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Y our smile is likely to be the first thing that people notice about you, so having a less than perfect grin can make you self-conscious and dent your confidence. The good news is that there is no longer any need to hide away from the world if your pearly whites are not up to scratch. Whether your teeth are cracked, missing, stained or crooked, or if you have gum disease, unsightly fillings or an uneven bite, a good dentist can solve all your problems. From minor, common procedures – such as teeth whitening – to the more complex crowns, bridges and veneers, there are plenty of available options to get your smile sparkling white, as well as perfectly even… 1 WHITENING Dazzling teeth can take years off your appearance and dramatically improve your smile. Your dentist will explain the teeth whitening procedure as part of an initial consultation, then assess your teeth before deciding on the best method. An impression of your teeth will be made so a tray can be created to fit your mouth perfectly. Whitening only works well on real teeth, so if you have crowns or even bridges fitted, they may need to be replaced first. Depending on the severity of tooth discolouration, whitening can take between five and 14 days and – in some cases – even longer. Most of the teeth whitening products contain hydrogen peroxide. The ‘dentist supervised’ kits contain carbamide peroxide, which breaks down to hydrogen peroxide, which then further breaks down to oxygen and water. The oxygen penetrating the tooth makes the tooth whiter. There can, at times, be a degree of sensitivity during treatment, but your dentist will be able to give advice on how best to reduce this. All 2 smiles discover eight of the best dental treatments to fix your gnashers 186 | JUNE 2013 BRIDGES If you have any missing teeth, yet you have good oral hygiene practices, then this procedure could be the answer for you. If spaces left by missing teeth remain unfilled, they may cause the surrounding teeth to drift out of position. Additionally, spaces left by missing teeth can cause other teeth and the gums to become

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013

Editor's letter
Carol's hello
Summer days
Rear of the year
Shades of citrus
Maxi moment
Good for the sole
Razzle dazzle
Swing by the sixties
All shapes and sizes
Steal her look
The swimwear round
A moment with Carol
Beaming with pride
Loose women
Forever friends
What men want
The D word
Fear not
Keep your flirt on
Sex on fire
Culinary classics
Food glorious food
At a pinch
Oiling the meals
Flaming hot
Under the grill
Raise a glass
Water works
Weight-dropping wonders
Tuck in
Home improvements
Holiday hazards
Proceed with caution
Warning signs
Down to the bare bones
Back on track
A sorry sight
20 under £20
How do they do it?
Rewind time
Lacklustre locks?
Pearly brights
Good job hunting
Old timers
The golden years
Cash in a flash
Money guru
Foster the love
Child's play
Easy as 1, 2, 3?
Summertime accessories
Those in glass houses
On the tiles
Home safe home
Savvy traveller
Holiday honcho
Port of call
Here come the girls
It's a numbers game
Book it in
Up, up and away!
Last word

At Home with Carol Vorderman 2013