When you feel good on the inside, it shows on the outside. One of the first steps to feeling great in your skin is maintaining a healthy-looking smile. Statistics suggest that here in the UK many of us still have far to go when it comes to how we feel about our teeth, with 77% of the British public being discontented with their smile. Here are a few tips on how you can keep your smile looking great in the long-term.
Maintain basic dental dos & don’ts
This may sound obvious but being consistent when it comes to basics like brushing, flossing, and attending check-ups is the place to start if you wish to maintain white teeth. It is recommended that you brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes each time but shockingly, 3 in 10 of Brits brush only once. This might help to explain the fact that 76% of Brits have fillings. Being consistent with your brushing is paramount to making sure your teeth stay white for as long as possible. As your teeth are the only part of the body that can’t repair themselves, they’re well worth looking after.
Don’t skip general check-ups
Many of us are guilty of waiting until a problem presents itself to visit the dentist. In actual fact, we should be visiting the dentist for a routine check-up at least once a year so that any problems can be flagged up. There are many things you won’t be able to spot on your own at home and your dentist can identify problems to stop them developing into the need for serious intervention.
Tooth whitening treatment at St Peter’s Lodge
Tooth whitening is a custom treatment that has rocketed in popularity over the past couple of decades. Easy to perform and producing excellent results, getting your teeth whitened can also work wonders for your confidence if you’ve been feeling self-conscious about your smile. Here at St Peter’s Lodge, your dentist will take the time to listen to your expectations of treatment and create a treatment plan suited to your unique smile.
St Peter’s Lodge are always happy to welcome new patients and value our rapport with long-term visitors to our practice. If you want to book your general check-up with us, please don’t hesitate to contact us.