Frame; That Smile!

By Jo Phillips

It has been said that a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear, and if watching rom-coms have shown us anything, it is that this isn’t wrong.

We all know that moment in those films in which the man realises his true feelings and everything in the film slows down and focuses on her smile .  If a smile endears us to another person, why don’t we do more to look after it? After all, most of us watch what we eat, take care of our skin and try to commit to an exercise regime, but for many of us, our dental routine usually pales by comparison.

Electric toothbrushes, while effective for cleaning, usually don’t match the aesthetic of the modern oh-so-trendy bathrooms. Until now.

FOREO apply their stylish and ergonomic approach to the Issa 2. Made from silicone, this waterproof electric toothbrush combines sonic pulses, making it more hygienic as it harbours less bacteria. Its 11,000 high-intensity pulsations per minute create micro-sweeps that effectively and gently clean the teeth and gums with a certain sweetness thanks to the silicone bristles and PBT polymer bristles. Issa brushes last 6 months and holds their charge for 365 days, so you will be smiling all year – unless it’s a leap year that is, but that’s just being pedantic.  Say goodbye to your bleeding gums and do not worry about the battery anymore, Issa 2 is revolutionary and perfectly fits your beautifully designed bathroom.

Ordo use sonic pulse technology in their brushes which means there are 25,000 brush strokes with every two minutes of brushing.  Each of the bristles are individually rounded to create a smooth finish to give a gentle clean and promotes naturally whiter teeth by gently polishing the surfaces. The Ordo Pack includes a soft or firm bristled electric toothbrush in a colour of your choosing and comes with a two month supply of whitening toothpaste, travel toothpaste, portable stand and batteries to get you started. Ordo toothpaste is perfect to strengthen enamel and gently restore the natural whiteness of your teeth, leaving your mouth fresh and healthy. You also have the option to sign up for their flexible subscription plan to receive a refill pack every two months, which you can pause or cancel anytime.

Philips, on of the originators in electric toothbrushes are experts when it comes to dental hygiene and their Diamond Clean electric toothbrush comes in a range of colours to match any bathroom style, either matte black, rose gold or white with a gold or silver trim. It has three weeks of battery life and comes with a USB travel charger. With the bristles adjusting to the shape of each tooth’s surface, you get a truly deep clean that’s gentle on the gums. Its 5 brushing modes (clean, white, sensitive, gum care, deep clean) and its multifunctional button, brushing your teeth will be more enjoyable.




If your drink or food habit has stained that smile, then Diamond Whites’ Home Whitening Kit will brighten it again in less than 10 minutes!  Remove tobacco, tea, coffee, red wine and most food stains from your teeth. All this can be done in the comfort of your own home or on the go, with the whole process taking as little as 10 minutes.

Kit includes:
Easy to use instructions
3 x Non-Peroxide Syringes
Silicon Mouth Tray
LED Light

With the introduction of our new LED Light that will help whiten your teeth, this pack also contains the tried and tested original products that made it famous in the first place.





Lastly if you want to go for a more step by step approach start with a whitening toothpaste.  Colgate Max White Expert Complete is a deep and instant whitening toothpaste. It is professionally designed to reverse years of yellowing and provide an instant whitening effect day after day. It’s unique dual-action formula has the same whitening ingredient that dentists use to remove deep-set stains and an Advanced Brighteners System™ 


While the eyes may be the window to the soul, a smile frames your face. So if you are now investing into up to date tooth equipment then it may be good to get familiar with some good teeth care habits.  This is not all, we have a few tips for you so that you can proudly put a big smile on your face:-

If you have sensitive teeth, don’t forget to avoid extreme temperatures and use lukewarm water when you brush them, make sure to use a desensitising toothpaste so that it acts as a shield by calming exposed nerves.

Don’t aggress your teeth, brush them gently in circular motions using a soft-bristled or electric toothbrush so that you don’t wear away tooth enamel.

To help strengthen tooth enamel, make sure to use a mouthwash high in fluoride but without harsh or abrasive chemicals including alcohol.

The high sugar content and acidity can cause erosion and damage to the enamel, so avoid acidic consumptions, including fruit juices, vinegar and alcohol.

Use a straw when you drink, the liquid will bypass the teeth, then you have a better chance to protect your enamel. Also, remember to wait a least half an hour after eating or drinking to brush your teeth in order to re-harden the enamel because brushing too soon can cause erosion due to acids.

If using whitening treatment becomes uncomfortable, just stick with natural products, such as coconut oil and strawberries, but don’t over-use these.

Lastly, should you want to go down the 100% natural route

Dr Marques Super Strong Teeth Whitening paste, mouthwash and Co-Enzyme Q10 supplements are 100% natural products are the result of a collaboration between Dr Marques and beauty specialists from the USA. The Super Strong Whitening paste and mouthwash provide a natural whitening experience while eliminating gum odour and instantly freshening breath. While the Co-Enzyme Q10 supplements are designed for the strength and health of gums


Never forget that keeping a healthy dental hygiene is the best defence against sensitivity. Brush your teeth twice a day and go to a dental check-up every six months!

You have now all the reasons to smile so put your biggest one on while listening to the classic ‘Smile’ by Nat King Cole.