At the beginning of a new year, we make resolutions in the hope that we will become better, healthier, more attractive versions of ourselves. We vow to go to bootcamp five times a week or to resist the office donut run. We set out to finally write that novel or renovate the house we bought over a decade ago. But what about our teeth? How can we get a smile makeover for 2019?
If you have sensitive teeth, eating ice cream can be more pain than pleasure. Suffering from sensitive teeth is extremely common – it’s estimated that around half of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives. So, if you are tired of wincing with that first scoop of raspberry ripple, what can you do about it? Well the good news is that there are many ways that you can reduce or eliminate sensitive teeth.
Blame it on Hollywood or The Only Way is Essex, but teeth whitening has never been more popular.
Over the years, our teeth can lose their gleaming white sparkle. The usual culprits are tea, coffee, red wine and smoking, but plaque build up and age are also factors, with teeth naturally yellowing as the enamel thins.
Dental clinics offer bleaching treatments, but if you’re looking for a more natural – and cheaper – option, it’s worth checking out some of the new whitening products on the market.
At Wimpole Street Dental, near Harley Street in London W1, Dr Richard Marques BDS is an expert at treating all types of wisdom tooth pain.
Why do wisdom teeth cause problems?
Wisdom teeth usually develop in teenagers and young adults. They grow right at the back of your mouth, one in each corner – four in total.
Get The Right Five A Day
Fruit sugars mean tucking into a bowlful can cause problems. But pick the right salad and you can keep your teeth gleaming. Strawberries and apples both contain malic acid, which is a natural tooth cleanser, says dentist Dr Richard Marques, of Wimpole Street Dental.