- June 2, 2014
- Posted by: cheadle
- Category: Smile
Smile with Confidence with these Top Dental Tips
Your smile is determined by how healthy your teeth are.
Follow these smart tips to learn how to smile with confidence.
Don’t Drink Sodas
It’s better to drink water instead of sodas. Sugar damages the teeth, so its best not to underestimate the power of water and to drink it instead. People who drink sodas every day can cause quite a bit of damage to their teeth.
Moreover, water is better for your overall health and you will have a nicer smile as a consequence.
Treat your teeth well and see your hygienist regularly. Use inter-dental cleaners – tiny brushes that keep the teeth clean. They can also be sued for cleaning between teeth, so look out for them next time you go to supermarket.
Never hurt your gums with hard brushing. Always hold your brush gently but firmly and brush your teeth in circles. The way you hold your brush has an impact on your teeth-cleaning method.
In addition to this, maintain a healthy teeth-schedule. Brush your teeth twice a day. If you brush your teeth every time you eat, that is even better. Brushing time should be 3 minutes. After brushing, do not forget to floss. Flossing leads to healthy gums as it eliminates debris, bacteria and plaque.
Oral hygiene is essential whether you have artificial or natural teeth. All types of teeth require proper brushing and to eliminate bacteria, you should also use a tongue scraper.
While brushing, do not only concentrate on front teeth. Sometimes we focus on the front so much that we neglect the ones at the back. Using mouthwash is a good idea, as it removes bacteria much better than just flossing and brushing.
If you are advised by your dentist to use antibiotics then follow the advice. In case of infections, antibiotics are important as infections can spread to other parts of the body.
By increasing your use of fluoride in the form of ‘’fluoride supplements’’, you can strengthen your teeth even more. Fluoride is best used if your teeth are not as white as you want them to be, or when your gums are causing problems. But stop using it if yellow spots start appearing on your teeth and remove any other sources of fluoride from your diet.
Fluoride in water makes teeth healthy and strong. Incidents of tooth decay would rise if tap-water no longer contained fluoride.
Use toothpaste that has fluoride in it too, as it will strengthen your teeth. Fluoride can fight cavities and other dental problems. It’s really important that teeth are healthy so that they can easily fight bacteria and cavities.
Investing in a mouth guard today will save you money in the long-run by helping avoid costly dental repairs later on. Wear it while playing sports to protect your teeth. If you cannot find the right size, consult your dentist to custom fit one for you.