Looking good requires attention to detail. You need to be aware of the little things, including the way your teeth look.
Having a nice smile makes a huge difference to your overall appearance. So, with the help of the Weybridge Dentist Practice I have put together a few tips and tricks you can use to ensure that you always have a winning smile.
Your dentist is your friend
I have a love-hate relationship with the dentist’s chair. My teeth are a little on the sensitive side, so attending my local dental clinic is not something I look forward to doing. But, I push myself to go, because I want to have a nice smile and healthy teeth. After all, nobody looks their best with yellowing, crooked teeth. Plus, it is hard to enjoy a meal with friends if your teeth ache or are wobbly.
Going to the dentist at least once a year is a crucial part of keeping your winning smile. He or she will be able to advise you about dental hygiene. They will also spot issues early and know how to deal with them. For example, if bleeding gums are left untreated your teeth could end up falling out.
So, no matter how much you don’t like the dentist, you still need to go. Try taking a friend with you. That helps to distract you and calm your nerves. In many areas, you will be able to find a dental clinic that specialises in treating nervous patients. Going to see one of these dentists really can make things a lot easier.
Brush and floss regularly
Regular brushing is essential. It is the only way to keep your teeth healthy.
It is really important to learn to floss as well. When you floss regularly, you remove the plaque that builds up between your teeth and any little bits of food that get stuck there. It is easy to learn the right way to floss by going online and watching a couple of videos.
Avoid staining your teeth
As you age, keeping your teeth becomes increasingly difficult. Avoiding food and drinks that can damage or stain your teeth can really help to slow down this process.
One of the biggest causes of stained teeth is smoking. If you can do so, give up the cigarettes. It will be good for your health and pocket and will definitely help you to avoid staining your teeth.
It is also a good idea to limit your intake of drinks like tea and coffee, as well as dark fruit juices including grape or blueberry juice. The same goes for foods like soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. If you do eat or drink these products try to clean your teeth within an hour or so of doing so. Or, at least rinse your mouth out.
Whiten your teeth professionally
Even if you avoid foods and drinks that stain your teeth, in all likelihood, at some point, you will need to have your teeth whitened. When that happens, it is wise to have this job done professionally. This ensures that you do not end up damaging your teeth while trying to whiten them at home.