April 2, 2019

Oral Health Tips to Keep Your Smile Beautiful

Having a beautiful smile is something you can achieve and keep forever – as long as you do a little maintenance work each day.

Having a beautiful smile is something you can achieve and keep forever – as long you do a little maintenance work each day. We love to help our patients with teeth straightening, and we love it even more when they take steps to maintain their great new smile.

 Is it hard to keep great teeth and a confident smile? Not at all! Here are several habits you can build that will keep your smile gorgeous throughout your life.

 

Daily Teeth Cleaning

You’ve heard it before, and we’re going to say it again – nothing keeps your smile more beautiful than daily dental hygiene. Don’t skip these vital routines. You want to make sure you brush and floss every single day.

 If you skip this step, you’ll have buildup of plaque and bacteria on your teeth and gums, which can lead to cavities and gingivitis. Unchecked, these problems can become a full-blown periodontal disease, which can lead to you losing the teeth you spent so much time on.

 During and after teeth straightening, it pays to keep things clean!

 

Consider Your Diet

What you eat impacts not only your overall body’s health, but the health of your teeth specifically. Large amounts of sugar can make plaque and bacteria build up more quickly, where fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats contain nutrients that are excellent for your teeth and bones.

 Many people advocate for fermented drinks and other probiotics, because the healthy bacteria can help eliminate troublesome bacteria in your mouth and throughout your digestive system.

 The good news is that teeth straightening makes it easier to clean your teeth. If you do eat sweets, candy, or sugar, take time to brush your teeth right afterward to help reduce the plaque and bacteria in your mouth.

 

See the Dentist Regularly

Some people fear the dentist, but the truth is that there’s nothing to worry about when you practice good hygiene and take care of your teeth. Also, today’s dental practices are much more gentle and many people find they don’t experience any of the pain they feared.

 A dentist not only does a very thorough cleaning, they can keep track of problems and help you detect if you need intervention before an issue becomes serious. They often recommend teeth straightening, for instance, to help your smile shine and to prevent the issues of crooked teeth.

 Most people should see the dentist every six months. If you have a history of fast plaque buildup or other dental concerns, you may need to go more often.

 

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