Your pearly whites will have been put through their paces during the festive season, with mince pies, chocolate coins and mulled wine on tap. So when it comes to choosing your New Year resolutions, why not show your teeth a little TLC?
Here are some toothsome New Year resolutions to keep you smiling throughout 2016:
#1 Invest in an electronic toothbrush
The Sonicare DiamondClean sonic toothbrush will whip your oral hygiene routine into shape: polishing away seven times more plaque than a manual toothbrush and whitening teeth in just one week!
Brushing is a breeze, thanks to sonic technology, diamond-shaped bristles and five brushing modes. Choose from ‘clean’, ‘white’, ‘polish’, ‘gum care’ and ‘sensitive’ for a personalised brushing experience and a sparkling smile.
#2 Smile with confidence
If you don’t like your teeth, and find yourself trying to hide your smile when a camera comes near, help is at hand. We can design a bespoke smile makeover to suit your budget using the latest cosmetic dental techniques.
#3 Floss your teeth every day
If you struggle to clean in between your teeth every day then you’ll be happy to hear that the Sonicare AirFloss makes the tiresome job of flossing a joy! Microburst technology creates microdroplets of air and water, which help to remove plaque from between your teeth in just 30 seconds.
Clinical studies have shown that the Sonicare AirFloss removes 99% more plaque biofilm from between your teeth than just brushing with a manual toothbrush. Fun and practical in our (slightly biased) opinion.
#4 Switch out sugar
Great oral hygiene is all about good habits, and that’s why we regularly share nutritional advice with our patients. We all know that sugar is bad news for our teeth but trying to go cold turkey is easier said than done.
But what if you could indulge without the decay? Well you can with the help of The No-Sugar Desserts and Baking Book by Ysanne Spevack. Discover delicious sugar-free recipes that will satisfy your sweet tooth and your dentist.
#5 Quit smoking
The dangers of smoking are no secret: bad breath, cavities, gum disease, stained teeth; not to mention lung, throat and mouth cancer. What’s more, smoking can mask the signs of dental disease, so you may not even be aware of the damage that’s been done.
It’s never too late to quit though – and you’ll find a host of resources available to help you. Take the first step and talk to your dentist or GP, or for more information, visit http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/smoking/