The pressure of a white smile
(NC)—In an age where photos are constantly being shared, pinned and tagged online, no one wants a bad photo of themselves floating in cyberspace.
According to a recent study by Crest and Oral-B, 55 per cent of Canadians who have used at-home whitening strips did so to increase their self-confidence and to feel more comfortable smiling in pictures. It's no wonder then, that 86 per cent of us say that a smile is essential to a person's overall appearance.
Here are some tips from Dr. Tamo, a consulting dentist for Crest and Oral-B, on how to keep your smile white, bright and healthy:
• If you often enjoy drinks that may stain your teeth like coffee, wine or pop, consider using Whitestrips to whiten your smile.
• Quit smoking. It may be easier said than done, but smoking stains your teeth and as we all know, is bad for your health.
• Visit your dentist regularly to check for cavities and gingivitis.
• Always brush, floss and rinse daily.
• Keep an extra toothbrush at work to keep your teeth clean and your breath fresh throughout the day.
More information is available online at www.facebook.com/CrestCanada.
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Source: For the study, a national sample of Canadian Adults 19 to 65 years of age was randomly selected from TNS Canada's Internet research panel and invited to complete an online survey. In total, 498 Adults completed the questionnaire between November 6 to November 12, 2012.
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