Kick Tooth Sensitivity to the Curb with Crest Sensi-Stop Strips

Crest Sensi-Stop Tooth Sensitivity Relief Strips, 6ct.There are 33 mil­lion house­holds impacted by tooth hyper-sensitivity. If you’re one of the indi­vid­u­als in one of those house­holds who suf­fers from this, then you know how hav­ing sen­si­tive teeth impacts many of the bites and sips you take each day. We all have a work around — only drink­ing or chew­ing with one side of our mouth — or not enjoy­ing cer­tain foods we love such as ice cream because the pain is just too great.

Enter Crest Sensi-Strips

Crest is unveil­ing one of its most break­through prod­uct launches in a decade with the launch of Crest Sensi-Stop Strips. The small, flex­i­ble, semi-transparent strips pro­vide tar­geted, imme­di­ate and long-lasting tooth sen­si­tiv­ity relief like never before.

I got to attend a spe­cial ses­sion ear­lier this week out at the Mason, OH P&G Busi­ness Cen­ter, where I, along with some fel­low blog­gers were intro­duced to Crest Sensi-Stop Strips. We meet with the devel­op­ers of this prod­uct and Dr. Travis Stork. Yes, that Dr. Travis Stork. Dr. Travis Stork, Emmy® nom­i­nated TV host of The Doc­tors and board-certified emer­gency med­i­cine physi­cian, has part­nered with Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health to help oth­ers under­stand that a healthy mouth is an impor­tant part of a healthy body.

Dr. Stork spoke with us pas­sion­ately about how there is such an enor­mous con­nec­tion between what’s going on in our mouths and how that cor­re­lates to our entire health. This mes­sage is clearly impor­tant to him. And it should be impor­tant to you, because there’s some def­i­nite truth behind those words.

If you have sen­si­tive teeth, then you more than likely are using a tooth­paste which con­tains potas­sium nitrate. This active ingre­di­ent will help with sen­si­tiv­ity, but it can takes weeks to pro­vide relief, and it’s not long act­ing. You have to keep on using it. After awhile, when you go to the den­tist, you’ll start to hear that you’re miss­ing areas of your mouth with brush­ing, things don’t look as good in there as it used to. And that’s because in order to help with the sen­si­tiv­ity, you’re giv­ing up impor­tant things in your toothpaste.

Crest Sensi-Stop Strips help not only relieve tooth sen­si­tiv­ity, but pro­vide you with a way to be able to switch your tooth­paste to one that’s more focused on over­all health of your mouth and not just sen­si­tiv­ity. For exam­ple:  Crest® Pro-Health® Tooth­paste: Deliv­ers com­pre­hen­sive pro­tec­tion for your teeth and pro­tects all the areas den­tist check most: cav­i­ties, gin­givi­tis, plaque, sen­si­tiv­ity, tar­tar, whiten­ing and fresh breath. This is HUGE I think. Being able to use “real” tooth­paste again, means over­all bet­ter oral and whole body health. I never knew I was giv­ing up one thing to gain another by using sen­si­tive tooth­paste, but I do know that over the years since I’ve begun to use it, I’ve noticed changes in my den­tist vis­its, and they haven’t all been pos­i­tive. Know­ing this now is going to really impact my oral reg­i­ment going for­ward in hope­fully a very pos­i­tive way.

Tooth sensitivity prevention with Crest Sensi Stop Strips

How do they work?

We got an inter­est­ing sci­ence les­son on Mon­day about the struc­ture of a tooth, and what hap­pens when gums recede. Basi­cally lit­tle things called den­tal tubules become exposed. When they’re exposed, liq­uid which should be sta­tion­ary, moves back and forth and hits the nerve end­ings in the cen­ter of our teeth caus­ing us to wince or avoid cer­tain foods.

