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Findings in a recent study, point to presidential candidates’ teeth whiteness as a leading indicator of election success. Analysis of photos taken of presidential candidates during campaign trail showed a direct correlation between how white their teeth were and electability. By adjusting the photos to take age, ambient light and environmental factors into consideration, the study was able to compare the relative whiteness of each candidate’s teeth.
Saliva is incredible stuff and often taken for granted by everyone. People only tend to realise just how important it is to the wellbeing of the oral cavity and the body in general when its flow is diminished! It’s made up of 99.5% water and the final 0.5% is dissolved substances such as proteins, enzymes, gases, waste products. The main functions of saliva are:
The Dangers Many smokers don’t actually realise the huge list of dangers of tobacco use. Only just under a third of smokers realise themselves to be at an above-average risk for heart attack compared with their nonsmoking peers, according to a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association in March of 1999. We all know about the effects of smoking on your lungs, cancer, heart disease and low-birth-weight infants, then the smell and anti-social aspect but very rarely do people realise the huge negative effects it has on your oral cavity.
People are often advised on how to maintain good oral hygiene and especially what not to eat to keep teeth and gums healthy but what about what to eat, to make your teeth healthier and more radiant? Well here at Smile Like The Stars we’ve put our top 10 favourite foods to give you a helping hand next time you’re in the supermarket thinking what’s good for me! Its certainly food for thought… Some foods can partially protect against cavities. Fluoride is a primary protector against dental cavities. Fluoride makes the surface of teeth more resistant to acids during the … Continue reading
It’s the most depressing month of the year, whether it’s the anti-climax after Christmas or the Weather, is January causing you to feel miserable? Well, the best solution to get you feeling happy again is by putting a white smile on your face that grey mood melt will soon melt into sunshine! Your probably thinking how a simple smile can make me feel better, but it is true. When you smile, even a forced one, your body releases “feel good” chemicals called endorphins causing your mood to improve. If even just for a little while, a smile can help relieve … Continue reading
Tips to Stop Bad Breath If you don’t know you got bad breath others certainly will! Most people are not even aware that they have bad breath and it’s often a very difficult and uncomfortable topic to bring up with the person in question. It causes embarrassment and often teasing behind the offenders back and even worse they can be left out of social interactions due to it. Its caused by bacteria situated on the tongue which in time turns into an unpleasant smell hence the breath being far from pleasant. It’s most common in the morning and for most … Continue reading
Have you ever booked a teeth whitening treatment and the company or dentist not performed an assessment of suitability prior to confirming your treatment? We have whitened thousands of people’s teeth where they’ve been referred from friends only to say, well where I had them done before, they didn’t ask me this so why are you!? Even though teeth whitening is a cosmetic and not a dental or surgical procedure, safe guards still need to be taken to ensure that all patients don’t just receive a good level of service but a safe level of service. Below is what we … Continue reading
Who gets the whitest Teeth? As both a dentist and Teeth Whitening Companies are limited to Hydrogen Peroxide of 6% and 0.1% respectively the best results at this strength come from Sodium Bicarbonate which both a dentist and a Teeth Whitening Company can use. Who’s the most expensive? This one’s obvious, you are paying for extra time spent at university (however staff at Smile Like The Stars have MSc’s and BSc’s) but ultimately the huge overheads a dental practice has eg the huge building, the large number of staff and then finally the Dentists top of the range S class … Continue reading
A survey conducted both sides of The Atlantic by The New York Times looked at factors that made the opposite sex appealing to kiss. Forget the pretty face, or lovely lips, over half of the men surveyed stressed that white teeth are a deciding factor for a second date. The survey goes further as one in five (20%) of men interviewed stated they absolutely couldn’t kiss a woman with yellow teeth. So have you ever been put off from kissing someone you really like through yellow or stained teeth? If so perhaps you should consider teeth whitening! No longer is … Continue reading
In 2011 we asked at random 100 of our customers the reason why they decided to get their teeth whitened, and here are the results: Wanted to Look Younger. The side effects of Smoking. Conscious of their smile. To look good as just come out of a long term relationship. Getting married.