Smiling is contagious. I love it when someone smiles at me – it makes my day. Whether it’s a big positive smile or a cheeky little grin, smiling can do wonders for our self-esteem and our overall appearance. Grinning gives off positive vibes and does so much to spread happiness, so it’s important that we look after our smiles. I’m off to the dentist for my bi-annual check-up and a clean at the hygienist for that exact reason. It’s so important to look after your gum health and oral hygiene, so if you haven’t been for a while, this is your friendly reminder to book an appointment!
Annoyingly, many of the things we consume on a daily basis stain and discolour our teeth, the main culprits being coffee, tea, red wine and smoking. Fortunately, there’s something we can do to try to maintain our pearly whites for as long as possible. Obviously and most importantly, we need to remember to brush our teeth twice a day, preferably using sonic power. Never underestimate the power of flossing every day, and make sure you make regular visits to your dentist. Ok, nag over!
Beyond the basics, there is some terrific tech out there designed to help you get the whitening-impact you’re looking for. Now, personally I’m not after that blinding-white gleam that some celebs are rocking at the moment, but I would like to go a few natural-looking shades whiter. That’s why I was so interested to hear about two clever scientist sisters who were educated at Oxford and tasked themselves with inventing a system that could whiten teeth from brushing alone. Charlotte and Lauren, founders of LAB Life + Beauty, have developed the LED Teeth Whitening Toothbrush, which combines professional LED lights that activate the two-step Cleaning and Whitening foams, designed to gently polish your teeth, reducing the natural build-up of plaque, bacteria and surface stains, while working to help whiten your teeth.
I’ve been using the LED Teeth Whitening Toothbrush and can really sense a difference – my teeth feel so clean. You can use this innovate brush without a water source due to the active foams it comes with – perfect for holidays where you can’t drink the tap water or for when you’re on the go. As far as whitening is concerned, I have seen a slight difference, though I think it’s best to use the brush for longer to see a real impact.
And check out my before and after selfies!
So remember, when you’re smiling, the whole world smiles with you!
Until next time!