When I was a teenager, I spent two years in and out of the orthodontist with braces. I had to put up with pain so bad I couldn’t eat for days after I had them tightened and cut cheeks from the wires. After that, I vowed to look after my teeth. However, I drink a lot of coffee and I’m partial to a nice can of coke every now and then. This means that my teeth are not their whitest and I could be doing more to protect them.
Why is oral hygiene so important?
Oral hygiene is so important, not only does it keep your teeth looking great but it helps to combat bad breath as well. Working out a decent oral hygiene routine can help you to keep your teeth fresh and clean. It’s not rocket science, all you need to do is find a toothbrush that works for you. Toothpaste and mouthwash are also important, but it’s the the toothbrush that really cleans the the teeth.
Finding a toothbrush that works
I have tried many different toothbrushes over the years and never seem to stick to the same one. I have been using the Colgate Max White toothbrush for the last two weeks which is available at Morrisons or Ocado. It was a bargain at £2.15 so I didn’t think twice about picking it up!
Usually, I find that some toothbrushes can be too harsh on my teeth. I also don’t like the ones that have a large amount of rubber in them. This one, is the perfect balance – it has polishing star in the middle that helps to keep your teeth whiter. The bristles are nice and soft but also feel like they are really giving my teeth a clean. The first time I used this toothbrush, I felt like I’d just been to the dental hygienist!
After brushing my teeth twice a day with this toothbrush, I can honestly say that I have found a massive difference in my smile. I never used to smile with my teeth and now I have been doing it all the time!