How to keep a healthy smile

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“You’ve got such a beautiful smile.” We all know the power a statement that like holds.

It can instantly ease any social situation and create an immediate bond between two people. Undeniably, a smile is one of the first features that other’s notice in you, and you want it to be looking its best. 

Achieving a healthy smile can be transformative. Not only does it help you feel physically more confident, but it can have greatly help and improve your mental health as the more you smile, the happier you feel. 

This is why it is so important to not only achieve a healthy smile, but also maintain it and keep it looking and feeling it’s best. Here are some tips on how to do just that. 

Get a smile makeover 

If you’re struggling to get the exact healthy smile you are longing for then look into getting a smile makeover from a cosmetic dental clinic. A team of dental professionals work with you and tailor a plan specific to your needs to help you achieve that perfect smile.

Brush twice a day 

This is a standard routine that many people forget or neglect, which can have the most impact and transformative effect on oral health.

Brushing regularly helps keep teeth whiter by removing the buildup of plaque. This daily routine makes a noticeable difference to the health and appearance of your smile.  

Floss daily 

Flossing removes plaque from in between your teeth and at the gumline where it can be difficult for a normal toothbrush to reach. By removing this stubborn plaque, you are reducing the risk of tartar build up which can cause both health issues and noticeable teeth decay if left for too long. 

Limit the consumption of stained drinks 

Drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine can cause staining on your teeth and discolouring to take place. This can be polished off by a hygienist or dentist, but it can lead to internal staining of your tooth enamel. Drinking through a straw helps reduce the risk of staining and rinsing your mouth with water regularly to stop the dark substances from sitting on your teeth.   

Drink loads of water

Water is the healthier drink to maintain the health of your smile and body. It helps flush away stubborn liquids to keep teeth clean and discourages tooth decay.

Tap water is the most recommended type of water to drink as it contains the recommended amount of fluoride. A healthy level of fluoride discorages decay and helps promote tooth health. 

Quit smoking

Smoking can cause significant staining on teeth. This can be a superficial stain that can be polished off by a hygienist or dentist, but it can also soak deep into the enamel. Smoking also damages the health of gums and can cause them to recede or develop larger pockets around the teeth. This can leave a darker appearance around the gums and make teeth appear longer, greatly affecting the appearance and health of your smile.

 

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