Smiling makes you feel better and lifts your mood. Having a good smile will increase your confidence and happiness. Your smile is a barrier breaker when you meet someone for the first time. To keep your perfect smile, follow a healthy lifestyle as a good start.
The following points are general great ways to keep your natural smile:
Maintain your Oral Hygiene:
The easiest way is to brush your teeth regularly 2 to 3 times per day. That will help keep your teeth clean of food debris & plaque thus, decreasing the susceptibility of having caries.
Having lunch outside? You forgot to take your toothbrush? No problem, you can rinse your mouth with vigorous water to neutralize your PH till you get back home.
. you can carry your dental floss anywhere you go. It will clean the inaccessible areas that the toothbrush can’t reach.
. twice per day to keep your gums healthy and free of plaque and calculus.
Maintain your diet:
You love Pizza? Pasta? Fries? Sweets? And who doesn’t!! Even bacteria found in your mouth love them. Carbohydrates are the source of energy for your bacteria, they break your food into acid which will cause cavities eventually. So,
Cut down sugary food to decrease the bacteria’s activity.
Cut down sticky food as they remain in your Oral cavity for a longer time giving bacteria time to break them down.
Eat lots of veggies and fruits. Colorful fiber food is great for your health and your oral hygiene.
Use sugar free gum, to increase your salivary washing action especially after eating.
Regular Dental Visits:
One of the easiest things you can do to maintain and improve your smile, is to visit your trusted dentist regularly to do routine checkups for cavities, oral diseases and general cleaning.
Scaling and polishing
To keep your teeth free of calculus, plaque, food debris and stains, it is recommended to do scaling and polishing every 3 months. This will make your teeth last longer and look shiny and clean.
Teeth whitening (Bleaching) can be a very effective way to lighten and brighten our teeth. There are plenty of whitening techniques that will be explained by your dentist, mostly it is a pain free procedure that is done completely on the same day. After teeth whitening, it is recommended to follow simple routines such as regular brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, cut down food and drinks that can stain your teeth such as red sauce and visit your dentist regularly.
Already having a problem with your natural smile? It’s not too late! Visit your dentist and see those options you can do