Top tips to keep teeth in a healthy condition for you and your family
Got to admit it s battle to get the kids brushing their teeth twice a day, I've even had the dentist to have a talk about how important it is too brush your teeth. So it’s no surprise that a survey of 2,000 adults by Careway Pharmacies revealed that one in five parents don’t have the time to oversee their children cleaning their teeth for the recommended two minutes, twice a day.
Parents also admitted that when it comes to their own teeth, more than two thirds brush for less than two minutes and only 15% are aware of the long term health issues associated with poor dental health, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and strokes.
With many people rushing around from dawn until dusk, it can be difficult to make sure a full two minutes of teeth cleaning is fitted in, but Careway has some top tips for maintaining terrific teeth and a special “Two Week Tooth Challenge” designed to help you look after your smile!
So Careway challenged me and the family to take their 2 week teeth challenge in a bid to put the experts to the test and brush up on our dental health. They sent us a special teeth cleaning pack which included:
So I started of the challenge with a plaque disclosing tablets. Took a plaque disclosure tablet and crushed it between my teeth and spread the liquid around my mouth. Rinsed my mouth out with water and as you can see the red plaque bits are stained bright red. I actually was quite surprised with the amount of plaque that was in my mouth as I brush 2/3 times a day.
After the 2 weeks is up, I took another plaque disclosing tablet. Check out the results in my before and after picture! I'm shocked!