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Did you ever lose your smile? I did - but it's back now! #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #ad

About this time last year, I stopped smiling. It's not that I didn't have anything to smile about, I was just too embarrassed to smile. It got to the point that when I did smile or laugh, I would cover my mouth with my hand because I was mortified with my teeth - even in front of my husband. I've always had a small space between my two front teeth but but the space grew larger and larger over the years and it was the only thing I would see when I looked in the mirror. 

Did you ever lose your smile? I did - but it's back now! #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #ad

My smile before the diastema closure.

The reason the space grew larger is because I'm a tongue thruster. When I sleep at night, my tongue pushes against my front teeth (which is when most of the damage happens). When I swallow I do the same and even when I'm not talking and my mouth is resting, my tongue sits against my front teeth. 

At one of my routine dental visits the question was asked what would I change about my teeth if I could. Of course my answer was the space between my two front teeth. Thankfully my lovely dentist (Doctor Davies from the Hartford Dental Group) showed me that I had a few options for a diastema closure. I could get braces, porcelain veneers, or dental composites. Braces were out of the question since they are so expensive and my son will be needing them soon. Porcelain veneers were a good option but again, so expensive. Dental composites were actually affordable even though our dental insurance did not cover it. She was actually able to do a mock up of what it would look like right then and there. I was shocked when I looked in the mirror and saw how different my smile looked. I basically had to beg her to do the dental composites because she didn't like this option for a diastema closer. Most people end up looking like they have "Chicklet" teeth but because my two front teeth were narrow, there was hope that it would turn out really well. Two months later after some additional routine dental work, whitening to my top teeth, and hours and hours sitting in the dentist chair while she worked her magic, I had a new smile. 

I'm no longer afraid to smile and I'm going to make sure I do everything I can to take care of it. I've had my new smile for 5 months now and I've only forgotten to wear my nighttime retainer once. (If I don't wear the nighttime retainer, the space will eventually come back.)Did you ever lose your smile? I did - but it's back now! #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #adI bought myself the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush and to make sure my smile really sparkles, I use the new Colgate® Optic White® Express White™ Toothpaste from Walmart.

Did you ever lose your smile? I did - but it's back now! #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #adUnlike most whitening toothpastes, Colgate® Optic White® Express White™ Toothpaste contains the professionally recommended ingredient hydrogen peroxide to whiten faster. You can pick up Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste at Walmart for only $3.96 for the 3 oz tube. Better yet, for a limited time, use this $2/1 Colgate® Optic White® Express White™ Toothpaste (3.0 oz. or larger) coupon and pay just $1.96! 

If my teeth get stained from drinking too much coffee or tea (or wine if I'm hanging out with my girlfriends), I know that I can get that shine back in just 3 days brushing with Colgate® Optic White® Express White™ Toothpaste because it has 2x more of the professionally recommended whitening ingredient!

Did you ever lose your smile? I did - but it's back now! #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #adNow that I have a smile that I can be proud of with sparkly white teeth, I can wear the darker shades of lipstick that I've loved for so long. I never wore them in the past because darker shades of lipstick draw attention to your mouth and of course your teeth. 

Did you ever lose your smile? I did - but it's back now! #OpticSmiles #CollectiveBias #ad

Now I feel fully dressed because I'm wearing a smile. And it's a smile that I can be proud of thanks to my very talented dentist and Colgate® Optic White® Express White™ Toothpaste.

If there was one thing you could change about your smile, what would it be?

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Free Kindle eBooks List for 3/4/15

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Free Kindle eBooks List for 3/4/15

Here are today's FREE Kindle eBooks! Every weekday I will update this list with the most current FREE Kindle eBooks in Contemporary, Romance, History, Religion and Spirituality, Children's, Cookbooks, Sci-Fi and Paranormal, Mystery and more!

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RARE $1/1 any HINODE Rice Product Coupon (great for double coupons at Pick 'n Save)!

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Hinode Rice

Go here and change your zip code to 90210 to print this RARE $1/1 any HINODE Rice product (10 lbs or under) coupon! You can print this coupon twice per computer.

Hinode Rice coupon

Pick 'n Save shoppers can use this coupon on double coupon days when the value of the coupon will be increased to $2/1 with your $25 purchase. 

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Kohl's: $10 Off $30 Juniors' Apparel & Accessories Coupon (in-store and online)

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$10 off $30 Juniors Purchase at KohlsThrough March 8th, save $10 off your $30 juniors' apparel and accessories purchase with this in-store coupon or online when you enter promo code VACAYREADY at checkout! 

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Aldi Ad 3/4 - 3/10

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Alid Ad 3/4/15

The new Aldi ad for this week is posted (3/4 - 3/10). You can check out the entire ad here. This week's ad features office products for your home office! 

Produce Picks:

  • $1.29 per 6-oz package Blackberries
  • $1.29 per 16-oz Strawberries
  • $0.99 per 5-kb bag Baking Potatoes
  • $1.99 per 6-oz Raspberries
  • $2.38 per 2-lb bag Green Grapes
  • $1.69 per 4-lb bag Navel Oranges

Never Any! Aldi Brand
And new in stores, their Never Any! line of products without antibiotics, preservatives, or artificial flavors! 

Aldi shopping tips:

  • Be prepared with cash or a debit check card. Aldi does not accept credit cards. 
  • Bring a quarter for the cart. By not hiring employees to gather the carts from the parking lot, they pass the savings on to their customers with low prices.
  • Bring reusable bags. By not providing bags for your groceries, they are again passing the savings on to their customers with low prices. Bags are available for purcahse, but by bringing your own bags, you will save money.
  • Don't be turned off by the Aldi brand. Their products are made by the same manufacturers that make well-known brands. The only difference is that the cost of the product is lower because there is no advertising cost to offset!
  • Aldi does not accept coupons.
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$2/3 any M&M's, Starburst, Life Savers, or Dove Easter Candy Coupon (NO size restriction)

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M&M Easter Eggs
Here is a new coupon for $2/3 ANY SIZE Starburst® or Life Savers® Jelly Beans, M&M'S® Easter Chocolate Candies and/or DOVE® Chocolate Eggs or Bunnies! The M&M'S® Easter Chocolate Candies Filled Eggs are priced around $1 at most stores!

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Free Kindle eBooks List for 3/3/15

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Free Kindle eBooks List for 3/3/15

Here are today's FREE Kindle eBooks! Every weekday I will update this list with the most current FREE Kindle eBooks in Contemporary, Romance, History, Religion and Spirituality, Children's, Cookbooks, Sci-Fi and Paranormal, Mystery and more!

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