It’s set to be one of the happiest days of your life and ear-to-ear smiling is inevitable. The last thing you want is to be self-conscious about your teeth. We’ve spoken to the experts on how to achieve the smile you want and white teeth you’ll want to show off.
Deep Clean Your way to White Teeth
Get your journey to healthy teeth and gums off on the right foot with a visit to the hygienist for a real deep clean. This way you can get the professional consultation you need to make sure you’re on top of your dental hygiene.
We suggest an Air Flow treatment. If you’re someone who hates the dentist then this is a great option for you. It’s super-quick and pain-free, lifts staining to leave teeth looking clean and polished. Prices start at £250 but the results are immediate.
Manual toothbrushes are so antiquated you’ll be hard-pushed to find a dentist who’d ever recommend one. Electric toothbrushes do the work for you. The vibrations give your teeth a deeper and more thorough clean. Make the switch and you’ll notice a reduction in staining and plaque instantly.
“They’re designed to gently massage teeth and gums correctly – with many now having a pressure sensor that warns you if you’re pressing too hard.” Says Dr Reena Wadia, Specialist Periodontist at RW Perio.
“You need to place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle against the spot where the gums and teeth meet”.
Watch What You Eat
Obviously what you eat will prevent staining. Avoid the common foods that stain and discolour teeth such as wine, tea and coffee.
Brush Twice, Daily
We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you to brush twice a day. If you’re using an electric toothbrush, you don’t want anything too abrasive as the brush will already be doing the work.
Top tip: Don’t use mouth wash after brushing as it washes away the fluoride the toothpaste coats the teeth in.
Colgate Deep Clean Whitening Triple Pack, £6.98
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