How to have a date ready smile

Spring has arrived, and dates in quiet, low-lit restaurants are about to be replaced with outdoor activities in the open air and sunshine, which means your gums and your teeth have to be on point. Confidence is key in romance and hiding your smile behind cocktail napkins and glasses of pinot noir just won’t do this season. Fortunately, April is Oral Health Care Month, when Canadians are reminded of the importance oral health and encouraged to look for products that will help us get that radiant, confident smile we all crave. Below are the best products for the dating season:

1. Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Electric Toothbrush
It’s 2019 and about time your toothbrush got the “smart” makeover. Along with 4 modes and 3 intensity settings, this Philips electric brush comes with its own app that helps you keep track of your oral hygiene. The app will tell you which teeth you have brushed, which teeth you have missed, and even which teeth your dentist wants you to pay extra attention to. It also has a scrubbing sensor that tells you when you are brushing too hard, which we tend to do when rushing to get ready for a promising date.

2. Philips Airfloss Pro
The next step in non-string flossing, the Airfloss Pro sends bursts of air mixed with an antimicrobial mouth rinse into tight pinpoints to remove plaque between your teeth. The speed and effortlessness of the Airfloss Pro makes it much easier to build up a habit of flossing. Unlike a water pick, this is a handheld device that you can take anywhere, including the restaurant bathroom for those times when you are 95% certain there is broccoli in your teeth but your date is too polite to say anything about it.

3. Black Pearl Teeth Whitening
While activated charcoal has a bunch of other cool uses (including a poison antidote!) it is catching on as an affordable way to remove stains from your teeth. While other whitening products can take hours, activated charcoal can scrub away stains caused by everyday drinks (like coffee) and foods in a matter of minutes. While it shouldn’t be the only oral hygiene product in your cabinet, it isn’t a bad idea to keep a jar of Black Pearl on hand for those emergency situations.

4. Smart LED Bathroom Mirror
Having a toothbrush that can reach every nook and cranny between your teeth is essential for oral health, but it won’t help much if you can’t see which spots are the problem spots. This smart LED mirror is mounted with two LED light strips that remove the shadows in your mouth stains love to hide behind. The warm and white light settings means this mirror can give your bathroom a crisp light when you need it or a softer glow for when you have guests over, and the de-fogging button will give you a clear image the moment you hop out of the shower.

5. Crest 3D White Whitestrips With Light
This portable kit whitens your teeth with the same blue light technology that dentists use. While wearing cleaning strips that have been upgraded with a new no-slip surface, an LED device lights up your teeth to weaken deep stains and help deliver results that last for months.