How To Achieve That Pearly White Smile

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It may come as no surprise that a bright, white smile can make you appear younger and more attractive. In fact, according to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, a whopping 96 per cent of respondents surveyed believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing.

The rules for achieving this are:

  • Brush regularly. Brushing is the cornerstone of dental hygiene. It removes food particles that bacteria feed on, cleans teeth, and freshens breath.
  • Floss daily. Flossing removes the bacteria from in between your teeth that your toothbrush doesn’t reach, helping prevent gum disease.
  • Visit your dentist. Visit your dentist at least twice a year for thorough dental cleanings.
  • Eat a healthy diet. Include plenty of dairy and other calcium-rich foods.
  • Don’t smoke or use smokeless tobacco. People who smoke are four times more likely than non-smokers to have gum disease.
  • Whiten teeth. While the benefits are solely cosmetic, whitening is a very safe procedure that will not harm your teeth. There are three major ways of turning ‘off white’ teeth into brilliant white teeth; these are Enlighten, the world’s best whitening system, in surgery blast of laser teeth whitening or just controlled home teeth whitening. These are easy and effective ways of bringing out natural whiteness in the teeth which is done by simply flushing the pores on the surface of the teeth. The good news is that there is virtually no damage to your teeth and you have a perfect white smile.
  • Consider cosmetic procedures. If your teeth are chipped, out of line, discoloured or just spaced unevenly, dental veneers can be used to fixed those inconsistencies and help to provide you with a natural, attractive look. Veneers are especially perfect, and less invasive, if you have multiple teeth that are out of line.

Most people tend not to pay too much attention to the colour of their teeth because they assume that by brushing regularly and having a robust dental hygiene regime in place, their teeth will naturally be white. After you’ve completed your treatment, always ensure that you are brushing your teeth at least twice a day and reduce the amount of sugary foods and drinks you consume.


Unsure about your dental health? Find your nearest Synergy Dental Clinic to book an appointment.

A version of this blog post first appeared in the Bolton News  in February 2017.

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