When I was younger my Mum put such a huge emphasis on teeth. The Britsh have famously horrid gnashers compared to our stateside counterparts so she took me to a swanky Dentist and told them “I want my daughter to have an ALL AMERICAN SMILE”. Only as an adult did I truly appreciate this, It’s the first thing I notice about someone, it affects your overall appearance more than we realise, just look at the before and after’s of celebrity veneers.. the difference is incredible! Of course an artificial smile is not for everyone but there are things you can do to maintain the one you have.
Those of you that followed Vlogtober (my daily vlogs last month) will know I have my share of tooth trouble. Between infections, absesses and the inevitable fillings (I’m a sugar junkie) I loathe trips to the dentist and will put them off at all costs. On my last visit, however he suggested I upgrade my manual toothbrush to the new Colgate Pro Clinical. Having seen the TV ad’s I’ll admit I’d been tempted, it does look quite the piece of kit but now it has dentist approval it is officially on my Christmas list.
He also told me to drop my current ‘whitening’ toothpaste formula in favour of Colgate Total . At this point I was starting to think he may be on commission but I took the sample and it’s nice enough. He informed me that brushing day and night with a good quality electric toothbrush will do more for whitening than these ‘fad’ pastes.. and who am I to argue with a professional? I did have an electric toothbrush a few years ago actually, Lee and I both remarked at the difference but when it died we returned to manual brushing swearing we’d buy another but as with most things we never got around to it. Yes it’s a large initial outlay and you have to buy new toothbrush heads etc etc but if it can keep the drill at bay and my pearlies white it’s totally worth it.
Only since I’ve started filming for YouTube have I really noticed my own teeth and between colour and my crooked bottom row they can really make me self consious, how do you feel about your teeth?
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