Did you know that National Smile Month runs from May 14th to June 14th? As the song goes 'You're never fully dressed without a smile' and for me, this is so true. A smile can cross so many barriers and will instantly endear me to a person. Just last week, I noticed a hen party in Dublin airport - they all looked amazing - immaculate hair and makeup, stunning clothes, preened to within an inch of their lives but not one of them had a smile on their face and it was the one thing that wouldn't cost them any time or money but would have made a huge difference! For me, a smile makes everyone much more attractive so when I was asked if I wanted to celebrate National Smile Month with Janina, I jumped at the chance!
I go to my dentist for a check up and scale & polish every six months because I once had an abscess on a tooth and I never want to go through that pain again! Prevention is better than cure, as they say. I have never been quite brave enough to have my teeth professionally whitened as they are quite sensitive, but a side effect of Rifampicin (a drug I took daily for 22 months) is staining of teeth so I like to use whitening products to try to remove the stains.
I have featured Janina products on the blog a number of times previously and what I really love about them is that they use natural ingredients to whiten the teeth so I don't need to worry about that sensitive, stinging sensation that accompanies a lot of whitening products. Bromaine complex is made up of fruit enzymes (from pineapple and papaya) and this is key to all Janina products.
The Ultra White Maxiwhite Professional Teeth Whitening Pre-Filled Trays are so easy to use and results can be achieved in 5 days. I have used these in the past and again 2 weeks ago on 5 consecutive days for 35 minutes per day. I place a tray on my upper teeth and lower teeth and leave them to do their thing (whilst praying that nobody comes to the door while I have them in!). Afterwards, I brush the excess off with my toothbrush and then rinse with water. They are ideal for removing surface staining from products such as red wine or curry! They're ideal for a quick fix for a special occasion as they really do life the teeth by a few shades!
On a daily basis, I use Janina Ultra White 24K Gold Toothpaste. This is the latest addition to the Janina range but I have used some of their other toothpastes previously and I like all of them. On their own, they aren't enough to whiten the teeth but they do help them to look a little brighter and this particular one helps to reduce gum inflammation due to the colloidal gold it contains.
Janina products are available to purchase from Boots and are currently reduced by 25%
Do you like to use whitening products? Are you a smiler?
Thanks for reading!