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Don’t Forget Your Mouth. Five Ways to Happier Teeth in 2017

At this time of year, many of us make an effort to be healthier. After the indulgence of the festive season, it’s that time when we sign up for gym membership and put the selection boxes to the back of the cupboard. It’s great to try and cut down on fatty foods and get in shape, but what about your teeth and gums? When you’re trying to stick to resolutions, spare a thought for your mouth. Dental health is really important too! Here are five ways you can achieve healthier teeth in 2017.

  1. Change your toothbrush. Be honest. When was the last time you changed your toothbrush? If you can’t remember, it’s probably high time you invested in a new brush or swapped the brush head. Ideally, you should switch brushes every 3-4 months. If the bristles are worn or damaged, this can affect its cleaning capabilities.
  2. Brush properly. Are you one of those people who sometimes flashes a brush around their teeth and hopes for the best? If so, make it your mission to hone those brushing skills. Brushing is your best form of defence against plaque and tartar. Take care to cover every tooth, and set a timer to make sure that you’re brushing for long enough.
  3. Use fluoride toothpaste: fluoride is a mineral, which is often found in toothpaste. It has oral health benefits because it helps to strengthen the enamel surface. This helps to reduce the risk of decay and prevent cavities from forming.
  4. Stop snacking! Snacking is bad for your waistline, but it’s also harmful for your teeth. When you eat, your enamel becomes softer, and it takes around an hour for it remineralise and recover. If you snack all day, your teeth never have chance to recover, and the risk of damage and decay is elevated.
  5. Call and make a dental appointment. If you do anything in 2017, make sure you visit the dentist regularly. If you haven’t been for a check-up in the last nine months, call and make an appointment now. Research suggests that people who attend regular dental checks are up to 60 percent less likely to suffer from decay and gum disease than those who avoid the dentist.

New Year, New Mouth! How Teeth Whitening can Brighten up your 2017

It’s a brand new year, and what better way to kick-start it than with a bright, beautiful smile? If you’re keen to banish those blues, and start the year with a beaming smile, why not contact us and find out more about wonderful whitening treatment?

About tooth whitening

Tooth whitening is one of the most effective and affordable ways of giving your smile that extra bit of sparkle. If you thought radiant white smiles for just or Hollywood stars, think again!

There are various different types of tooth whitening treatment, including at-home therapies and in-chair treatments. At-home whitening is a great option for those who have hectic timetables and packed diaries. This type of treatment fits around your daily schedule, so you can enjoy a stunning smile with minimal disruption. Once you’ve been for an informal consultation, and we’ve created some impressions of your teeth, all you have to do is wait for your customised whitening moulds, and then you can start your treatment. These trays are worn for around 6 hours per day for 10-14 days. They should fit perfectly, and you can wear them at any time of day or night. After just a few days, you’ll notice a difference and by the time you finish treatment, you’ll have a glimmering, gleaming set of pearly whites.

We also offer express in-chair treatments, which can lighten the shade of your teeth in just a couple of hours. Whitening agent is applied to the teeth, and then activated using a light. You can simply lie back and relax while the treatment works its magic. We will be happy to put some music or a film on for you.

Is whitening safe?

If you’re interested in health news, you may have read some articles about the safety of tooth whitening. This is one of the safest cosmetic treatments on the market when it is offered by trained dentists. Whitening is a dental treatment, and should therefore be provided only by registered dentists. When you see an experienced dentist, you can enjoy optimum results, as well as peace of mind that you’re in the safest hands possible.

If you’re interested in whitening, call us today!

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