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Simple, purse-friendly ways to get a more attractive smile in 2019

As the dust settles on the festive period, many of us will be making resolutions for the year ahead. While most tend to try and up their intake of greens and hours in the gym, there’s a lot to be said for making an effort to keep your smile in check. As surveys reveal that the majority of us consider our smile out most important feature, here are some simple, affordable ways to achieve a more attractive smile in 2019.
The best way to brighten up your smile and keep dental disease at bay is to adopt and stick to a daily oral hygiene regime. This should feature two two-minute cleaning sessions and daily flossing. When brushing, take care to cover every individual tooth, and reach right into the corners of the mouth. Electric toothbrushes are proven to be more effective at removing plaque than manual brushes, and they are available from around £15. Flossing is often neglected, but it plays an important role in promoting good oral hygiene, as it targets areas that cannot be cleaned with a brush, including the gaps between the teeth.
Diet also plays a crucial part in oral health, and after the indulgence of the Christmas holiday, it’s good to get back into the swing of healthy eating and moderate your intake of sugary foods. Try and eat a varied diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables, whole grains and foods rich in fibre and nutrients, and ensure sweets, cakes, biscuits and chocolate bars are treats, rather than a staple part of your diet. It’s also wise to keep an eye on what you drink. Flavoured coffees, smoothies, juices and fizzy drinks often contain a vast amount of sugar.
Another brilliant resolution to make for the New Year is to see your dentist more frequently. If you tend to reach for the phone only when you have toothache or swollen gums, make it your mission to attend 6-12 monthly check-ups. Regular appointments reduce the risk of dental decay and gum disease, and they can also keep your smile looking great and minimise the risk of problems like symptoms of oral cancer being spotted at an advanced stage.

Getting the Right Brush For You In Central London

So just how do you find the right toothbrush in central London? There is an awful lot of choice to sift through on the market and sometimes you can get a little snowed under when it comes to making a choice. The first thing to do is to sit down with your dentist and ascertain how your gums and teeth are coming along- this will always change as you get older and so your needs will change. For example, your gums may become more sensitive with time, so the bristles in your brush may need to be softer. You may also need to adapt your technique to adapt to this as well. But when it comes to actually buying a brush, it can be a bit of a lottery at first until you get one that suits your needs. Hand held brushes, as in electric ones, develop year by year; there is no harm in dabbling or trying different ones- in fact, it’s very healthy, so always keep changing. On the subject of electric brushes, some of the technology behind them is amazing and they are designed to do the ultimate job for your oral hygiene. Not only do they brush away plaque and tartar, some come with a water jet to get below the gums as well. In truth, never stop buying toothbrushes because you can never have enough.

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