Protecting and improving your smile

 

One thing I have been focusing on lately is my smile and more importantly the condition of my teeth. When I was a kid I would do anything to get out of brushing my teeth and I hated visiting the dentist. As I have grown older I’m glad to say I have gotten better at this and I thought I was doing well when it came to dental hygiene, but I started to notice a little blood when I was brushing my teeth and cosmetically they could look whiter and brighter. So I started looking at what I could do to protect my teeth and gums, and what I could do in terms of home whitening. I also looked into the different cosmetic treatments that are available.

The Centre of Advanced Dentistry Yorkshire offers some great tips on their site about what we should be doing in terms of dental hygiene and they are really simple:

Brush your teeth twice a day using either a manual or electronic toothbrush

Using a fluoride mouthwash can give you extra protection

Floss once a day, preferably at night

Regularly visit the dental hygienist

Glad to see I was already doing most of the above, but I haven’t tried flossing yet. If you are doing all of the above and still want to improve your smile, they offer a wide range of services & treatments.

I have tried a few different mouthwashes and I definitely prefer alcohol free. One that leaves my mouth feeling clean and fresh is the Oral B Pro Expert Mouthwash. This offers multi protection and ticks the alcohol free box. It helps prevent plaque regrowth, prevent gum problems, maintains fresh breath and is clinically proven. Again it’s recommended that you use this twice daily. This leaves my mouth feeling so clean and refreshed after using and it’s usually on offer. I recently picked up the 500ml bottle for £1.50.

If you want to focus on whitening your teeth, there are loads of different tooth pastes out there. Two that have noticeably worked for me are the Beverly Hills Formula Perfect White Black tooth paste and the Oral B 3D Max White. Since using these products and making sure I focus on my oral hygiene, I have noticed a big improvement.

One last tip is to look at the brush that you are using. I use a standard toothbrush, but realised I need to change the brush from medium to sensitive. Wisdom do a great toothbrush that’s labelled ‘sensitive’ and this is so gentle yet still effective on your teeth. Everyone is different so check with your dentist.

I hope you find these tips helpful and please share any tips you might have or great products you have found in the comments below.

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*This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own and the products mentioned in this post were purchased with my own money.

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