Get Yourself A Healthy, Dazzling Smile
We all want a glorious set of teeth to show off to the world when we smile, but for some people, the bright white pegs seem like a pipedream. Many people suffer from discoloration, wonky teeth, or problematic gums. Visiting the dentist or orthodontist regularly is the best way to deal with any of the major problems, but the health and beauty of your teeth can be achieved at home. Here’s all you need to know.
Try to use fluoride toothpaste
Toothpaste has come a long way over recent years, and fluoride toothpaste has fast become the favorite for adults and kids. It’s proven to strengthen the tooth enamel, meaning that teeth are less sensitive, and less prone to decay and cavities.
Develop yourself a brushing routine
Making sure you brush your teeth for two minutes, thoroughly, and twice a day is the best way to ensure tooth problems are kept at bay, and your smile is healthy and bright. Make sure you wait until at least half an hour after eating to brush your teeth, as enamel is softer after food, so you’re more likely to wear it away. It’s also good to get into the habit of brushing your tongue and flossing between teeth every day as well. Try to ensure you brush every tooth thoroughly, not just your front teeth. Yes, they’re the ones you want to be shiny and bright, but cavities are more likely to occur on forgotten teeth right at the back of your mouth, so make sure they all get the love.
Eat and drink smart
Food and drink are the main causes of tooth problems after a poor brushing routine. Sugary and starchy foods can cause cavities and tooth decay, and many other foods can cause staining. If you want the white smile, avoid things like tobacco, red wine, and coffee, which can all cause your teeth to become discolored. A healthy diet full of leafy greens and lean protein is the best way to ensure healthy gums and white teeth, just remember to floss as part of your personal hygiene routine.
Treat problems as the occur
Rather than letting problems develop into something dramatic, treat them as they come up. Keep a well-stocked pantry, and you’ll find that many of these remedies for abscesses, canker ulcers, and teething pain can be made at home. Otherwise, saltwater rinses, antibacterial mouthwash, and topical gels can help to keep most gum and tongue related issues at bay.
Visit the dentist regularly
Your family dentist should be your best friend. They’re not there just to look after your teeth, but your whole mouth’s hygiene will be monitored, including gum disease. Gum disease can start as bad breath and bleeding gums, but it can progress to tooth loss and even bone damage, so it’s best to keep on top of it. Regular trips to the dentist will stop anything progressing into serious problems, and they’ll also be able to advise on your brushing routine and general dental hygiene too, so it’s well worth the money.
It’s all about brushing, flossing, and eating well, and you’ll have yourself a healthy, beautiful smile you can be proud of.