Take Pride in Your at-home Oral Care
Achieving a beautiful smile begins with practicing good oral health at home and in the dentist’s office. It is recommended to brush teeth 2-3 times per day and floss once per day. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush that feels comfortable is ideal. It is important to replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
Eating healthy and avoiding sugary foods and drinks is important to at home dental care. Incorporating foods such as celery, carrots, apples, and pears have added teeth cleaning properties. Calcium-rich foods such as milk and cheese are very good for teeth and gum health as well.
Brighten your Teeth with Professional Whitening
Brushing at home with whitening toothpaste and occasionally baking soda can result in a sparkly smile. However, the best and most effective way to brighten and whiten teeth is to visit your dentist for a professional whitening treatment. Professional whitening at the dentist’s office offers the safest and best-quality results of any whitening treatment.
Explore Cosmetic and Destorative Options with a Dentist
Cosmetic dentistry can include whitening teeth, straightening teeth, replacing unsightly or damaged teeth, or filling in gaps between teeth. Cosmetic dentistry should be accessible to all. It is important to consult with your dentist about their recommendations for what cosmetic surgery they feel is safe and healthy for your smile.
Restoring missing or damaged teeth can help greatly improve the confidence in your smile. Replacing missing teeth with artificial teeth or dental implants will not only improve the aesthetics of a smile but greatly improve oral health as well. Some dental insurances can cover partial or full payments on restorative dental treatments.
Take Preventive Steps for your Smile
Maintaining a smile that you are proud of is very simple. Taking preventive steps to ensure your beautiful smile lasts you for your entire life is paramount. Although this may seem like a large task, taking preventive dental health steps is very easy. Starting with at-home care, it is important to brush your teeth two to three times daily.
Other than at-home care, visiting the dentist for regular dental cleanings are recommended twice per year. Dental cleanings can greatly reduce the risks of cavities, gum disease, tooth decay, and yellowing or staining of teeth. Dentists can provide regular x-rays to ensure the roots and structure of your jaw is healthy. Receiving preventive oral care like regular dental cleanings can also save time and money in the future by preventing the need for expensive treatments to fix dental issues.
Focus on Why You are Smiling
Smiling is a way to show joy, happiness, excitement, and positive emotions. Although you may not be confident in your smile, taking care of your teeth and oral health can give you a reason to be proud of your smile. Studies have shown that smiling proudly is directly associated with success in many aspects of life. Smiling is viewed as welcoming to others. Be proud of your beautiful smile and always find a reason to smile each day.