These bodies we inhabit are made of fragile stuff, and in order for them to last, it’s imperative that they’re properly cared for. Case in point: your teeth.
Proper dental care is the key to graceful ageing. Did you know over half of Brits* say the first thing they notice about a new person is their smile? Well, it’s true, and as the ageing process kicks in, poor oral hygiene can become harder and harder to hide.
The solution? Step up your daily dental care routine. Together with Colgate, we’ve outlined some essential oral hygiene tips to help you get older with a pearly white smile on your face. So get your toothbrush at the ready and let’s begin.
A dazzling white Hollywood smile: the holy grail of dental hygiene. People are so desperate to achieve a glowing grin that they’ll go to almost any lengths in the hope of achieving one. However, before you go having a perfectly healthy set of teeth ground down into little stumps and fitted with veneers, why not first consider the less drastic alternative of simply stepping up your toothpaste game?
Colgate Max White Expert Anti-Stain toothpaste is specially formulated to tackle deep stains and leave teeth whiter from the very first brush. The advanced dual-action formula uses hydrogen peroxide to whiten your smile – the same whitening agent that can be found in many professional whitening treatments – while dentist-recommended levels of fluoride keep your teeth healthy at the same time. The result? Your whitest, brightest, healthiest smile, right out of the tube.
Refine Your Brushing Technique
As anyone who’s ever played a round of golf with their boss will no doubt agree, someone can have all the best tools for the job, but if their technique isn’t on point, it’s all for nothing. This same logic can be applied to your dental hygiene regimen, which is why developing good brushing habits is so important to a healthy smile.
Many people simply give the outside of their teeth a quick scrub and call it a day. However, in order to get the job done properly, it’s important to spend time brushing the insides and the chewing surfaces, too. Work your way around using small circular motions and aim to spend no less than two minutes on the whole process.
But brushing should not just end at your teeth (yes, seriously). Giving your tongue a good old scrape may sound gross but it’s actually far more disgusting not to. No matter how thoroughly you brush, bacteria can and will remain on your tongue, where it will multiply and blight you with bad breath throughout the day.
The good news is many toothbrushes, like the Colgate 360° Max White One manual toothbrush, help remove surface stains and the polishing bristles assist in cleaning those hard-to-reach places. It also features a cheek and tongue cleaner to remove odour-causing bacteria and give you maximum whole mouth freshness. All you have to do is add in a quick post-brush scrape as part of your daily…