The Buzz

Are electric toothbrushes better than manuals? We all know they look better?that slick state of the art little appliance on your bathroom bench, so sexy – but are they better? The truth is that powered toothbrushes have proved to be up to 25 percent more thorough at getting rid of plaque than manual ones. They are a feasible option because a battery operated one can cost not much more than an expensive manual. Rechargeable ones are more expensive, but the writing is on the wall. They are designed to get rid of the plaque and they do. Maybe it’s time for you manual users to upgrade?Sharing

This is a disaster area. Three words. Don’t do it. Research has proven that it can spread very harmful germs such as hepatitis C. Apart from not sharing your brush, you still have to replace it every three months. Loads of germs build up in there after a while and it’s a good opportunity to get a new colour!

When Whiter is Better

That celeb smile is something we can all have now. Tooth whitening is the perfect way to upgrade your smile and your appearance at the same time because it will not damage the surface of the tooth. Power or laser lightening is another area all together. It is a procedure that is much more expensive. Just like agreeing to pay a lot of money for anything, it’s a good idea to get a quote before you start on the treatment.

Even though there are take-home whitening kits, it’s really something that is best handled by a dentist. Some dentists warn that some brands may contain mild acids that can be abrasive and cause ulcers and gum damage if not used correctly. Whitening is not as simple as it seems. It involves science, time and money. The dentist should do a detailed examination of your teeth before they commence. A consultation is the way to go when it comes to whitening up.

I Hate Dentists

Most of us have a morbid fear of that visit and it’s funny how images from Marathon Man (with Lawrence Olivier and Dustin Hoffman) seem to plague us as we wait in the waiting room. We imagine the worst and quite frankly, having someone fiddle around in our mouths makes you feel pretty vulnerable. If you are really scared, then there are some practices who recognise this and will cater to your needs. Take a recommendation from a friend whose opinion you trust. Most dentists realise that the patient does not enjoy the experience of the visit, but what would we do without them? Just like the eyes, the smile is a sign and you want to give out the right signal – one of brightness and good health. A healthy set of pegs can change your appearance have you turning heads because of the attractiveness of your smile.

Tooth Cleaning Spa

It’s no secret that preventative action helps you avoid the dreaded drill and a professional cleaning is something you should invest in at least once a year. Clean Smile, Australia’s first tooth spa is based in Sydney’s CBD. The very experienced, friendly and professional dental hygienists not only clean your teeth thoroughly but also give you up-to-the-minute information on ongoing oral care plus the latest on tooth whitening and cosmetic services. Treatments are conducted in a calming, spa-like environment fitted out with impressive state-of-the-art equipment and to help keep you relaxed and entertained, you can choose from dozens of latest release DVDs to watch during your visit. Call Clean Smile on 02 9232 2112 for more information.