UPDATE - Thanks to blogging my brains out to my many many many many many many fans (and a couple of concerned posts from my two Facebook friends) I'm feeling almost up to snuff. In fact, feeling good enough (is it the Evan Williams on ice?) to strap on my helmet and drive to Wal-Mart for some olive oil and Starcraft Battlechest.
I visited my dentist Wednesday and the thoroughly adorable hygienist suggested I purchase and use Colgate PreviDent 5000 Plus toothpaste with 1.1% sodium fluoride. Like a good boy I took it home, followed the directions and heeded the precautions (whatever you do, DO NOT SWALLOW!) and woke up Thursday feeling just a wee bit off. Thursday evening I again followed the directions/heeded the precautions and woke up Friday feeling more than just a wee bit off. Not yet connecting the dots, Friday night I again followed the directions/heeded the precautions and woke up yesterday feeling like total shit.
I decided to try out the new Ask.com (now in beta) with a question - "Is it safe for me to use Colgate PreviDent 5000 Plus Toothpaste with 1.1% sodium fluoride?"
What makes Ask.com different than most search engines is you have the option of asking the community the same question. As of this morning I've received two responses.
First response -
"It is well known that Colgate PreviDent 5000 plus toothpaste with 1.1% sodium is totally safe. Other ingredients in the toothpaste that are also safe are xanthan gum, spearmint and fruit flavoring. Too much applications increase tooth resistance to acid."