When you look in the mirror and smile are you completely happy with the smile looking back at you?
Apparently, four out of five people in the UK are unhappy with their smile, and 20% of us are so unhappy that we hide our teeth when being photographed.
Are you happy with your smile?
Whitening products for teeth date back to the Middle Ages. But the ancient procedures, in which the teeth would be filed down and bathed in nitric acid, quickly led to extensive tooth erosion!
The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot repair itself.
Did you know?
Research conducted on behalf of the British Dental Health Foundation also revealed that over a quarter of the population admitted to not brushing their teeth even once in 24 hours and around 1 in 7 people said they did not clean their teeth for more than two days! Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation says “anyone who regularly skips brushing their teeth morning or night is storing up oral health problems for the future such as tooth decay and gum disease – the biggest cause of tooth loss”.
Four golden rules for good oral health:
• Brush for two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
• Clean between your teeth daily
• Cut down on how often you eat or drink sugary foods and drinks
• Visit us regularly, as often as recommended.
If you are overdue for a dental check-up or have any concerns, please give us a call and book an appointment. Let us help you to enjoy healthy teeth and gums for life!