A beautiful smile ‘needs upkeep’
Maintaining a perfect smile and healthy teeth may need a little extra help, according to reports.
The Open Press claims that a combination of home care and professional maintenance are key to prolonging the effects of cosmetic dental treatments.
It advises that people should avoid too much alcohol or snacks, use a gentle toothbrush and protect teeth with a mouth guard during sports.
However, according to Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Dr Steven Goldy, professional upkeep "is the answer", especially if people have had extensive bonding work.
He explained that it is important that people ensure a hygienist cleans their teeth between two and four times a year to keep a smile healthy.
Open Press claims: "a beautiful new smile can pay off in terms of improved social relationships and career prospects."
The Sun reports that a third of the population are unhappy with their teeth and only a quarter are happy with their smile.
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