There is nothing as beautiful as a shiny white smile. Yet many of us fail to give our teeth the attention they deserve - or are unwittingly brushing our them in the wrong way. Failing to do this properly can lead to a build up of plaque - which causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease. And gum disease - known as gingivitis to dentists - has been linked with other health issues including including heart problems, kidney disease, diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Just yesterday, scientists revealed a link between harmful bacteria in the mouth and pancreatic cancer - thought to be cayreleased into the bloodstream.
A simple smile can help you recover faster from stress, reduce your heart rate, and even boost your mood. So, if you're not confident in that grin of yours, you could be missing out on some major benefits. The solution, however, is simple: Invest in some great oral health care products. For a limited time, you can save on 20 different toothbrushes, flossers, and teeth whitening kits to get a healthy, glowing grin all season long. In a relationship or have a roommate? For a limited time, you can snag the set, along with 10 extra brush heads and two travel cases for just $54.95 (regularly $249).
Artificial intelligence that can predict your every move, high-tech sensors, flashing coloured lights and an in-built charger. No, this isn't the latest sports car dreamed up by Silicon Valley wizards. It's the latest all-singing, all-dancing electric toothbrush – the Oral-B Genius X – which uses the same technology as that behind driverless vehicles and robots that diagnose diseases. The gadget can give users a new insight into their brushing habits, even down to the pressure applied on each tooth, makers claim. Oh, and it costs an eye-watering £340.
Good news: Tooth decay and other dental problems are on the decline. If you're over 20, there's a 91 percent chance you've had at least one cavity; by the time you're middle-aged, some of those will have rotted and fallen out of your mouth. Brushing your teeth, just like mom told you. Good dental hygiene doesn't require a fancy electric toothbrush, but dentists commonly recommend them because, let's be honest, you suck when it comes to brushing your teeth. You don't brush for long enough.
Not to underestimate the $5 brush sitting on your sink, but electric brushes have been proven more effective in removing plaque and improving gum health than traditional brushes. And since you technically only have one set of teeth, you ought to invest in the best gear to take care of them. To help you make the best investment, here are nine oral care options on sale that can give your chompers some extra TLC. You know how you feel refreshed after a visit to the dentist? This electric toothbrush (featured back in January) can also give you that feeling, thanks to its effective, yet delicate cleaning action with 8,000 oscillating dynamic movements per minute.