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How To Improve Your Smile

One of the first things that we notice in people is that, their smile. And although it might take some time in order to attain that desired pearly white smile, it is possible! It is just a matter of following some habits religiously, in order to take proper care of those teeth.

Doing this will also improve your mouth health greatly, helping you keep those teeth for a lifetime.

 

Brush and floss daily

By correctly brushing and flossing daily your teeth everyday you are removing most of the plaque in your mouth. With gentle strokes the brush is capable to remove most of it. Whereas the floss will clean in-between your teeth where the toothbrush cannot reach.

If your mouth bleeds during your brush and/or flossing session, then that means you suffer from gingivitis or gum disease. By keeping your oral habits on point, the bleeding from mild gingivitis stops after the second week.

 

Visit your dentist twice a year

This is a good resource to take into account. By visiting your dentist twice a year, you are making sure to have a thorough cleaning twice a year! And not only that, here in Los Algodones we will make sure to tell you if you have some spots you are missing, or places where you should definitely pay attention to in order to keep that mouth clean and pretty.

Furthermore, any health complication or condition that you may not know will become apparent through exams and X-rays. It is best to be aware of them sooner than to wait for long and expect the worse.

 

Stop smoking

Smoking is just a bad habit that needs to stop if you want to have white teeth like a movie star. It is one of the reasons why people have stained teeth and bad breath! The components from smoking are known to stick deep into the tooth enamel, which does not look pretty when people smile!

Moreover, this dreadful habit thins the blood vessels in your gums, which makes gum disease much harder to detect. If you indeed visit a dentist, make sure you tell them that you are a smoker.

 

Watch out for dark drinks

There are drinks that have very dark pigments, which are absorbed by your enamel and therefore stain your teeth. Some of these are coffee, sodas, tea, and dark wines.

To avoid this, make sure you are aware of how often you drink these, and that you rinse your mouth with water or a mouth wash. As an extra tip, you can make use of a straw in order to keep the contact that the drink has with your teeth to a minimum.

 

Keep yourself hydrated

A really underestimated thing you can do in order to take care of your teeth is to drink water. Water not only will help you rinse away food  particles and bacteria, but it also has fluoride if it comes from tap water. Fluoride is a very helpful mineral that helps in the remineralization of our teeth and helps prevent tooth decay.

Also, by drinking water, you are also stimulating saliva production while battling dry mouth. Saliva also helps remineralizing your pearly whites and halting bacteria growth!

 

Be good to yourself too

Last but not least, you may also have to be aware of other conditions you may have. Such as high blood pressure, diabetes, bruxism, which all take a toll on your teeth one way or another. So instead of focusing solely on your smile, you also have to take care of yourself! For this, Los Algodones dentist suggest having a balanced diet as well as some kind of exercise help improving your overall health.

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