WARNING: Oral effectiveness could lead to marriage ~ My IdeaLife

Wednesday 24 August 2011

WARNING: Oral effectiveness could lead to marriage

People scattering as you walk down the street? Babies crying as you approach? Dates ending suddenly because their cat just called to say it was stuck in a tree? You may have unwittingly joined a growing movement in Australia, a movement that slowly but surely turns you from a normal, social being to a walking, talking human repellent spray.

That movement is tooth decay. And such is its momentum it can be blamed for almost everything from the breakdown of peace talks in the middle east to the ongoing popularity of the quarter acre block. But the real tragedy can be seen in its effect on marriage rates which have been in steady decline now for decades* (see ad below for detailed proof), and with 11 million teeth per year falling under decay's smelly spell is it any wonder?

The good news is, it's not all bad news. If you'd like to stop clearing the room of everything but your dog, here are ten easy steps to get you there:

1. Brush your teeth twice a day
2. Floss daily
3. Use a fluoride toothpaste
4. Maintain a sensible diet
5. Minimise your intake of caffeine and soft drinks
6. Drink fluoridated tap water
7. Use an antiseptic mouthwash as directed
8. Use sugarfree chewing gum
9. Don't ignore early signs of problems
10. Visit your dentist once every 6 months

And for true oral effectiveness, use Colgate twice a day and this could be you!


Not surprisingly, this post is not sponsored by Colgate, although they were kind enough to invite me to their Bloggers Brunch in Sydney, where I met THE one and only 'Mrs Marsh' and learnt of this modern craze (tooth decay that is, not marriage), and how to fight against it.

*Crude Marriage Rate,1989-2009 Australian Bureau of Statistics
©My IdeaLife, 2011, All rights reserved


  1. I've been a user of Colgate for years and I have put my trust on it for the longest time now. It's one of the most well-known dental products made by a prestigious company, Procter and Gamble.

  2. I always love this product's commercials. They're so inviting. I hope this type of add encourage more people to maintain regular dental hygiene and visit Fullerton dentist regularly.

  3. So that's what Colgate look like years ago. Hmm, and the comic strip advertisement is really nice too.
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  4. The comic strip is indeed very compelling. I've been using Colgate for many years now and it's helping me maintain my good dental system. Aside from the fact that I practice good oral hygiene, I always go to my dentist at least twice a year.

  5. Oral effectiveness can not only lead to a healthy body but marriage. Regular visit to the dentist, brushing, and flossing can prevent different types of diseases. Prevention is always better than cure.

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  6. http://www.myidealife.com.au/2011/08/oral-effectiveness-could-get-you.html

  7. rebeccamiller345Wed Apr 18, 08:26:00 pm

    My orthodontist in Lubbock TX gave me a list of tips like that. Thanks for sharing that Colgate ad. I love seeing vintage ads!

  8. I have to agree with Marco that prevention is always better than cure. A good oral hygiene can definitely lead to marriage. Your tips are spot on by the way.

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