Spring Clean Your Smile & make teeth brighter!

Tips for the perfect smile from a dentist to the stars

In time for National Smile Month, top dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye shares her five must-dos for teeth that shine!

Cosmetic dentists like Dr Uchenna Okoye can vouch for this, as she sees the rich and famous walk through the doors of her prestigious London “dental spas”, where they pay thousands for the perfect set of pearly whites.

However, as Oral-B’s smile director, Dr Uchenna is also willing to share her advice with Beauty Recommended’s readers so everyone can also achieve brighter, whiter teeth.

Here are her top five tips.

1. Don’t rinse after brushing

Fluoride needs to be topped up frequently. My top tip for keeping teeth healthy for longer, then, is that it’s best to spit rather than rinse after brushing your teeth to ensure the fluoride stays in your mouth for longer. This is especially important for the night-time brush so it can protect your teeth while you sleep.

2. Drink through a straw

When drinking dark drinks like soda or iced coffee, my tip is to drink them through a straw to avoid staining your teeth. If you have any kind of professional whitening treatment you should avoid dark drinks altogether for a few days after as your teeth will be more porous and susceptible to stains.

3. Eat bright

For keeping teeth white, eat a bright diet as much as possible. This means trying to avoid dark foods and eating crunchy vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and celery and apples, as these foods actively help to clean and protect your teeth. Remember anything that will stain a white T-shirt will stain your teeth.

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4. Eat strawberries

Make the most of strawberry season. Strawberries are not only a great source of antioxidants, which are great for the skin, but they’re renowned for keeping teeth whiter because they contain malic acid, an enzyme that encourages saliva production, so you naturally rinse your mouth as you eat.

5. Do a DIY whitening routine

For visibly whiter teeth, I recommend using Oral-B 3D White Luxe Glamorous Shine Toothpaste RRP £4.00 [LINK TO: https://www.supersavvyme.co.uk/beauty-recommended/beauty-products/product/oral-b/oral-b-3d-white-luxe-glamorous-shine-toothpaste] with Oral-B Genius 9000 Rechargable electric toothbrush RRP £280 [LINK TO: https://www.supersavvyme.co.uk/beauty-recommended/beauty-products/product/oral-b/oral-b-genius-9000-rechargeable-electric-toothbrush]. The electric toothbrush perfectly complements the toothpaste to combat plaque build-up, prevent the development of tartar, and remove surface stains – leaving behind a beautiful, gleaming smile.

‘Absolutely love this toothpaste. The taste is great and long lasting and I really have felt and noticed a difference in my teeth. They now seem so smooth and shiny and bright. This is definately a regular on my shopping list now.’

‘This is my first electric toothbrush and I LOVE it, I would never go back to a regular toothbrush, my mouth and teeth feel so much cleaner.’

For more tips on keeping your smile gleaming, check out our article, Top tips for a brighter, whiter, #nofilter smile

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I have an Oral tooth brush and I use Oral B tooth paste.; I only buy Oral B Whitening tooth paste now 3 D white is the best . would not use any thing else now. Love the way it makes my mouth feel nice and clean .

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Apples are only a healthy food when they are fresh in season. Apples flown around the world and months in cold storage have lost all the quercetin and vitamins so they are a ball of sugar, acid and a little fibre. Not good for your teeth.

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