Having a great smile is not just a matter of genes. Sometimes people do not get lucky and get the genes that cause poor dental structures or sensitivity to cavities and tooth decay. Fortunately, with the advancement of dental treatment, we have many new ways of correcting oral issues. Even though you might be one of the lucky ones and have a perfect smile, keeping your smile beautiful will require some effort. This article provides three easy ways to keep your smile in top shape and beautiful.
One of the most important and beneficial things you could do for your smile is having a healthy and regular dental routine. Forming a healthy habit of brushing your teeth after every meal can go a long way for preventing cavities and tooth decay. Most dentist recommend brushing your teeth at least twice a day. It is important to note that your tooth brush should be the proper strength, such as soft for people with sensitive gums. Flossing is also important as it removes any food debris that your tooth brush misses. Surprisingly, many people skip flossing out of laziness or time constraints. Flossing at night time seems to work best for most people as they have more time to available and are not in a rush to get ready for their day. Finally, on top of brushing and flossing, many dentists also recommend using an oral mouth wash after flossing. This will ensure that the bacteria left behind from brushing and flossing gets killed by the mouth wash. Plus, it will leave your mouth fresher than brushing and flossing alone.
Visiting the Dentist
Most dental associations recommend that we visit a dentist at least once a year. In the United States, it’s more commonly accepted that people should visit a dentist at least once every six months. This gives your dentist the opportunity to not only clean your teeth, but also check for any cavities or signs of tooth decay. Catching cavities early is key, as the longer a cavity grows within a tooth, the higher the chances of a more serious treatment like a root canal will be needed. Many people are now choosing to visit a holistic dentist. What is a holistic dentist? Holistic dentistry explained, by most sources, as an integrative dentistry. More simply, this means that your dentist will take into account your entire health when treating your dental issues. Holistic dentists look at the big picture rather than just treating symptoms, and for this reason many people prefer to visit a holistic dentist.
Healthy Lifestyle and Diet
Avoiding harmful foods and beverages might be common sense to many people, but we still like eating our desserts and drinking our coffees. Avoiding harmful things for your teeth can only be done out of discipline, but we can also incorporate other healthy foods and habits to offset some of the effects. Eating foods high in insoluble fiber, such as green vegetables, will help balance your mouth’s pH levels. Even exercise will help regulate the good bacteria in your gut and reduce some of your dental issues.
No matter how lucky we get with our genes, we must make sure to take good care of our teeth to keep a beautiful smile.