Quick Question: Is Your Mouth's Appearance More Important To You Than Its Health?

In other words, is it cool with you if your gums are covered in exsanguinating blisters as long as your teeth make that "ding" sound when you smile?
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In other words, is it cool with you if your gums are covered in exsanguinating blisters as long as your teeth make that "ding" sound when you smile?

Annie's flossing-machine article got me thinking... Am I doing enough for my teeth and gums? And I mean that in both a cosmetic and healthful way. But I might mean it a little more in the cosmetic way.

I inherited my dad's craptastic gums, and they bleed as soon as I pick up my toothbrush. Plus, I get misery-inducing mouth sores a few times a year because of an autoimmune disease. But you know what I thought when I bought Colgate Peroxyl Mouth Sore Rinse? "Ooh, it's got hydrogen peroxide! Maybe my teeth will get whiter!"

That's why I'm so psyched about this Rembrandt toothpaste.

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It's a whitening toothpaste for people with CANKER SORES! Finally, someone has realized that even those of us with explosive gums want unsettlingly white teeth. I CAN have it all! Leeeeeeeeet the river ruuuuuuuuun...

Anyway, today's QQ: What's more important to you--your mouth's health or its appearance? Be honest!