What Crest Sensi-Stop Strips do is cre­ate a bar­rier by block­ing the exte­rior open­ing of the tubules with oxy­late crys­tals. The strips are small, flex­i­ble, semi-transparent strips pro­vide tar­geted, imme­di­ate and long-lasting tooth sen­si­tiv­ity relief like never before. If you’ve ever used Crest White Strips, you’ll notice these are very sim­i­lar in appear­ance and appli­ca­tion. The amaz­ing thing is that you leave a strip on for 10 min­utes and it pro­vide you with up to 30 days of pro­tec­tion. You know exactly where in your mouth you have sen­si­tiv­ity. Instead of treat­ing your entire mouth by using sen­si­tive tooth­paste, you can put the the right amount of tooth sen­si­tiv­ity treat­ment exactly where it is needed.

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Do they work?

I have a sen­si­tiv­ity on the left side of mouth to cold drinks. I always try to use a straw when I drink cold drinks so that I can help keep the cold away. I was given a sam­ple packet to try, so I did just that. The appli­ca­tion process was sim­ple and easy — I picked an area on the top right of my mouth. It didn’t taste weird, which was a bonus. After 10 min­utes, I took it off. Later today I decided to give a cold drink a test and drink it reg­u­larly which I haven’t done in years. In fact, I had to re-learn how to do it. LOL. Well, it was def­i­nitely less sen­si­tive after the treat­ment with the Sensi-Stop Strips. Cool. Turns out, that I might need to retreat this area or other areas in order to have opti­mal effect as the expo­sure of new tubules can hap­pen at a fairly reg­u­lar basis as there’s so many of them on the sur­face of our teeth.

For more infor­ma­tion on the strips, visit

To quote Dr. Stork, “Small deci­sions impact our health. We think of them as being iso­late deci­sions, but they’re not.” our deci­sions small or large do impact our over­all health.

Here’s one final thing for your to check out:

Dis­clo­sure: This is a spon­sored post writ­ten in part­ner­ship with One2One Net­work and Crest. Opin­ions are mine.

Old West Festival — Giveaway 2014

Old West FestivalWell, Sep­tem­ber arrived, and with it cooler tem­per­a­tures and great fes­ti­vals. I’m super excited to be help­ing to pro­mote the Old West Fes­ti­val again this year. If you haven’t been, you’ll want to attend. We’ve been going for the past three years, and it’s one of our absolute can’t miss fall events.

