Neglect your teeth at your peril – you’re unlikely to win hearts or get that job with a bad smile.
Well cared for teeth mean self-confidence and self-confidence increases your likelihood of success when looking for a partner or a job. Life will be tough if you can’t smile romantically across the table when dining by candlelight. And if you’re concentrating on only opening your mouth as little as possible the whole time, you can’t concentrate on what to say.
The mouth is the most erotic part of all – and freely visible to everyone: shape, line, lips, shaped in a slight smile, teeth shining through.
But what happens when the mouth is wide open and, instead of seeing naturally beautiful and healthy teeth, there are fillings, discoloration, spaces filled with plaque or a dark gap in the row of teeth?
It’s not an inspiring sight. Eyes, winking and twinkling, skin and hands, naturally toned and well cared for, humour, sometimes black, sometimes affectionate, and the right outfit, that’s all well and good – if the teeth are, too.
Yes, oral care is more than just preventing caries and periodontitis.
Many people are aware of it: oral care, self-confidence, eroticism, success, they’re all linked.
That’s why there’s a lot of brushing going on. But many people make mistakes that have serious consequences: they brush their teeth with too much pressure and with toothbrushes that are too hard, using toothpastes that contain harmful substances. And they use the wrong technique: scrubbing, back and forth at full force. Then, with the same force, they scrunch dental floss over their gums.
The result of these mistakes: brushing damage, exposed necks of the teeth, and receding gums.
Top tip: relax. Stop brushing and scrubbing. Start dancing. This is more fun and is more successful. Put on some South American music – salsa, samba, anything like that – and then pick up the right toothbrush and toothpaste and let the music and your rhythm do the work.
Let the brushing movement come from your hips, circle your pelvis and use this very same motion to move your toothbrush over your teeth using, small, gentle circular movements.