The Dental Trend That Will Never Catch On
It’s safe to say that a lot of us would quite like whiter teeth. Even the most crooked pair of teeth look better if they’re a shade whiter. It’s no surprise that social media platforms like Instagram have become the prized place for influencers and celebrities to rave about the latest whitening toothpastes and treatments. And, you wouldn’t be alone if you’ve gone on to Google these at-home dental products. More recently another trend has taken hold on Instagram, rainbow teeth.
Yes, you read that correctly. It’s an unusual dental trend, but people really are painting their teeth pink, green, blue, you name it. There’s even a brand selling various shades of tooth polish to make matching your teeth with your eyeshadow or outfit effortless. The hardy formula doesn’t wash off when you eat and drink, but it can be removed when you brush your teeth with your usual toothpaste.
It’s a far cry from whitening treatments and it’s still a relatively niche trend as far as social media is concerned, but only time will tell if it goes mainstream, especially with the up-and-coming party season. So, what about those of us who are keen to brighten our pearly whites?
Balance the bleach: If you’re looking for a dramatic difference in whiteness, it is better to visit your dentist as the mouth guard will fit your teeth perfectly. This prevents any chemicals from leaking out into your gums and causing sensitivity. In terms of at-home whitening kits, EU regulations are much stricter than the US, and for good reason. Overuse of harsh chemicals can cause sensitivity and in some cases gum disease.
Dr Ginger Coconut Oil Teeth Whitening Pen takes a different approach and is free from sulphates and parabens. Instead it utilises the natural whitening powers of coconut oil and all you have to do is brush the formula onto your teeth. The results are subtle but noticeable over time.
Invest in your tools: We’re regularly told that electric toothbrushes are better and while they do make the job easier and require less effort on our part, as long as you brush properly, both manual and electric are good enough. Some might even say that pressing and scrubbing too hard with an electric toothbrush can cause more damage. Whether you opt for manual or electric, spend a good two-to-three minutes, twice a day, cleaning your teeth.
Don’t overlook flossing: You brush your teeth twice a day, but do you floss? It’s the recommendation every dental hygienist dishes out, but a lot of us don’t take it on board. Flossing gets rid of any bacteria and plaque build-up in those hard-to-reach places. Truthbrush interdental brushes help to detoxify and freshen up your mouth.
While embracing all of these tricks won’t result in shiny white teeth overnight, it will certainly help improve your oral hygiene, remove any stains and brighten your teeth a shade or two over time. And let’s face it, that’s much better than blue or pink teeth.