Old West Fes­ti­val 2014

Strap on your boots and mosey on out to a place where scenes out of a John Wayne west­ern come alive as the Old West Fes­ti­val returns, week­ends Sep­tem­ber 6 through Octo­ber 12, 2014. Located at its per­ma­nent site, just 15 min­utes from I-275, east of Cincin­nati, the sev­enth annual Old West Fes­ti­val promises to trans­port vis­i­tors back in time to an authen­tic Dodge City Wild West town circa 1878.
Old West Fest  deputized lawmen photo credit Amy QuinnDraw­ing more than twenty thou­sand vis­i­tors each fall, the per­ma­nent old west town is home to every­thing you would expect to see in a real west­ern town if you stepped back in time. Atten­dees will enjoy his­tor­i­cally accu­rate med­i­cine and saloon shows, can-can dancers in the saloon, gun­fights, jail­breaks, and more. Period inter­preters will also be found walk­ing the streets and per­form­ing the roles of cow­boys, store­own­ers, res­i­dents, and of course, outlaws.
The Old West Fes­ti­val will also be abuzz with period music. Atten­dees can enjoy the sounds of the 1800’s with music from Gun­pow­der Creek as well as Rai­son d’Etre, a trio mix­ing tra­di­tional folk songs with a capella swing tunes and Shaker hymns.
Other per­form­ers will be about town as well. Magi­cian Jason Jacobs will amaze, bewil­der and aston­ish with his mag­i­cal flare and the Pickle Broth­ers will shock with their mind-boggling per­for­mances. Trick rider Abi­gail Petersen will astound audi­ences with her horse­man­ship and dar­ing stunts. Vis­i­tors to the Long Branch Saloon will enjoy shows by world cham­pion roper Rider Keis­ner, and folks will no doubt get a “kick” out of Miss Melody Star and her Hurdy Gurdy Danc­ing Girls.
 And what would the old west be with­out a good ole’ fash­ioned gun­fight? Back by pop­u­lar demand, four times daily start­ing at high noon, the Big Irons Rangers return with their gun­fight re-enactments and trick shoot­ing. In between shows they, and other period inter­preters, will be walk­ing the grounds to meet vis­i­tors and pose for photos.
 The Old West Fes­ti­val is a grand time for the young’ins, too. At 10:15 a.m. daily, the kid­dies can get sworn in as town deputies. They can also enjoy old-timey pup­pet and magic shows, sto­ry­telling and sing-a-longs. The young­sters can also par­tic­i­pate in his­toric games, pan for gold, take a ride on the A&A Express train, take a pony ride, and even cross the fron­tier in a cov­ered wagon.
The Old West Fes­ti­val runs from Sep­tem­ber 6th until Octo­ber 12th. Tick­ets to the Old West Fes­ti­val can be pur­chased for $12, $6 for chil­dren ages 6–12, chil­dren 5 and under admit­ted for free. (You will want to bring a lit­tle extra spend­ing money for food, drink & other fun)  Park­ing is free and the fes­ti­val will be held, rain or shine. Tick­ets are avail­able in advance at  If you aren’t feel­ing lucky, or this con­test passes you by, or maybe you want to go to the fes­ti­val more than once, than I also have a dis­count code to share with you!   OLD WEST DISCOUNT  –  You can save $2 on adult admis­sion and $1 on children’s admis­sion when using code YEEHAW14 at check­out when order­ing online.  This is a 17% sav­ings on admission…What a GREAT deal!


We’re head­ing out the week­end of Octo­ber 4 for Steam Punk week­end — maybe we’ll see you there. To help make sure that I do, I’m giv­ing away a fam­ily four pack of tick­ets– tick­ets are good for any of the remain­ing days. The win­ner will be selected at Noon on Mon­day, Sep­tem­ber 22. You’ll have 24 hours to reply to the e-mail that I send to you or another win­ner will be cho­sen. You must be 18 years of age and a res­i­dent of Great Cincin­nati in order to enter.
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a com­ment telling me why you want to go to the Old West Festival.
 2. Check out  Lit­tle World After All AND Old West Fes­ti­val on Face­book, and then leave a com­ment below telling me that you did so.
3.  Share this give­away with your friends on Face­book, any way you’d like and then tell me how you shared it.  If you share on FB be sure to tag both LWAA and Old West Fes­ti­val in your post.  Leave a com­ment telling me you shared.
4.  Tweet about the give­away!  Make sure you add @kareneborall & @OldWestFestival in your tweet.  Leave a com­ment below telling me you did so.
5.  Fol­low along…sign up for Email Newslet­ters — leave a com­ment that you already sub­scribe or just subscribed.
Best of Luck, part­ners!  I hope to see you in your cow­boy hats and boots at the Old West Fes­ti­val this year.

Dis­claimer – My fam­ily received tick­ets to go to the Old West Fes­ti­val along with the tick­ets I was given for the giveaway. 


Bluegrass for Babies 2014

Bluegrass for BabiesI’m happy to help pro­mote a won­der­ful event, Blue­grass for Babies, that’s cel­e­brat­ing it’s 6th year this fall. I know that I feel blessed to have two healthy chil­dren. I’m also thank­ful to live in Cincin­nati which houses one of the top children’s hos­pi­tals in the nation.

Blue­grass for Babies is now being pro­duced by the Healthy Roots Foun­da­tion. The need for the foun­da­tion became appar­ent as Blue­grass for Babies evolved from the con­cert into a year-round orga­ni­za­tion pro­vid­ing tools, pro­gram­ming and resources as well as to host­ing a vari­ety of spe­cial events. Con­tinue read­ing