have also had the chance to try out the Crest 3D White Advanced Vivid Enamel Renewal Toothpaste and I find that the combination is a great whitening one-two punch! And the toothpaste really leaves your teeth with that fresh from the dentist kind of clean!

I have always had pretty white teeth, and this is the first time I have ever tried out a whitening product. But using the strips in conjunction with the toothpaste left me a dentist white and clean feel. I definitely think it was worth it!

You didn't think I'd forget about you right? Who loves you butterfly?

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - WIN IT! - Ascending Butterfly and our friends at Crest would like to give 1 lucky winner a box of Crest 3D Whitestrips, which will provide one year of whitening!

Don't you just ♥ Crest 3D White? I know I do!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - How to Win: (1) You must be a PUBLIC follower of Ascending Butterfly to be eligible for this and all giveaways. Indicate in your entry that you follow (if your 'comment name/user id' differs from your profile id, please let me know what name you follow under) and (2)MANDATORY ENTRY: Tell us what upcoming event  you'd like to use Crest 3D Whitestrips for  (3) You must also leave your email address somewhere in your comment. (You can format it this way for security, example: ascendingbutterfly AT mail host DOT com). (If your email is clearly visible in your profile, you can just say so, that's OK!) Please follow the easy 1, 2, 3 steps to winning (or in this case, the A,B,C’s of winning!) This giveaway is open to USA residents who are 18 years of age or older. No PO Boxes. One entry per Household, see Ascending Butterfly Giveaway Rules and Disclosure Policy HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Please follow directions or you will be disqualified! All comments are moderated, they may not appear on the site right away (comments like "I want this" or "I want to win" will not be entered). You have from Monday, September 19, 2011 until Friday, September 23, 2011 at 03:00 PM (EST) to comment and be entered for a chance to win. You will have 48 hours to confirm if we do not hear from you we will be forced to move on to an alternate. (We only notify winners DIRECTLY via email, so if your profile or your comment does not have an email your entry will not be processed)


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Blog about this giveaway, linking to this giveaway post. Leave the URL in a comment. (If your blog post contains more than just a pic and link you'll get 5 extra credit entries!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Grab our NEW Button and put it on your Blog. Leave the URL where we can see it in a comment (if you have our old one, please swap it out, our URL address has changed!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Tracy_Iglesias on Twitter (this is ascendingbutterfly’s editor) and give me your twitter ID in a comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Ascending1 on Twitter (this is Ascending Butterfly's new account, we will soon be hosting twitter parties which necessitates having a second account so you can make updates throughout the entire party!)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow @Crest on Twitter

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Tweet this:

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ @Ascending1 + @crest  Box of Crest 3D Whitestrips #Giveaway! ARV $55 Ends 9/23!

(Leave a comment with the tweet’s url so you can get a valid entry (click on the time your tweet was sent to get the direct URL and then copy and paste it here). You can Tweet TWICE per DAY. If you Tweet more than that, that entry will be disqualified.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Digg about this giveaway and leave your digg username in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Fave this blog on Technorati and leave your Technorati user name in your comment

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Facebook HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Crest on Facebook and tell them Ascending Butterfly Sent You or tell them what upcoming event you plan to whiten for! (Please post the link to your facebook comment, you can get that link the same way you get your link to your tweets! If you don't post the link where you wrote on their wall I can't give you extra credit for it.)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Follow Ascending Butterfly on Networked Blogs HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Join Ascending Butterfly's NEW Community/Real Time Chat, Group HERE

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Vote for Ascending Butterfly on: Fuel My Blog

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you entered another active giveaway on Ascending Butterfly? Let me know which one and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Have you commented on a non-giveaway entry? Let me know which one here and you’ll get more extra credit!

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ - Press the button below and join, you get an extra entry for this giveaway and a shot at more great prizes, lets win together! (one time extra credit, will be verified before entry can be accepted)

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FTC Disclosure Info for this Giveaway:  I was provided product to facilitate the review and giveaway. The sponsors are fulfilling directly to prize winner(s), this in no way influenced my opinion of the products. Once a winner is selected and their information has been forwarded to the sponsor, the responsibility of prize fulfillment rests with the sponsor. I am eligible for additional incentives by participating in this campaign for one2one network.