Smile it is almost Summer

Why should I care about my smile this summer?

It seems we really notice a person’s smile. Don’t worry about being in the gym for an extra hour, invest in a smile plan instead. And here is why, a survey done by Invsiglin found out that ¾ of us rate a person’s smile to be hugely important when considering whether to date someone or not. And a massive 50% of us feel that the look of your teeth reflects how much pride someone takes in their appearance.
It seems we perceive people with great smiles and straight teeth, to be more successful and wealthier. With all this positive connotation that comes with a good smile it is worth thinking about how to improve you smile this summer.

What can I do to improve my smile?
There are many ways to improve you smile, a good oral health regime can be very beneficial to giving you a confident smile. Below are some quick tips to improving your smile.

Quick Tips:
– Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. For at least 2 minutes.
– Start inter-dental cleaning, use tepe’s or floss to clean in-between your teeth.
– Chew sugar free gums, it stimulates saliva that can reduce dry mouth and dental erosion.
– Visit your dentist as often as they recommend.
However if you wanted to do something a little bit extra you can always ask your dentist about cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whiting.

Should I get tooth whiting?
Staining can occur on people’s teeth due to lifestyle and diet factors or even just age can make our teeth go darker. Here at Parkway we use the Colgate Maximum whiting to gradually lighten your teeth.
Teeth whiting must be carried about by a dental professional, your treatment here at Parkway will be carried out by a dental professional. For more information check out our website.

What if I do not improve my oral health?
Oral health is linked to your improved smile. Poor dental hygiene can lead to gum disease and this in turn has been linked to serious health issues from pneumonia, colon cancer, strokes and heart disease.
Good oral health is very important in keeping yourself healthy and happy. So improve your smile this summer.

For more information check out the British Journal for more information of the figures used, click here. 


2 thoughts on “Smile it is almost Summer

  1. I’d love to read a blog about Halloween teeth care. Keep in mind that there are very few parents that will not let their kids eat candy so what do you reonmmecd for those of us who are going to enjoy a lot of chocolate in the near future? Are there any products that might help make brushing and flossing more fun for my kiddos or get more gunk off their teeth? What is the worst candy/ best candy for their teeth for them to eat? And finally, do you have any suggestions of what else they could do with their candy (ie: I’ve heard of doing science experiements on the candy, sorting, weighing, giving them to homeless shelters???)? Thanks!

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