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6 of the best teeth whitening tips for a brighter smile

6 of the best teeth whitening tips for a brighter smile
Team LF
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Spotlight Whitening is the first of its kind offering a safe and affordable solution to whiten teeth, from home, using the clinically proven ingredient Hydrogen Peroxide. As practicing dentists Dr. Lisa and Vanessa Creaven became frustrated at the lack of options for their patients that were both safe and affordable methods to whiten teeth.

They could not see anything on the market that catered for these needs that they could support. That’s why they created Spotlight Whitening -  a safe, easy and effective whitening system, used in the comfort of your own home.

6 steps to whiter teeth

To celebrate World Smiles Day Spotlight Whitening are sharing with us 6 easy ways to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Read their top tips below:

1. Brush your teeth (and tongue) twice a day

Brushing is the only effective way to reduce plaque build-up and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. We recommend brushing for three minutes, even if your teeth feel clean after one! You also need to replace your toothbrush every 3 months. Bacteria loves to grow and build up here and it is the number one cause of bad breath. Mouthwash and mints will help mask this of course, but if the bacteria are alive on the tongue it needs to go to avoid tooth decay!

2. Flossing is not a myth

Flossing is something that some of our patients think is a bit of a myth but in fact it’s one of the key things that makes a difference. Brushing your teeth is only half the battle for keeping your teeth and gums healthy. Flossing once a day is a great way to remove plaque in those hard to reach places. We would say flossing is more important than mouthwash!

3. Always use oral care products

Look for products that contain fluoride and casein phosphopeptide as they reduce plaque build-up, strengthens your enamel, and help make teeth more resistant to acid attacks, and prevent tooth decay. Mouthwash is a great way to fight bad breath but be sure it doesn’t contain alcohol. Alcohol is a drying agent and will reduce or eliminate saliva, which we need to keep our mouths fresh and flush away any bad bacteria.

4. Try to avoid staining your teeth

Consuming dark coloured liquids such as tea, coffee, and red wine contain tannins which leaves stains your teeth. If possible, drink these through a straw (an environmental friendly one, of course!) and if all else fails, you could always invest in our Teeth White Pen – it’s very easy to use, it actively dissolves stains, and it’s a staple in our handbags.

5. Be wary of whitening fads

Have you ever heard of a dentist recommending charcoal or baking soda to whiten your teeth? No, of course not! Try avoid using anything “gritty” that sticks to your teeth like baking soda or charcoal – yes, they can remove stains – but these are abrasive meaning that they act like sandpaper and damage the tooth’s enamel in the process!

6. Remember to have regular check-ups

You should visit your dentist for a dental exam at least every 6 months. Dental check-ups are just as important as any other health care check-ups & screenings. Remember if you are an anxious patient don’t let this stand in your way of visiting your dentist, as they are here to help you not hurt you! Many dental issues are treatable and can be avoided if they are caught at an early stage. Dentists can identify problems quickly and prevent them from becoming more serious – so book your check-up today.

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