10 Everyday Reasons To Smile

Monday, February 20, 2017

Loooooong time, no blog! I cannot believe that this is my first official post of 2017!

January was a super busy month for me - I had two HUGE university deadlines to meet and complete, alongside being pretty snowed under with my internship - If you're ever missing out on the Clarke Couture touch, head over to The Gypsy Shrine blog; the face and body cosmetics company specialising in all things glitter! I've been contributing to the blog and so if I'm ever lacking in content here, there's always another read from me ready and waiting over there! On the whole, January for me has been a month for detoxing and refreshing both my mind and body for the year ahead. I've kickstarted myself back to the gym and I've even gave my wardrobe a much needed clear out. I just made a Depop account where I will be sharing some stuff for sale, if you're interested in grabbing yourself some bargains you can check my shop out here.

In today's post, I've partnered up with the team at Sensodyne to share with you 10 every day reasons for you to smile and with Sensodyne's wide range of oral care, you will be looking for any and every excuse to show off your pearly whites. Ranging from 'daily care' to 'pronamel' protection, as the number one dentist recommended brand for acid wear; Sensodyne has your teeth's best interests at heart, with a product available to solve any and all sensitive issues. 

I personally have suffered with sensitive teeth for around a year now and it actually took me the longest time to realise just what was causing the issue. My teeth suffer with hot and cold sensitivity, therefore when an item of food is too hot or too cold this causes a pain in the root of my tooth to flare up. It doesn't even have to be food, sometimes moving from a cold environment to a hot environment can affect this too. 

The enamel is the white, mineral rich protective layer of our teeth that protects the dentine underneath. Although the enamel is in fact the hardest substance in the human body, it can be weakened over time and erode. This is caused through acid erosion from eating and drinking acidic foods such as fruit juice, fizzy drinks and even salad dressings! I am probably one of the biggest Ketchup fiends you will ever meet. I have it on near enough everything, my teeth however, are not thanking me for it. Yellow and dull enamel can be a sign of acid erosion as when the weakened enamel is worn away, the more yellow dentine layer underneath becomes more visible. 84% of UK dentists are currently seeing enamel erosion in adults on a weekly basis! Therefore it is SO important that we begin to look after our pearly whites properly because when I last checked, having yellow teeth has never been a turn on! 

Flouride helps to protect teeth from decay whilst also strengthening and re-hardening your tooth's enamel. Sensodyne Pronamel features an optimised fluoride formulation, delivering an increased fluoride update at your tooth's surface. This actively helps to strengthen acid softened enamel, making your teeth healthier, stronger and better protected against further effects of acid erosion.

I have spent the past month trialling the Sensodyne Pronamel range and I couldn't be happier with the effects it has had upon my teeth. My teeth feel much cleaner and fresher for longer and my sensitivity has improved SO much! I find less often now, that I am having to root around in my bag for chewing gum to help cope with those painful sensitive flares which plagued me at least once almost each day. 

The Pronamel range consists of the Pronamel toothbrush*, with its flexible gel pad that holds the brush bristles, providing a far more effective clean. Sometimes, brushing too hard can wear down tooth enamel but with the Pronamel brush you are able to effectively clean in all of the hard to reach places whilst feeling assured that the microfine bristle ends are gentle on your tooth's enamel. 
The toothpaste* itself has a unique formulation which helps minerals penetrate deep into the enamel surface, actively strengthening the enamel whilst providing additional cavity protection. With its cleansing mint flavour, my teeth feel refreshed with a feeling which lasts for a good hour of my morning! Since using Pronamel my teeth have additionally whitened which has given me so much more confidence to laugh and smile more. I have always felt quite conscious of my teeth, I don't particularly feel like I suit smiling with my teeth on show but since using Sensodyne I am showing off my pearly whites every chance I get! 

Lastly, for a full clean the Pronamel mouthwash* works just like the toothpaste by helping to protect your teeth against decay and re-hardening the tooth's enamel. Using both products will help to further reinforce this protection, providing you with extra clean and healthy teeth. With its fresh mint taste, your teeth will be left feeling as white as they now look!

And now thanks to Sensodyne, I am always smiling.. And here's why you should be to:

  • Morning coffee (Or tea, if that's more your thing! There's nothing greater a big cup of coffee on a Monday morning to get me fuelled ahead for the day. 
  • Your job. Although those early mornings don't always appeal to us, even on the best of days, not everyone in the world is fortunate enough to have access to a job or an education. I currently work for free but it's the experience that counts, it's invaluable and for that I am very grateful.
  • Friends and family. It's super soppy but I don't know where I would be without my friends and family. My friends help my long days at uni seem so much more bearable whilst my family have always been there to support me through both thick and thin.
  • 'Me time.' Whether it's doing my makeup in the morning or taking half an hour out of my day to do a face mask and read a magazine, being able to switch off from social media and have time to myself each day keeps me sane.
  • Morning texts. My phone is my daily morning newspaper I swear.
  • Music. I genuinely could not cope with my morning commute to uni without my earphones in. What's on your playlists at the moment?! Leave me some recommendations in the comments below!
  • Fitness. Whether it's a walk in the morning or a gym session, I always feel so much more refreshed and positive towards my day after cleansing my body with a good workout! 
  • Your senses. Nature and the world truly is a beautiful thing. To be able to wake up, go outside and see, smell, hear and touch the world around you truly is something special.
  • Simply making it through each day.
  • My pearly whites. And thanks to Sensodyne I'm confident enough to show them off each and every day!

To discover whether you have any signs of sensitive teeth, you can take the Sensodyne online check up test here. It's quick and does not require you to sign up to anything! The test will help to outline the triggers causing your sensitivity whilst providing some information on what may be the best toothpaste for you to be using.
Until next time,

What makes you smile each day?

DISCLAIMER: This post has been sponsored by Sensodyne UK. Any products marked with an asterisk (*) have been sent to me for review. All opinions however, are my own.

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