3 expert tips to upgrade your smile this summer

The sun’s out – and it’s showing up everything that the winter gloom could hide, from dusty carpets to less-than-bright teeth. Time to call on celebrity dentist Dr Uchenna Ukoye for advice…

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The warmer weather of summer is usually a pretty good reason to smile for most of us, whether you’re going away on holiday or not. And with all holiday photos, staycation snaps and good old selfies of the season, you’ll probably want your beam to be gleaming.

So how can you make the most of your smile without spending a fortune on professional whitening treatments? Try these three simple tips from celebrity dentist Dr Uchenna Ukoye…

1. Upgrade your toothpaste

When enamel erodes and tartar builds up, our teeth lose that shine that sparkles in the light. Celebrity dentist Dr Uchenna Ukoye suggests swapping to a shine-enhancing and whitening paste like Oral-B 3D White Luxe Perfection Toothpaste. Advanced stain-dissolving microbeads reduce layers of stains on your teeth, so you can achieve 100% stain removal in just three days.

2. Upgrade your toothbrush

It’s been proven again and again that switching to an electric toothbrush will remove more stains than manual brushing. But with so many options on the market, it can be difficult to know which one to pick.

Created after six years of research and 250 patents, the Oral-B iO™ range is a great pick. Oral-B iO™ represents a new era of brushing technology, design and experience that delivers a Professional Clean Feeling Every Single Day. Compared to a regular manual toothbrush, they are six times more effective at removing plaque along the gumline for 100% healthier gums in just one week and whiter teeth starting from day one. They’ve even won an esteemed Red Dot Award 2020 for their ‘state-of-the-art technology’ and convenient functions that have been ‘thought out in detail’.

Choose from the top of the range iO9, the iO8 or the iO7 to suit your needs and your budget.

To retain the optimum performance from your toothbrush, it’s important to replace the brush head at least every three months. For sparkling freshness, go for Oral-B iO Ultimate Clean Toothbrush Head Refills. Or if you have a sensitive mouth, try Oral-B iO Gentle Care Refill Heads as the soft bristles are gentle on gums.

3. Illuminate your skin

A healthy summer glow and a radiant complexion is one of the best complements to a dazzling smile – and will make your teeth look even whiter. For a natural-looking tan, try swapping out your normal moisturiser for Olay Complete Every Day/Night Sunshine, which has a subtle sunless tanner in light or deep formulations, as well as SPF15 sun protection, nourishing vitamins and 24-hour moisturisation.

What are your tricks for making your teeth look whiter?
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