AFFORDABLE STEPS YOU CAN TAKE TO GET A BEAUTIFUL SMILE:
- Try avoiding foods like coffee, sodas, or fruit juices like Red Wine that are highly acidic as those will wear down teeth enamel, in addition to damage and staining! Using a straw to sip these beverages can reduce some amount of strain on your teeth, however it's best to avoid them more often than not.
- Go for a teeth whitening system out there that's safe AND effective: Sparkle White's Professional Teeth Whitening system @ a 90% savings with my code: BeautyCloset28 . This means you get a system that's worth over $100 for just $28- watch years of stains be removed :)
- Make sure to utilize all the tools at your disposal: toothpaste and mouthwash are a great start, but don't forget about floss! This makes a HUGE difference in tooth and gum health. If you're not into floss, another great alternative are DenTek's Floss picks- check out my review of this product and MORE from DenTek below!
- Stick with a quality toothbrush- this does NOT mean though, that you have to spend tons of cash to get a decent one :) There are a few good ones out there that are even electric that are worth trying, however do remember that you also get what you pay for and making sure you have an excellent toothbrush is where you want to start to get good teeth and gum health.
- Drink plenty of water! Frequent consumption of water will help cleanse teeth and stave away tooth decay and when it comes to tap versus bottled water, the verdict is in: it's better to go with tap believe it or not, as it tends to have the recommended amount of fluoride. Bottled water however does not, as it usually contains little or none at all since the fuoride levels are not monitored from the source of the water! :/
BONUS PRODUCT REVIEWS:
Fresh & White Silky Whitening Floss Picks
These picks from DenTek are absolutely a dream to use and they won't snag on your teeth or cause discomfort. There's a textured pick on the opposite end of the floss pick that allows for easy removal of plaque and food as well. You can even use the main part of the tool to gently clean off your tongue too, which makes this floss pick a win-win for me! At just under $4 for a pack of 75, it's an affordable way to clean teeth well and without irritation. The "Sparkle Mint" flavor is a nice added touch as it leave your mouth tasting and feeling fresh :)
Floss Picks + Case
4 pack $2.49
Want to freshen AND clean breath while on the go? You can take these anywhere you want as they fit in almost any small space and are a cinch to open and use! The "Mouthwash blast" flavor is great too and not overpowering or unpleasant which means you get the added bonus of fresher breath along with cleaner teeth. Each case comes ready-to-go with 6 picks in each case that are pre-loaded into small fun-colored containers that snap well into place to keep your pics clean and safe.
JUST FOR FUN:
These floss picks from DenTek are really made for kiddos, however they're just super fun and can be something the whole family enjoys. The scrubbing floss on these picks does makes them a bit less-gentle than the Fresh & White versions I reviewed above, but they are still an excellent choice. They are easier for smaller hands to use and have a "Wild Fruit" flavor that even though I really liked it, I could see this being something that may not be a preference for some adults. The added advanced fluoride coating and fun shapes and colors make this product and excellent choice to encourage the entire family to enjoy keeping their mouths healthier!
WANT TO HELP THE ENTIRE FAMILY KEEP A HEALTHY SMILE?!
Want a cute way to hygienically store your child's toothbrush? This is a perfect choice and it won't break the bank either ;) There are suction cups that come with the toothbrush cover and allow it to stick to your mirror or glass with ease. To use the panda, simply open up the belly and place the toothbrush to his back and the cover closes around it in just a few seconds! When it's time to clean teeth, a little pull towards you will release the brush easily as the belly opens up. Not only will your kiddo's toothbrush be stored safely, but it will receive proper ventilation while also protecting it from grime and dirt :)
Looney Tunes Kids Toothbrush
Super cute and quality toothbrushes from DenTek will make you AND your kids smile! These well-made toothbrushes don't cost an arm-and-a-leg and gently clean teeth with soft bristles! These are great for any age of kiddo, yet pleasing to adults as well since you know it's made from a top-notch brand like DenTek :)
Looney Tunes Kids Toothpaste
This toothpaste is great-tasting and the perfect companion to the Looney Tunes toothbrush mentioned above! Put these 2 together to make the perfect gift for any child or to get your own geared up and ready for back-to-school :) Anything that encourages my entire family to keep a healthy mouth and gums is something I want to be a part of and this product lets you do just that and do it affordably!