Wednesday, May 10, 2006

listerine part 2

as some of you may know, i had a listerine incident nearly a year ago...choking, burning, eyes, listerine mess all over my mirror and counter and face....not a pleasant moment....it took me a long time to forgive listerine for the outburst against me.....but things have gone well until this morning....

this past weekend, i went to the store and noticed a new listerine....it was Listerine whitening pre-brush mouth rinse......i have been using that the past few days and rather enjoyed it....this morning, i felt like i didn't need to necessarily brush...i mean, i just brushed before i went to sleep so what could be the use of brushing....i decided that after the listerine pre-brush mouthwash, i would then use the listerine normal mouthwash...both have different uses...one is for whitening (and kills germs)...the other is for killing germs and plaque which can cause gingivitis and has tartar control....i figured this would work in place of brushing just this once....

let me tell you now......do NOT do that...........everything was fine at first....i rinsed my mouth with the whitening pre-brush listerine..it was a joyous time...then i got the good ole normal listerine and started swishing it in my mouth.... then the attack began.....my mouth started burning horribly and my teeth felt like they were corroding away...they starting feeling like fine sand paper......and then my skin was buring off.....literally....i pulled a piece of skin out of my mouth....it was disturbing....i didnt' know what to do. i couldn't stand the feeling..my teeth did not feel smooth like normal...i felt i had burned through all the enamel and only brittle nubs were left in my mouth.....it didnt' seem logical but all i could think to do was then brush my teeth with my normal toothpaste...that actually helped...my teeth rebuilt their coating during my brushing...my mouth still burned for a while.. but i'm okay now

i learned once again that listerine is like a bully in the mouth....one is not so bad but when you get two together they cause all sorts of havok...my goodness..i'll never use 2 listerines in the same morning ever again.

6 comments:

Heather said...

A lesson I'm glad I don't have to learn myself.

Anonymous said...

hey! now you have a new party trick to use with the ole' carmex in the eye trick!!!

Tidmore said...

"my teeth rebuilt their coating during my brushing"
I'm utterly Speechless!

Darrin said...

"my teeth rebuilt their coating during my brushing"

Being and knowing first hand the Brown family gene pool, having teeth that could actually do something like that isnt really out of the realm of possibility. I hate to break this news to you Adam but you are destined to have either false teeth or everything root canaled or crowned. We have a doctor in our family but oddly enough we have no dentist...bummer....

laura jo said...

cutting corners? that's never a good idea. i'm glad you learned your lesson...

kelly said...

You are right in your concern for the mouthwash! And for the burning sensation!

Unfortunately the USA's FDA allowed Listerine to be on the market despite now there's "sufficient evidence" alcohol-containing mouthwashes contribute to the increased risk of development of oral cancer: http://is.gd/j2Hb

If you want things to change for YOUR safety as well as your loved ones, sign the global petition for the FDA to be reviewed and reformed: http://www.reformfda.org No signature is unimportant!

Reasons why I signed is in my blog! Read the other dangerous foods and products the FDA approved because they were given MONEY to approve them!

To your health! Spread the love!