What a Smile

Almost everyone can admit to being captivated by a nice smile. Good teeth can make a person’s face look more attractive, and smiling in the right situations can even do you favours.

We are supposed to visit the dentist approximately every 6 months, but in reality most people don’t visit that often. Some people leave years between their appointments, and others don’t go at all! Dental hygiene is very important, both for your looks and for your health.

There are certain steps that you can take between dental appointments to maintain good teeth. The most important thing is to brush your teeth twice a day; experts recommend that you brush for two minutes. Be careful not to push too hard as this can damage your gums. If you have difficulty monitoring how hard you are brushing, there are some electric toothbrushes available that have a sensor which stops the rotation if you are pushing too hard. Electric toothbrushes can be much more effective than a regular toothbrush.

When they are healthy, your gums should be firm. If they bleed when you brush, you should visit a dental hygienist. This problem can be caused by plaque forming where your teeth meet your gums; a dentist can easily remove this.

Plaque is bacteria that is constantly building up on your teeth. It shows in a hard yellowish residue that usually gathers where your tooth meets the gum. Flossing is a good way of tackling and preventing plaque build up; try to do it after you have brushed your teeth.

The final weapon in the fight against plaque is mouthwash. As well as keeping your breath fresh for longer, mouthwash can reduce plaque build up significantly. London escorts in Farringdon will be much more attracted to you if your breath is minty fresh!

Some of the worst enemies of white teeth are coffee, red wine and cigarettes. Smokers often have much more discolouring of their teeth than non smokers. Special toothpaste can be bought to minimise the effects, but smokers must be even more vigilant about their dental hygiene.

Discoloured, yellowing teeth can be very ageing. These days, there are several kits that you can try at home to whiten your teeth. If you have the money, you can get special teeth whitening treatment from a professional, but this can cost hundreds of pounds. If your teeth really are in dire need of rescuing, you could look into having veneers fitted. This would give you the perfect smile!