5 Chic Autumn Smile Tweaks for Healthy Teeth

Make that smile shine with these five expert tips

Celebrity dentist Dr Uchenna Okoye offers her expert guidelines for keeping your pearly whites healthy and maintaining a dazzling smile


Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and so you want to make sure it’s a dazzler.

Dr Uchenna Okoye is the Clinical Director of London Smiling Dental Group and one of an elite group of dentists with membership in both the American and British Academies of Cosmetic Dentistry. She’s also the Oral-B Smile Director, so who better to help you brighten your smile? Here she shares her top five tips:

1. Have a diamond polish

“Many dentists now offer what’s called a diamond polish, which is one step up from a regular hygiene treatment. Think of it as a deep exfoliation for your smile: your teeth are jet-washed with crystals to blast away surface stains, and then they are sealed for a bright, shiny, glowing smile.”

We recommend: at home try the Oral-B Genius 9000 Electric Toothbrush RRP £280.00 with the 3D White head, which mimics the special polishing cup dentists use to clean your teeth.

2. Switch to a light-reflecting toothpaste

“Using a toothpaste with a shine action will reflect the light for more shine and glow.”

We recommend: Oral-B 3D White Luxe Glamorous Shine RRP £4.00, which removes up to 90% of surface stains in just five days.

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3. Chew sugar-free gum

“During the summer season when you’re likely to be drinking more acid-eroding cocktails and fizzy drinks, chew a sugar-free gum in between meals, which creates more saliva in the mouth. Saliva reduces tartar build-up and keeps your teeth clean for longer.”

4. Brush your teeth before you go out

“It’s often assumed that the last brush of the day is the only one that counts. But when you are going out and likely to consume foods and drinks that may stain your teeth, brushing first will create a seal on teeth and clean away tartar and plaque, which can absorb stains.”

We recommend: finish with a rinse of Oral-B Pro-Expert Mouthwash RRP £5.00 for extra protection and fresh breath.

5. Use jewels to help you sparkle

“Go for chic jewel tones like deep purples in clothes and make-up, which will set off your smile and make teeth appear brighter. Stay clear of muddy light tones and brown lip colours”

Have you used Oral-B to keep your smile bright? Let us know your favourite product in the comments section below, or on our tried and tested page.

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