Wednesday, January 6, 2010
My least favorite feature about myself is probably my teeth. They've always been a little crooked with a space in the front a la Madonna or Lauren Hutton. Over the years, I've come to accept it as a unique trait, something that sets me apart and makes me special. But there are still times my smile makes me self-conscious. I dread going to the dentist every year because I am almost always referred to an orthodontist for braces, which I just can't afford. Not to mention, no matter how much I brush, I tend to have at least one cavity that needs to be filled during each visit. Sadly, there are consequences for that naughty little sweet tooth of mine. So, when I was offered the chance to review a new oral health product, I thought, "why not? I've got nothing to lose".
Unlike antibiotics that seek and destroy bacteria of all kinds, EvoraPlus is a revolutionary new probiotic mint that promotes oral hygeine by restoring the delicate balance of good and bad bacteria in your mouth. As we eat sugars and carbohydrates, the bad bacteria monopolize the good bacteria, converting the processed carbs into the by-product lactic acid. Lactic acid erodes enamel and attacks the dentin within the tooth, creating the perfect breeding ground for tooth decay. Using EvoraPlus twice a day for 30 days can not only counterbalance this effect and encourage healthy teeth and gums, but will freshen breath and whiten teeth as well, thereby replacing mouthwashes, teeth whiteners and breath mints or sprays! Oh, and did I forget to mention that it can do all of this 100% naturally? It's safe for the whole family!
Many mouthwashes are antibacterial or antiseptic, which may provide short-term results but within an hour, the bad bacteria can repopulate. EvoraPlus' patented ProBiora3 blend of beneficial bacteria contains freeze-dried probiotics that activate as the mint melts in your mouth, attaching themselves to your teeth and gums. The good bacteria then create colonies on the surface of your teeth and deep below the gum line that disrupt the harmful bacteria which cause bad breath and yellowing. Most teeth whiteners use high concentrations of hydrogen peroxide, which can damage enamel and cause etching and pitting. By roughening the surface of the tooth, these products can cause teeth to actually hold more stains from coffee, soda, tea, berries, tobacco, etc. These whiteners can also increase the sensitivity in your teeth and irritate your gums. The probiotics in EvoraPlus emit a natural, continual low dose of hydrogen peroxide to safely and gently brighten teeth.
I've been using EvoraPlus for about a week now and while I haven't seen any noticeable whitening results yet, I can say that it makes my mouth feel clean and my teeth feel slick and smooth. Per the directions, I take it twice a day shortly after brushing for an extra boost. The mints are small, dissolve easily and have a light, refreshing minty taste. They're not overpowering and they doesn't leave a funny aftertaste like other products. I just wish they came in a travel-friendly container so I could throw them in my purse when I'm on-the-go.
Bottom line: I would definitely recommend EvoraPlus as an all-inclusive oral care product to supplement regular brushing and flossing. No longer do you have to use nasty chemical gels, messy trays and films, or break the bank with expensive in-office treatments to get pearly whites. Now you can just pop a tasty mint twice a day to whiten, freshen and so much more! I love that it is natural and only acts locally so I don't have to worry about side effects and my dentist can't chastise me for doing more harm than good.
BUY IT: You can find EvoraPlus online at www.evoraplus.com, as well as Drugstore.com, Walgreens.com, Target.com and CVS.com (ARV $19.95 + S&H for a 30-day supply). EvoraPlus is also available at A&P, Pathmark, Kerr Drug, Cardinal Health, HD Smith and Swansonhealth.com.
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Disclaimer: I was granted this opportunity due to my membership at the Product Review Place. I was sent a 30-day supply of EvoraPlus from Cara at SSR Public Relations to facilitate this candid review. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. The health claims made in this post were provided by the EvoraPlus website but the thoughts and opinions expressed are purely my own.