Give your pearly whites the care they need
or every three months, whichever comes first.
Use a quality toothpaste that promises all-round protection for teeth and gums. Look for a paste that prevents cavities and tartar build-up, strengthens enamel, fights bacteria, protects gums, removes stains and plaque and freshens your breath while doing it. We love the Colgate Total range! Make a date with a dentist at least twice a year. You can’t beat a professional cleaning. As well, regular check-ups help nip potential problems in the bud. Dental X-rays can pinpoint trouble spots, small cavities can be treated before they become more problematic, and if whitening is your goal, a dental professional can discuss options that will be more successful and lasting than many over-the-counter choices.
Don’t smoke – it’s the sworn enemy of a beautiful mouth.
Watch for hidden sugars in food and drink. It’s not just obvious sugary treats to be wary of, but also items such as crackers, dried fruit, chips and biscuits.
Go easy on the coffee, cola and red wine. Over time, they can cause discolouration. Don’t let your mouth dry
out. Saliva offers protection for teeth and gums. Some meds can cause a dry mouth, so if this is a problem for you, discuss with your GP or dentist. In the meantime, chewing sugar-free gum can help encourage saliva production and neutralise acids that lead to decay.
Soft lips with or without lippy make the best frame for great teeth.