Whilst you get practising on your best and biggest smile, here’s a few tips to brighten those pearly whites and keep them shining all day.
Firstly, a rule of thumb for healthy teeth and gums of course is to brush twice daily, once in the morning and once before bedtime. This will strengthen gums and protect them from decay. According to dentist professionals, the best way to brush your teeth is by placing our toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and brushing gently in a circular motion. Make sure to grip the brush as if you were holding a pencil so you don’t scrub too hard as this can cause blisters/cuts on the gums.
Then after brushing it’s time to floss, you should floss at least once a day if not twice. It’s a great way to get into area’s that your tooth brush cannot reach. Removing plaque between your teeth is just as important as removing it on your teeth as leaving it can result in it hardening into calculus or tartar (neither of which you want.) But flossing also helps with preventing gum disease. So don’t forget this step.
If you’re struggling to maintain super white teeth despite brushing twice a day, you could go on what’s known as a ‘white-teeth diet’. This includes brushing your teeth immediately after eating or drinking any foods or beverages that will stain your teeth. Things to look out for are the foods and drinks that are darker before you have them. These are the main culprits for non-pearly teeth, as well as the most obvious including red wine, black tea (sometimes even green tea, depending on how much you drink) or smoking cigarettes.
Another handy tool to keep on you are teeth and gum wipes. These are especially handy when travelling on long haul flights where you might not have all the essentials on you or not able to clean properly for a long time. These wipes are also extremely useful for little toddlers and babies that are still sensitive to brushing and will remove any unnecessary built up plaque.
Happy Brushing on World Smile Day!