Tips on how to maintain white teeth throughout life may seem rather obvious on the face of it. However, with just 3 in 10 Brits happy with the appearance of their teeth, it would appear that here in the UK, we need educating on how we can implement the right dental habits in order to help us love our teeth.
Practice the basics of good dental health & hygiene
The recommended brushing time each day is two minutes twice a day though many of us are not managing to be consistent with this. The stats don’t lie – 3 in 10 Brits only brush their teeth once a day, which will be elevating their risk of developing cavities, gum disease and even putting them at risk of extraction. Teeth will become discoloured if you fail to brush them for the recommended time, putting your confidence at risk as well as your health.
Don’t skip check-up appointments
Astonishingly, 2 million Brits haven’t sat in the dentist’s chair for a decade. Don’t be surprised if your teeth start to become discoloured if you’re not attending a dental check up once a year. There are a multitude of problems that you won’t be able to spot yourself at home and your dentist (who knows you and your teeth and your wider health details) can keep a close eye on the onset of discolouration and recommend a suitable course of action to curb it.
Be savvy with your diet
It will come as no surprise to hear that choosing the right foods makes a huge difference when it comes to keeping your teeth white and healthy. The right foods choices when it comes to your teeth surprisingly includes cheese, which is full of natural minerals that fortify your tooth enamel. Cheese also stimulates the production of saliva, helping your mouth to wash away food particles.
Teeth whitening treatment
Teeth whitening treatment has become popular around the world and when carried out by a dentist, it is safe, effective and performed with you in mind. Here at Smile Up Dental, we will listen to your expectations of treatment and help you restore confidence in your smile.
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