A good smile always comes first in our list of most desired features. Despite this, so many people don’t show the confidence to show their teeth. In fact, a nationwide poll has recently revealed that more than half of Indians (51%) either dislike or are indifferent to their smile.
Having an attractive smile is more than what you see in Bollywood movies or on Social media. A natural smile gives a warm feel and puts your surrounding people at ease. The best smiles are always the healthiest ones for you.
Here is our list of important advice for having great dental health. By doing these, you can feel reassured about your smile and will feel confident to show it. Brush happy is the simple yet most important part of any oral health routine. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
It helps to keep your teeth healthy and decay free. Brushing regularly will also help prevent bad breath and can also help your teeth appear whiter by removing stains. There are no excuses for not brushing in the morning and before bedtime. Especially when it can help set you on the route to love.
Manual and electric toothbrushes clean most parts of your mouth. But still, there are some areas where toothbrushes are hard to reach – like in between your teeth. By not cleaning the areas in between your teeth, it allows food and debris to get stuck in them and causes bacteria growth. It also encourages plaque to build up.
Plaque build-up can increase the chance of gum disease which in turn can lead to bad breath (halitosis). A guaranteed hindrance for your social life. By using interdental brushes regularly, you can wear your smile with confidence.
Sugar-free chewing gum
Chewing sugar-free gum can help you in protecting the teeth and gums in between meals when it may not be possible to clean with a toothbrush. Your teeth are more at risk of an acid attack after every meal. The acid is produced by plaque bacteria, and the sugars in our food and beverage, and it slowly wears away the enamel and dentine of the tooth and forms a‘ cavity’.
You can minimize this acid attack by chewing sugar-free gum. It helps your mouth to produce more saliva – the mouth’s natural defense against acid. Saliva helps to remineralize your teeth and reduce acidity levels in your mouth.
Monitor what you eat and drink
It is better for your teeth and general health if you eat three meals a day instead of frequently having seven to ten snacks. If you do need to snack between meals, choose foods that do not contain low amounts or no sugar such as nuts or cheese. Also, be aware of what you are drinking.
Acidic drinks such as coffee and red wine will stain your teeth if you don’t keep on top of your brushing. Furthermore, sugary beverages will harm your teeth and can encourage dental erosion and cavity. By choosing a glass of milk or water over a glass of coke you’ll avoid your teeth risks, and you can improve your smile greatly.
Regular dental check-up
Brushing and flossing can protect your teeth for sure, but in some cases, some minor problems may start especially in the areas where cannot reach. Your beautiful smile can be under attack at any time. So it’s better to be preventive for this. Dental professionals can see thoroughly which a normal person can not see.
Though you do not have any problem don’t neglect to visit the dentist regularly. This can help you in the future.