Reach out to Scarlett London to hear first hand about her dental experience.
TePe has refreshed it's shades this year - to help inform patients about the sizes/colours in the range. The smaller sizes also have a translucent tip to encourage bending from the neck rather than the wire.
It never has to be too late to protect your smile - just reach for TePe Interdental Brushes and these will help you smile for longer. Available from dental practices, supermarkets and chemists throughout the UK and Ireland. Always seek the advice of a dental hygienist first before you try.
To help prevent teeth staining opt for the clear coloured drinks - and once in a while you can indulge in a white wine too (over 18's only).
MYTH - ‘I need professional work to get perfectly white teeth!’ The market is full of teeth whitening products, treatments and apparent ‘quick fixes’, but these are often very harsh on the teeth and gums. Always see a qualified dentist or dental hygienist to make sure you are getting the correct whitening treatment and advice, but there are also natural ways that you can achieve a glowing smile. Reducing your intake of coffee, tea and red wine, eating food high in malic acid such as strawberries and using toothpastes that target stain removal are all a great way of achieving natural pearly whites! It may be hard to reform a habit, like how often you drink red wine, but if you do, your teeth will surely thank you for it!
MYTH - ‘I’m young, I don’t need to worry too much about flossing’ If you want to make sure your teeth stay healthy into older age, the best way is to look after them well. Proper tooth care should start when you are young, and using floss or Interdental Brushes, such as TePe, is a great way to clean the 40% of the tooth’s surface that is missed when just using a toothbrush. Cleaning in between the teeth helps clear debris and plaque that builds up over time, preventing gum disease and tooth loss.
MYTH – ‘The harder and more vigorously I brush the better!’ While teeth themselves are strong, they're surrounded by gums, which are made of soft tissue. To brush effectively you need to clean along the line where the gum meets your teeth, but brushing with too much pressure (or with too firm a toothbrush) can do more harm than good. It can damage the gums forcing them to recede and expose the root surfaces. The root surfaces are not protected by enamel and are therefore much more sensitive to changes in temperature and tooth decay.
TePe’s Clinical Head of Education, Elaine Tilling, has busted the top myths when it comes to caring for our oral health so we can all strive to make our teeth last a lifetime. MYTH - ‘If I am thorough, it doesn’t matter if I don’t brush for the full two minutes’ Research has shown that two minutes is the optimum time for brushing your teeth, allowing you 30 seconds on each quarter of your mouth. If you don't give yourself enough time, you may be leaving behind a build-up of bacteria that can lead to gum disease and tooth decay.