A lovely smile is one of the most important assets that you can have. You can say so much with a smile. It only makes sense that you take care of it, so that it is always looking its best. Having a beautiful healthy smile is a great way to show friends, colleagues, and even strangers that you are happy, healthy, and confident.
1. Brush and Floss Your Teeth Regularly
Take care of your teeth by brushing and flossing your teeth after each meal. Things like food and plaque can become attached to your teeth and cause bad breath, cavities, tooth decay, gingivitis, and lead to future dental problems. Ensuring that you are brushing and flossing regularly will help you avoid any problems with your teeth. It is important for you to do this maintenance daily and if you have children it is essential that you encourage them to keep the same healthy habits. You can always ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice about the best way to care for your teeth if you are unsure.
2. Keep those Gums Healthy
Healthy gums are pink and firm and they are the essential to the health of your teeth. Taking care of your gums will help you avoid Gingivitis, or Periodontitis which can lead to problems with your teeth as you age. Don’t brush your teeth too hard or you can damage your gums. Not brushing regularly, smoking, excessive alcohol, and not visiting your dentist regularly are all things that can lead to gum disease.
3. See Your Dentist at Least Twice a Year
Visiting the dentist regularly is an important part of looking after your smile. The dentist can check for any problems with your teeth like cavities or cracks. They can also make sure that your gums are healthy and that you are not at risk for Gingivitis or Periodontitis. They can also make sure that you are maintaining your smile correctly and steer you in the right direction if they notice any problems that persist. Dentists can also catch early signs of heart disease so it is a good idea to see your dentist regularly to ensure that your smile and your health are intact.
4. Brighten Up Your Smile
You may have noticed that as you age your smile may not be as bright as it once was. This can make you feel self conscious and less likely to show your lovely smile at every chance you get. The color of your teeth can be affected by drinks like coffee, wine, tea, and soda. It can also be affected by the food that you eat like sweets, berries, and citrus fruits. There are many different products that you can purchase to whiten your smile at home. You can buy whitening toothpastes that you use every day for a mild change to the color of your teeth. You can also contact your dentist about the best way to brighten your smile and there are several different dental treatments available that your dentist will be able to discuss with you.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you need to schedule your twice-yearly appointment, or you’ve noticed that your smile is not looking as bright or healthy as it used to, schedule an appointment today. One of our friendly office staff would be happy to help you set up a cleaning, and Dr. Zain will evaluate your smile and recommend a course of treatment as needed.