Top tips for a kissable smile

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, it is the perfect time to give your smile a once over to ensure that you are kiss ready! The appearance of your teeth is one of the first things someone will notice about you and is as important as your hair and outfit when making a good first impression.

Here at College Dental Surgeries, we asked our dentists to give us their 5 top tips for a kissable smile and this is what they said:


  1. Visit us here at College Dental Surgeries regularly

It may seem obvious, but you would be amazed how many people delay and avoid attending for their regular routine dental appointments. By making time for your regular dental appointments, you can ensure that any problems are identified early and treated quickly.

Hygienist appointments help to ensure that you keep your teeth clean, white and healthy for a lifetime.


2. Avoid stains

Any food or drink that can stain your clothes has the ability to stain your teeth. Smoking can also cause staining and make your teeth appear darker. Foods and drinks that may stain your top, also have the ability to stain your teeth.


3. Pay attention to your whole mouth

It is very important that you focus on your whole mouth. You should brush your teeth, for at least two minutes twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and use interdental cleaning aids to clean those areas that brushing alone misses. This will help to ensure that you keep tooth decay and gum disease at bay, making your teeth brighter and whiter. A mouthwash containing antibacterial agents can also help to kill bacteria that make your breath smell unpleasant. It is also important that you exfoliate and moisturise your lips and skin to keep your whole appearance looking bright.

4. Chew sugar free chewing gum

Chewing sugar free gum after meals helps to return the pH level of your mouth to normal, reducing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease and freshening breath.  


5. Cosmetic dentistry

You may not have time to get anything extensive completed before Valentine’s day, but you could get a smile makeover, teeth straightening or veneers booked in ready for the summer so you have something to be excited about, even if you can’t smile about it just yet!

So, if you would like to make sure your smile is kiss ready, call College Dental Surgeries on 01622 752340 and book an appointment today.