Everyone wants a million-dollar smile; there is nothing better than flashing a beautiful set of pearly whites. There are several ways you can keep your smile sparkling.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Don’t skip out on your dentist appointments. The traditional advice is to see your dentist for a routine cleaning and checkup every six months. That’s the minimum! Several experts actually advise to see a dentist every 90 days. Your routine appointment is not just about cleaning; your dentist can also spot early signs of disease like cancer.
Don’t Wait Until You Feel Pain
Unfortunately, the early stages of gum disease and cavities are actually painless, so you may not know you are afflicted. Once you wait until it becomes painful, you may have an infection. There are many advantages to getting dental implants.
Yes, we all remember mom telling us to make sure we brushed twice a day! Well, she was right. In order to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top condition, you need to brush two times a day, for at least two minutes each time. In addition to that, remember to brush your tongue, brush the front, back, and tops of your teeth, and don’t overdo it on the toothpaste. And don’t forget to replace that toothbrush every three months!
Floss. Don’t Forget It.
Proper flossing, in fact just flossing in general, is non-negotiable. Some of the worst bacteria hides in between your teeth and the only way to get it out is good old-fashioned flossing. Brushing only removes about 50% of the bacteria in your mouth and those fancy dental picks can’t move around the way traditional floss can. So, if you want to avoid gum disease, get that floss going once a day!
It strengthens your enamel and helps prevent tooth decay.
Veggies. Eat Them.
Poor nutrition can affect many aspects of your health, including teeth. A balanced diet with plenty of veggies can help prevent cavities and gum disease.
If you follow these simple steps, you should have a brilliant smile and healthy teeth and gums!