One of the first things people notice about others is their smile which is why it is so important to have a bright and beautiful one. Besides making a first great impression, having a great smile can also increase your confidence.
Here are six smart ways to save your bright smile:
Avoid Stain-Causing Food
There are certain foods and drinks that can stain your beautiful pearly whites. To keep your smile at its brightest, it is best to avoid foods that contain high amounts of acid that not only stain your teeth but erode tooth enamel as well. Foods to avoid include: sugary drinks like soda, high-sugar breakfast cereals, candy, coffee, tea and red wine.
Tobacco is not only hazardous to your health, it is bad for your smile as well. The tar in tobacco causes stains and it aids in plaque buildup putting you at risk for gum disease. If you need another reason to quit smoking it causes bad breath too.
Brush Your Teeth
Brushing your teeth is probably the easiest thing you can do for healthy teeth and a gorgeous smile. Dentists recommend brushing three times a day after each meal to best get rid of plaque and bacteria and keep tarter under control. Brushing your teeth three times a day is ideal, but you can get by just brushing twice a day. Most dentists recommend using an electric toothbrush.
Another recommendation by dentists is to use toothpaste that contains baking soda. This ingredient can help keep your teeth white and bright.
Don’t Forget to Floss
For some reason flossing teeth seems like one of the hardest habits to keep. Flossing may not seem all that important but it really does help remove unwanted plaque and bacteria in between your teeth.
Keep Your Dental Appointments
Regular dental appointments might not seem all that imperative especially if you never have anything wrong with your teeth but they are very significant to keeping your smile bright. Regular dental check-ups are important and dentists recommend them every six months. Most dental plans pay for two cleanings a year so you might as well use them.
These are just six smart ways to save your bright smile. Visit Franklin Dental Centre for more great ideas on how to keep your teeth strong, healthy and beautiful.