If you’re ready to make your smile pop follow a few basic tips to take care of your teeth. Regular visits to a dentist help to fight off tooth decay but following a strict daily regimen keeps your smile bright and teeth clean. Brush multiple times daily, cut down consumption of certain foods and make a full commitment to taking care of your dental health to see optimal results.
Brush Twice a Day to Brighten Your Smile
Brush your teeth after meals to prevent tooth decay and food build up. Make sure to buy a soft-bristled toothbrush. Take it easy on your gums. Brushes with small heads can easily reach the back of your mouth. Pay strict attention to brushing your gums and every tooth in your mouth. Reach back to work over your molars as these teeth are used heavily when you’re chewing.
Change your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months to keep the bristles in working-form. If the brush’s bristles become too soft and flexible you’ll not reap the full benefits of brushing frequently. Place your toothbrush at a roughly 45 degree angle against your gums to clean your teeth effectively. Move the brush delicately in a circular motion instead of the left and right technique used by most people.
Brushing effectively lowers your risk of getting cavities or experiencing painful gingivitis.
Clean Your Tongue
Freshen your breath and reduce tongue plaque with a tongue scraper. Scraping your tongue daily removes bacteria, the chief cause of bad breath. Remember that using a tongue scraper works more effectively than brushing your tongue with a toothbrush.
Use Toothpaste with Fluoride
Fluoride lowers the risk of experiencing tooth decay and hardens enamel. Buy fluoridate toothpaste to create a brighter smile.
Cut Down on Acidic Drinks
If you want to really take care of your teeth limit your intake of soda, fruit juices and wines. Acidic beverages damage minerals in tooth enamel and soften your teeth. At best you may experience a cavity or 2 if you drink too many soft drinks but the worst case scenario might mean your teeth are eaten away right down to your gums. Drink more water to take care of your teeth and body. Hydrating properly will help you feel better and drinking water also helps you cut cravings for sugary soft drinks and juices.
Smoking cigarettes and cigars can stain your pearly whites and increase the chances of you contracting mouth cancer. Kick the habit by using strategies such as a patch or perhaps hypnosis.
No Bottle Opening Please
Save your teeth. Buy a bottle opener. Use your teeth for chewing only. If you try to rip open packaging, remove bottle tops or crack nuts with your teeth you may chip your chompers. Stop trying to show off for your friends. Use a knife or scissors to open packaging. Be a little more patient to find the right tool to open things. Avoid breaking your teeth.