A healthier smile is something that many people are hoping for. It’s not difficult to fit in some easy steps to mastering the art of a beautiful smile.
In fact, there are only a few things to remember!
Brushing & Flossing
We know that brushing is essential for a bright smile and healthy teeth. But brushing also removed bacteria from between the teeth, the tongue and the cheeks and gums. So how we brush is as important as how often.
Look for a toothbrush that has a flexible neck so that it can reach around all of those corners.
Leftover food can quickly bond with the saliva in our mouths and cause plaque - which becomes more difficult to remove.
Flossing between your teeth is as essential as brushing and removes much of the leftover food and plaque. These hard to reach areas usually need either a dental pick or some dental floss. No matter how you choose to floss, it’s just important you do it.
Seeing your dentist at regular intervals can ensure that there are no huge surprises the next time you go. Preventative care in the dentist is incredibly important.
If you notice that you have a small hole, discolouration, or sensitivity, the best thing to do is book an appointment and manage it quickly.
Small holes can quickly turn into big problems when it comes to your teeth.
Drinking plenty of water and skipping out on sweet drinks can have a significant impact on your dental health. Sugary drinks feed the bacteria in your mouth, which can cause tooth decay, gum issues and more.
While brushing and flossing can keep much of this bacteria under control, drinking water instead of sweet drinks can reduce the number of bacteria you are dealing with.
Staying hydrated also makes sure your body produces enough saliva to wash out the mouth naturally, too!
Scrub that tongue!
Many of us are so focused on brushing our teeth and using floss, we forget that a huge contributor to the smell of our breath and overall dental health is our tongues.
Next time you look in the mirror, see if you have a white or yellow patch on your tongue.
This is a pile-up of bacterial waste and can be easily cleaned off with a toothbrush or a tongue scraper.
You don’t need extra chemicals or cleaning solutions to take care of your toothbrush, but you should make sure that it is dried well after every use. Removing all of the left over toothpaste will also help your toothbrush to stay clean.
Storing the toothbrush upright is ideal.
Remember that you need to change your toothbrush every three months at a minimum. If you use an electric toothbrush, the manufacturer will offer guidelines as to how often the head should be replaced.