Our teeth naturally discolour as we get older and if we smoke, then we exacerbate that process. Did you know that a third of smokers have, on average, at least three ongoing dental issues? Staining occurs when the particles from certain foods and drinks, known to cause stains, pass through outer surfaces of the tooth and accumulate in the enamel. The usual culprits are coffee, tea, curries, berries, beetroot and wine.
It’s that time of year again when we find ourselves being bombarded by adverts of perfect couples enjoying their perfect Christmas and New Year in Derby. We know that nobody can actually be that perfect, but that doesn’t stop many of us from feeling insecure about the parts of our bodies we hate. For a lot of people, their most imperfect feature is their teeth. Read More…
Teeth which look healthy will naturally make us look more attractive. Think about the teeth of your colleagues. Out of all of them, who has the worst teeth; the least attractive smile? If you’re bringing a face to mind, it just goes to show you that we do remember a set of unattractive teeth. How do you feel about those teeth? Would it make you more or less likely to employ or befriend them?
Smile studies have shown that generally we’re more likely to be drawn to and captivated by an attractive smile consisting of clean, white teeth. We’re more likely to employ staff who have nice teeth and we’re more likely to reject somebody with unattractive teeth as a potential partner.
Although the modern methods of teeth whitening available in Derby have only been developed in recent times, the practice of brightening teeth has been around for over 4000 years. Ancient Egyptians used to use pumice stone ground up with vinegar to whiten their teeth, while the Romans used urine! Barbers in the 17th century were paid to apply acid to the teeth of their customers, while at the beginning of the 19th century, excessive fluoride was used to stain teeth a lighter shade.