The dentist's office – it's a bland and depressing place that we all hate, yet for some reason, we're still forced to go there from time to time. I fully understand that oral hygiene is of high importance, but I'm tired of consistently being betrayed by my dentist when my mouth leaves in pain on occasion. I may only be 22 years old, but I've never heard someone say that they love going to their dental appointments. Dentists worldwide are consistently nagging us all the damn time to brush our teeth, floss, and to use mouthwash, but what's that supposed to mean? What are we even supposed to use anyway – random products that don't sync up with one another? I don't think so, but here's what's up.

What's this oral hygiene process about?

So as your dentist probably nagged you about, you're supposed to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Your teeth are supposed to be pearly white, and having such great breath from brushing your teeth is something that's supposed to occur, but sometimes, the way that your teeth look doesn't match up with what your dentist says that they should look like. Either your dentist is lying to you, or something's going wrong while using their own advice. Do you want to know what that is? Frustrating.

After you get brushing your teeth out of the way, you're supposed to floss and use mouthwash. The flossing part is supposed to help remove plaque and to get weird bits of food and stuff out from the cracks in our teeth. It's even more painful than the brushing your teeth part, but we're all still told to do such. Then there's the mouthwashing part, which consists of gargling colored liquid that's meant for killing any remaining bacteria in your mouth.

What now Liz?

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After going through this entire process, your teeth probably still look annoyed and aren't as healthy as they're supposed to be. Needless to say, if you're doing everything that you're supposed to be doing without seeing the results, it could be one of two things. Either you're half-assing the entire process or the products that you're using aren't as good as you think they are. This is where Colgate's new Optic White Platinum Stain-Less White Toothpaste comes into play.

What do we need to know about the toothpaste?

Besides the fact that I was sent a tube for testing purposes, a three-ounce tube retails for $5-$6 and is available at supermarkets and drugstores nationwide, and in the mass market. The overall goal of the toothpaste is to remove any stains from your teeth after you've used it for at least three consecutive days. The toothpaste's formula is supposed to help protect your teeth from cavities and protects your enamel. Just think – when you use this toothpaste, your teeth will thank you and your mouth will stop hurting while you're at the dentist.

I'm telling you, it's one thing to get stuff done and then to move on with your life, but it's a different ballpark to do what you need to do and to actually pay attention to not only how things are getting done, but what you're using to get those things done. You want to put yourself first so that you can continue your life without interruptions, and if minimizing the amount of pain and suffering that you usually experience while at the dentist can be prevented by using Colgate's new toothpaste, then so be it.