Why Water Flossing Is The Latest Beauty Obsession

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Beauty trends come and go but every now and then something awesome arrives on the scene that is sure to stick around for a long time. Water flossing is one of those trends. If you haven’t heard about it before then get ready to start hearing a lot about it. You see it’s the quickest and easiest way to give your pearly whites a professional clean without needing to visit your dentist. 

Determined to find out what all the fuss was about I decided to put one of these fancy gadgets through their paces. I’ve always been a stickler for clean teeth and in my pursuit of the perfect pearly whites I’ve tried just about everything from braces when I was a kid to teeth-whitening strips and super-charged electric toothbrushes. But nothing has been as effective (apart from the braces of course) than water flossing. 

Not only are water flossers easy to use but they leave your teeth looking and feeling super clean. Winning! 

In recent years a white smile has become one of the most sought after beauty accessories. We’ve all been chasing that perfect Hollywood smile but let’s face it, none of us want to pay a celebrity price tag to get it. And that’s where water flossing has really taken off.

The Waterpik Water Flosser (the model I’ve been trialing) uses pressurised water to remove plaque and any other nasties (like those pesky chia seeds) lurking deep between your teeth and under your gums. It gets into spaces that your regular toothbrush and standard floss simply can’t reach. And the best part is it’s FAST! It only takes a minute a day to give your teeth a thorough clean and at the end of you you’re left with a fresh, sparkling, clean-as-a-whistle mouth.  

While there are a few water flossers on the market I’m a fan of the Waterpik Water Flosser because first and foremost it does a great job and because it’s really compact so doesn’t take up much space in my bathroom. Gotta love that! 

What I’ve only recently realised too is that our overall health is actually linked to our oral health – who knew? After doing a bit of research it turns out our mouths are actually a gateway to our bodies so no amount of superfoods can negate the effect poor oral hygiene has on our overall health. Interesting huh? It kinda makes the idea of a bright, white smile more important than ever before really. 

The only thing that’s made me really annoyed is that I didn’t have one of these cool devices when I had braces all those years ago – it would have been a complete game-changer. 

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Above: The Waterpik Water Flosser.

 

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Above: The Waterpik Water Flosser comes with six different cleaning attachments.

 

Take a look at my new beauty fave in action in the short video below. 

 

LIPSTICK TRICKS TO AMP UP YOUR SMILE

The right lipstick shade is a quick way to fake a megawatt smile but there are a few tricks of the trade to keep in mind.

  • Always opt for blue-based reds as they tend to cancel out any yellow tones and make your teeth look super white.
  • Brown shades never do teeth any favours as they tend to highlight any discolouration in your teeth.
  • Dark berry shades are your friend as they offer that much-needed blue base and provide a stark contrast against your teeth.
  • Orange-based reds may well be enjoying a bit of a beauty comeback but they will always make your teeth look a tad yellow.
  • Be careful with lipsticks that are too shimmery. A little bit of gloss can work wonders but too much will make your lips look paler than your teeth. 

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Above: Three tried-and-tested reds guaranteed to help you fake a megawatt smile. Lancome L’Absolu Rouge in Absolute Rouge, MAC Ruby Woo and NARS Jungle Red.

 

 

WIN WIN WIN

To help supercharge your smile we have a Waterpik Water Flosser, valued at $245 to give away to one lucky Insider.

To enter to win simply tell us in the comments below why you’d like to win then click HERE to subscribe to our free weekly Insider updates. By the way you can unsubscribe at any time if you change your mind – it just makes it easy for us to contact you if you win. If you’re already a subscriber then great – you only need to comment below.

Everyone who has commented and subscribed automatically goes in the draw to win. A winner will be announced here on Thursday 10 March 2016.
 
Good luck!
 
 

WINNER ANNOUNCED

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter to win. We’re thrilled to announce the super lucky winner is:
 
Natalie Robinson
 
Huge congrats Natalie! Please email your contact deets to win@thestyleinsider.co.nz and we’ll get your prize on its way out to you pronto.
 
Enjoy!
 

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