While most of us turn to beauty products and anti-ageing creams to keep ourselves looking youthful, there is one feature that is easy to overlook – teeth. Dentists have revealed that your teeth can actually make you look older, especially as they erode over time.
Experts at UltraDEX reveal the top dental issues and how to prevent them…
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Dentists have revealed their top tips for a youthful smile
Teeth enamel eroding over time and causing sensitivity
A glass of orange juice, wine or gin and tonic could well be the culprit of your enamel erosion. To avoid wearing down your tooth enamel, drink through a straw and wait an hour after consuming acidic food or drink before brushing your teeth.
Chipped or cracked teeth
To prevent cracks on the surface of your teeth, avoid chewing hard foods – you should also stay away from eating very hot and very cold foods at the same time. If your teeth are already showing signs of wear and tear, visit your dentist and follow a good oral hygiene routine.
Some of the worst perpetrators for stained teeth are coffee, tea, wine, berries, fruit juice, cola, soy sauce and curry. If you consume these beverages or foods, have a drink of water afterwards. Try the UltraDEX Recalcifying and Whitening range, which not only lifts organic stains, but also eliminates dental plaque and creates a strong enamel shield.
Receding or inflamed gums
The best way to prevent gum recession is to take good care of your mouth. Avoid vigorously scrubbing your teeth back and forth. Brush in a gentle circular motion at a 45 degree angle twice a day, floss and rinse with an alcohol-free mouthwash.
Nothing’s worse than a gaping hole in your smile for adding years to your appearance. The best way to avoid a toothless smile, gum problems and tooth decay is to visit the dentist regularly and maintain a comprehensive oral hygiene routine.
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