Gents, you’ll be pleased to read some teeth related advice for you today courtesy of Dr James Russell, TV dentist and Oral-B ambassador. Dr Russel has kindly provided some tips below on how to help your teeth survive the festive period:

1. Too many Snowballs? Don’t forget your toothbrush! Even if you couldn’t resist the lure of the office party free bar, don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes. This is the most effective way to keep your teeth healthy and will help with the lager breath too. To ensure you hit the full recommended two minutes, invest in a power brush with a timer, such as the Oral-B® PC Triumph 5000™ with SmartGuide.

2. Floss that turkey away!! Flossing helps prevent plaque and tartar build up both of which can cause gum disease. Even if you think you’ve fished out all of last night’s dinner, there is likely to be some food left, which only flossing can reach.

3. Vodka please, hold the fizz. Try to avoid too many fizzy drinks this Christmas. Diet, Lite, Sugar free…. doesn’t matter! The real danger of fizzy drinks is the acid, it dissolves the enamel of your teeth making them sensitive, prone to decay and can even make them more yellow.

4. Get me to a dentist! Once the festive season is over, be sure to head to your dentist to check that no long-term damage has been made and to ensure the last pieces of mince pie don’t stay there until next Christmas.

and the report….

  • According to a recent Oral-B report, almost 90% of people will be looking to give and receive practical presents this Christmas.
  • More than 8 out 10 people would rather give someone a present which they knew was needed, with another 83% prepared to spend more on the gift if this was the case.
  • 86% would rather receive a present needed over something which was less of a necessity.
  • The top motivations for choosing a gift were value for money, price and getting something the person really wanted (48%, 58%, 64%).

The findings highlight that people are looking for gifts this Christmas which represent long term value for money and which they know will be used and loved rather than frivolous luxuries.

Top ten most wanted practical presents

  1. Clothes
  2. Cash
  3. Gift vouchers
  4. Underwear
  5. Socks
  6. Bed linen/towels
  7. Power tools
  8. Electric toothbrush
  9. A set of knives
  10. Saucepans

Content courtesy of OralB.