Six Tips for the Perfect Summer Smile


With summer just around the corner, there are plenty of reasons to smile. It’s also the perfect time to think about your dental health and how to make sure your teeth look their best. We’ve listed six easy tips below.

  1. Professional Teeth Cleaning

Usually, everyone will benefit from having their teeth professionally cleaned every six months, and it’s one of the easiest things you can do to protect your oral health and ensure you can smile confidently. We carefully remove all plaque and tartar buildup during your professional dental cleaning before gently polishing your teeth. It’s a treatment that helps reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease while ensuring your smile looks it’s sparkling best.

  1. Drink Plenty of Water

The body consists largely of water, so it is essential to remain well-hydrated. Instead of reaching for sugary juice, soda or dehydrating alcoholic beverages, ensure you have a refillable bottle of water nearby so you can drink water regularly throughout the day. Water helps ensure you can make plenty of saliva, and it helps rinse away leftover food particles and bacteria, helping to keep your breath fresh.

  1. Eat Healthily

A healthy diet ensures your teeth, gums, and jawbone have all the nutrients they need to fight infection and disease. Make sure you avoid foods and drinks high in sugar and instead make the most of all the wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables available at this time of year.

  1. Keep Up-To-Date with Your Dental Work

If you know you have a loose or crumbling filling or need a new crown, or have one or two missing teeth that could do with replacing, get in touch with our dental practice. We can create your custom treatment plan and will work closely with you to ensure you get the dental care you need to protect and preserve your smile.

  1. Stick to a Routine

The summer months can get busy, and it’s easy to forget to brush and floss your teeth regularly. However, sticking to a regular daily routine will help maintain your smile and protect your oral health, ensuring you can enjoy good oral health year-round and not just during summer.

  1. Have a Professional Whitening Treatment

If you are still unhappy with the appearance of your teeth after having them cleaned professionally, ask us about a professional teeth whitening treatment. It is quick, safe, easy and very affordable. Our professional strength whitening products will help lift the colour of your teeth by several shades, sometimes in as little as an hour. Opt for an in-chair whitening treatment if you can’t wait to see the results. Otherwise, ask us about a custom home whitening kit using mouth trays specially created to fit exactly over your teeth. All you need do is wear the trays for several hours or overnight for a couple of weeks to get excellent results. You can almost certainly reuse the trays later on when you need a top-up treatment.