• Salami, spinach and mushrooms: What to eat for good dental health
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    Yahoo Style UK

    Salami, spinach and mushrooms: What to eat for good dental health

    Oral health isn't just about brushing and flossing.

  • Is grinding your teeth while you sleep more serious than you think?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Is grinding your teeth while you sleep more serious than you think?

    6 million Britons grind their teeth when they sleep

  • Doctor Warns Too Much Sparkling Wine Could Give You A 'Prosecco Smile'
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    Doctor Warns Too Much Sparkling Wine Could Give You A 'Prosecco Smile'

    The sparkling Italian wine has enjoyed a resurgence in the UK, with sales up a staggering amount in the last few years. Dr. Mervyn Druian, of the London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, has warned that the combination of its high sugar content and carbonic acid is leading to sensitive teeth, damaging our enamel and pulling them out of our gums. "Women especially enjoy prosecco but unlike wine, which you often have with a meal, it is very easy to just keep sipping prosecco and have a few glasses without noticing," he said.

  • Chrissy Teigen Wears a Night Guard for Teeth Grinding (So Sexy — Seriously!)
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    Maggie Parker

    Chrissy Teigen Wears a Night Guard for Teeth Grinding (So Sexy — Seriously!)

    Teeth grinders, rejoice! It’s officially sexy to wear a night guard! That might not have been Chrissy Teigen’s point when she shared of video wearing hers, but that’s exactly what she proved. The model shared a selfie video on Snapchat and Twitter on Wednesday in which she models her clear retainer. Of course, Teigen does look super sexy, even if night guards aren’t the sexiest accessory.

  • Have we been brushing our teeth all wrong?
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    Marie Claire Dorking

    Have we been brushing our teeth all wrong?

    Use a hard toothbrush, brush your teeth in a circular motion, mouthwash is a waste of time! There is plenty of confusion surrounding oral hygiene, so when it comes to looking after our pearly whites we sometimes don’t know whether all our flossing, rinsing and brushing is actually doing any good. Commenting on the findings Dr Mervyn Druian co-founder of The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry said: “We always recommend soft bristles to our patients for both manual and electric toothbrushes, as it’s the most comfortable and safest choice. Yahoo Style UK drafted in the dental experts to bust some typical tooth brushing myths and get the real truth about our toothypegs.

  • Lush’s new solid mouthwash is basically an edible bath bomb
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    Alice Sholl

    Lush’s new solid mouthwash is basically an edible bath bomb

    When someone talks about Lush, us rookies of the cosmetics store probably just remember the days of them selling bath bombs and sparkly soap.

  • Teeth Shaming Is Real — And Here’s Why It Needs to Stop
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    Teeth Shaming Is Real — And Here’s Why It Needs to Stop

    Chinese Olympic swimmer Sun Yang was mocked on Twitter for not having straight teeth. Here's why some people don't have perfect teeth and why teeth shaming needs to stop.

  • This Woman’s Reaction To Teeth Whitening Is Pretty Terrifying
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    Alice Sholl

    This Woman’s Reaction To Teeth Whitening Is Pretty Terrifying

    When 18-year-old Abbie Kilbride got her braces removed, she figured she’d make the most of her newly-revealed teeth by getting them whitened. But after a session with a woman recommended to her by friends, it all started to go horribly  horribly wrong. 

  • Eat Your Way To A Brighter Smile: 10 Foods To Whiten Your Teeth
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    Marie-Claire Dorking

    Eat Your Way To A Brighter Smile: 10 Foods To Whiten Your Teeth

    You won’t want them within three feet of your new white, spring jeans (unless of course they’re the new stain-free variety we reported on this week), but though they might ruin your clothes, strawberries are actually surprisingly good at whitening your teeth. “As strawberries contain malic acid (natures natural teeth whitener) they can gently remove the surface stains that make your teeth look dark and aged,” says Sandeep Senghera, Head of Dentistry for Whatclinic.com. “Strawberries also have the added benefit of ellagitannins, antioxidants that can help reduce stain-attracting bacteria and inflammation in your mouth,” adds a spokesperson for premium teeth whitening toothpaste brand, BlanX.