Five Tips for a Fabulous Smile

The spotlight is on oral health, thanks to National Smile Month. The British Dental Health Foundation this week publishes some top tips for terrific teeth including teeth whitening in London.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

Prevention is better than cure. Regular check-ups can diagnose and treat problems such as gum disease early.

Sweet Enough, Thank You

Your diet is important if you want to beat the bulge and have a healthy smile. One of the Foundation’s key messages is ‘cut down on sugary foods and drinks.’ Why not drink more water. Researchers estimated half the world’s population is chronically dehydrated. Every cell and organ in your body requires adequate water to function properly. For example, it helps to eliminate wastes and toxins from your body through the lymphatic system, kidneys, and intestines. Water regulates your metabolism so if you’re overweight chances are you may need more water. So swap those fizzy drinks for life-giving water. You’ll look and feel better, we promise.  Eat food that is kind to your teeth like cheese, crackers, breadsticks and raw vegetables.

Lighten Up

If you have an A* for oral hygiene, but your smile has seen better days, thanks to the usual culprits like red wine and coffee, tooth whitening in London can help to rejuvenate it.

Give Plaque the Brush Off

Keep that smile healthy.  Brush for two minutes first thing in the morning and last thing at night just before you hit the sack using fluoride toothpaste.

Don’t forget: a tooth has four sides. Flossing clears away food debris caught between your teeth, preventing gum disease. Considering it has been linked to heart problems, pneumonia and even pancreatic cancer, interdental cleaning is definitely worth it.

Acid Test

It takes around 40 minutes for your mouth to neutralise the acid caused by eating and drinking, so remember the one-hour rule.  Eating and drinking weakens your enamel, so if you brush too soon it can cause tiny particles of your enamel to be brushed away.

Call us today on 020 7439 0888 to find out more about teeth whitening in London.