5 Ways to Make Your Smile Sparkle for Summer

Published on 06/06/2015

After what has been a slightly miserable start to summer, finally the sun is shining and everyone is looking forward to holidays, weddings and other celebrations. If you are looking for a way to ensure you are photo ready without the need for extensive cosmetic surgery why not focus on your smile. Researchers have found that strangers are more likely to underestimate a person’s age if they are smiling.

Here at Leigh Dental Centre we have come up with 5 top tips to make your smile sparkle this summer

1. Oral Hygiene

The best way to improve your smile is to improve your oral hygiene routine. This means ensuring that you brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and use interdental aids to clean in between your teeth where brushing misses once a day. This ensures that you do not get a build-up of food and drink particles which can cause staining and dull your teeth.

2. Eat a balanced diet

A healthy mouth and white smile are very closely linked, so it is important to ensure that your

diet contains plenty of teeth beneficial nutrients such as calcium and Vitamin C. This will help to reduce the risk of dental decay, enamel erosion and gum disease.

Top foods to improve your oral health include cheese, broccoli, cabbage and fortified breakfast cereals and juices.

3. Avoid food and drinks which will stain your pearly whites

Obviously as well as foods good for your teeth, there are some that can have a detrimental effect. Acidic foods such as citrus foods and fizzy drinks can weaken the tooth enamel and create an environment where decay causing bacteria can thrive causing discoloration.

Tea, coffee, red wine, smoking and tobacco use can all also increase the amount of staining present on your teeth. If staining is your main concern a trip to our hygienist for a session of air polishing may help to restore your teeth to their natural shade.

4. Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening is a safe and effective way to brighten the natural colour of your teeth. At Leigh Dental Centre we are able to offer the Pola Advanced Teeth Whitening System. It is a clinically proven system designed to give you fast and effective results. There are a number of different systems available and our dental team will be able to advise you on the best one to meet your needs.

For some patients we also may recommend Opalescence Tooth Whitening System which is a professional teeth whitener that gives professional results. Opalescence tooth whitening gels contain potassium nitrate and fluoride and potassium nitrate is prove to help reduce teeth sensitivity whereas fluoride helps reduce decays and also helps strengthen your teeth

5. Smile Makeovers

For anyone looking for a more complete smile makeover our dentists are able to put together a full treatment plan including veneers, crowns, teeth straightening and tooth whitening to provide you with the smile you desire.

This month we are pleased to be able to offer £75 off our teeth whitening packages and £20 off Dental Jet Polishing with our hygienist so why not phone a book a consultation today on 01702 472929 and get your smile summer ready.