Take the Perfect Selfie with Sparkling Whites & Bright Smile
Nowadays, almost everyone is taking their own portraits – better known as ‘selfies’. If you are fond of taking photos of yourself, don’t you want to have a perfect smile to go with your photos? Here are some tips on how to keep your teeth picture-perfect:
Brush and Floss Properly
It’s surprising to know that some adults grow old and never learn how to brush and floss properly. Even if you do brush and floss daily, but your techniques are wrong, then your teeth and gums will not get the maximum care and protection that they need to become stronger and healthier. An expert said that the more you floss, the tougher your gums become – even if flossing hurts or makes your gums bleed at first.
A study by the American Dental Association states that smokers get periodontal disease at two to three times more the rate of non-smokers. This is why it’s important to stop this bad habit immediately. Smokers do not heal as fast as non-smokers following a treatment for gum infections. If you want your teeth and gums to be stronger and healthier and to have less risk for periodontal diseases, it’s best to quit smoking.
Stay Away from Caffeinated and Carbonated Drinks
Just like smoking cigarettes, drinking caffeinated drinks also damages your perfect smile and pearly whites. Why? These drinks are loaded with high-acid content. Did you know that acid weakens tooth enamel and makes it softer? After drinking these beverages, make sure that you rinse your mouth with clean water. It would be better if you can brush and floss immediately after drinking too!
See Your Dentist Regularly
As we get older, the busier we also get. A hectic schedule should never be an excuse to miss out on your dental appointments and maintaining your optimal overall healthcare. No matter how busy you are, it is essential that you still make time for your dentist. It cannot be reiterated enough, the importance of regular dental visits. If you follow your schedule, the dentist will be able to detect serious illnesses at an earlier time.
Get Rid of Grinding
If you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth – get rid of it as soon as possible. Even if you are stressed out or upset, keep in mind that this habit causes excessive wear and tear of teeth. Your dentist will be able to tell if you have been grinding your teeth because areas of the tooth enamel will be smooth. If you have this habit, Dr. Marvin Lean and our Team of Health Care provideres can recommend a night mouth guard for you to use when sleeping.
For the perfect set of teeth, have Dr. Lean and his team of experts take a look at your teeth and gums. It is best to have a team of trusted professionals to take care of something as important as your teeth.
We are accepting new patients! Pickering Square Dental continues to grow and continues to accept new patients. If you are considering a new dentist for you and your family, we invite you to stop by to meet our team and take a tour of our office or to schedule an appointment.more