When I was a little girl, I was very ill and as a result I had to take a lot of antibiotics. When my adult teeth grew in, they were stained from the effects of this. Very few people would believe that as a child I was teased for having what looked like cornflakes stuck on my teeth – because my teeth these days are very white and well looked after. As a teenager, in the days before Google (yes there were days before Google), I remember researching how to make my teeth whiter and healthy. I used to dip my toothbrush in baking soda before adding toothpaste, watching as over time my teeth slowly became whiter.
These days, we do have the gift of Google, but we also have the gift of electric toothbrushes and high quality dental care. Which is where the wonderful people at Philips come in! They have invented the Sonicare range, which covers all ages from young children to adults. In any good brushing regime, there are three key stages.
I know that this is the bit that most people miss, but it’s a fact that it can add 6.4 years to your oral health longevity, so it’s important. Philips have made this super easy with the Philips AirFloss which will clean your whole mouth in less than 30 seconds (come on, you have 30 seconds to spare, right?) and helps to improve gum health in just two weeks.
I remember my first electric toothbrush. I loved it. My teeth became whiter and brighter almost right away, and I in turn became more confident. Brushing is something that we all do, but probably don’t do well enough. We need to brush for two minutes, twice a day!
The Sonicare FlexCare+ makes it easy to do this, with a built in timer. This electric toothbrush is safe to use on braces, as well as non-braced teeth. Due to the sonic technology, it can keep your teeth fresh and white. There are five different modes, including a gentle mode and a gum massaging mode. The kids version is seriously cool as well, with a coaching mode and a series of interchangeable stickers to keep them interested and excited about brushing.
The third and final step is, of course, to rinse.
Swish some mouthwash around your mouth, making sure you push through your teeth to ensure that anything left behind is washed away and then spit. You can also use mouthwash before brushing to soften up plaque.
Tongue health is also important, and if you have a healthy tongue it is likely that you won’t have any side effects such as bad breath. Philips have a range of tongue brushes that fit on your toothbrush, as well as a tongue spray that you can use for a quick refresh.
So there you have it. Here’s my advice to keep your teeth healthy, fresh and pearly white. Philips have a great range to make it easy and convenient to do so. Add years to your life and feel confident to show the world that great smile!
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