Friday, July 20, 2012

protect your smile!

 
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There’s often a large focus on the importance of physical health, but dental health is just as crucial. Whilst it’s undoubtedly true that we take our teeth for granted, many don’t realize that the damage done through poor dental hygiene and neglect is practically irreparable. How then, do you best protect your smile and prolong the life of your teeth?

One thing you should definitely consider – if you haven’t already – is replacing your old manual toothbrush with an electric model. Tests have proven that certain electric toothbrushes are more effective at removing plaque than manual ones. They also have a rotating or vibrating head, providing a large amount of cleaning action with little movement needed from the user. Using an electric toothbrush can significantly reduce gum problems – including gum disease or gingivitis – in as little as four weeks.

There are a huge variety of electric toothbrushes available, and those with so-called oscillating heads – which rotate in both directions – are especially effective, “hugging” the tooth as they brush to make sure it’s cleaned from more than one side. They are particularly useful for people with limited movement, such as the disabled or elderly, who find that using a normal toothbrush does not allow them to clean thoroughly. Electric or battery-operated toothbrushes can also be better for children, as they may be inclined to brush more regularly due to the novelty factor.

The big advantage of electric brushes is that they do lots of the work for you, and have timers which let you know exactly how long to brush for (two minutes is the recommended minimum). The trick is to use then correctly. The most common mistake is to use them like you would a normal toothbrush. Instead, simply place the brush head against each individual tooth and let the lovely little oscillations and pulsations do the rest. Easy!

Whilst there are a whole host of brands and models available, K&Co's Philips Sonicare range is definitely worth a look. The patented dynamic cleaning action of a Sonicare brush drives fluid deep between the teeth and along the gum line, helping flush out the plaque that can cause tooth decay.

Brushing manually in the 21st Century is like hand-washing instead of using a washing machine. The technology is there, so why not make the most of it and enjoy the benefits it brings?



Hope you are all doing well!

xo Shannon

33 comments:

  1. thanks for your comment shannon!
    dental health is really important!
    thanks for sharing :)
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  2. Very important one beautiful smile!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  3. thanks for your lovely comment dear... and thanks for this post because is really important to take care of our smile, kisses

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  4. I really want nice looking teeth. I was just born with crooked and battered teeth, which sucks but they are white and clean which is the main thing.. :)
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  5. that´s really cool post! nice teeth is so important:)
    have a lovely weekend
    xx chris

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  7. Great, and informative post:)
    xo
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  8. My biggest fear is to loose my smile!
    Great post Shannon!

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    Anastasia

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  9. I yet know that :) but great post :D:D:D

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  10. great advice and you have beautiful smile
    btw pretty blog, can we follow each :)

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  11. Great post!. However if I would hand an electric toothbrush to my grandma I´m sure she wouldn´t even know how to hold it ... ! jajaja

    Cheers sweetie!

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  12. Nice post. I still prefer normal tooth brushes. I don't like the buzzing in my mouth and the size of electirc brushes.

    X, Ancia
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  13. Hey, I switched to electric a year ago and I love it! Nice post

    xx
    meinmode.blogspot.com

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  14. following you! hope you follow me aswell:0
    great blog!
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  15. Amaazing blog and I really love it.

    Very nice photos :))



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  16. Couldn't agree more! Smiling right now! xoxo

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  17. you have a beautiful smile! i always heard that manual is better for you then the electric

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  18. great post hun,enjoy ur weekend x

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  19. me and my bf were just talking about this the other day!! it is definitely something most of us don't take the time to think about enough!

    -Jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  20. You make a good point, I think it's time for an upgrade. ;)

    Hope you're having a fab weekend!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  21. Very informative post! I just switched to electrical toothbrush too! Thank you!
    Kisses,
    -Tina
    http://2petite.blogspot.com

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  22. well-written post! electric brushes are definitely the way to go!

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  23. Having a healthy smile is such an important thing, you're right!
    Kiss dear

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  24. I'm totally obsessive when it comes to brushing my teeth! Electric toothbrushes are the best :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend! :)

    ♡jilly
    sorelle in style

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  25. Wups, I guess I need to get an electric one straight away after reading this! :)
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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    I just found your blog and I really love it
    check my blog if you want

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    xoxo from Greece

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