Many effective ways to maintain a bright and beautiful smile, such as routine dental care. You can also take some simple steps at home to keep your teeth pearly white. Read on for details!
- Brush your teeth twice daily
Using anti-bacterial toothpaste, brush the surface of every tooth in small circles. When brushing the back teeth, use a 45° angle and gently scrub back and forth until they’re clean. Brushing is the easiest way to remove plaque — which builds up when we don’t brush — from our teeth and gums. It doesn’t just keep our breath fresh; brushing has been shown to reduce gum disease, one of the most common causes of tooth loss later in life.
- Floss your teeth at least once daily
Flossing is just as important as brushing, especially in the back of the mouth, where food particles can hide out and lead to cavities. If you don’t floss regularly, bacteria can spread between teeth, causing tooth decay and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Flossing also helps prevent bad breath by removing gumline plaque that brushing misses. Many people find it difficult to get into the habit of daily flossing, but it’s worth it: People who floss tend to have less gum disease than those who don’t!
Based on these benefits, dental experts worldwide agree that routine oral hygiene should begin when we are young. For example, in the United States, it is recommended that parents should begin brushing their children’s teeth as soon as they appear or by their first birthday.
- Visit your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleanings.
Going to the dentist isn’t just for getting x-rays and having your teeth polished; there are several other reasons for seeing your dentist regularly. The risk of gum disease doubles after age 30, so it’s important to check whether you have this condition. Your dental professional can also identify cavities before they become serious problems down the line. Getting small cavities filled when discovered saves more money than waiting until tooth decay worsens and requires more intensive treatment!
- Use oral rinses to keep your mouth clean.
Several types of oral rinses are available over-the-counter at the pharmacy, but only some really work. These products should contain fluoride, which strengthens tooth enamel and makes teeth less likely to decay. It’s essential to follow label instructions precisely; usually, you must wait at least 30 minutes after brushing (or eating) before using the rinse. Some people like using mouthwash instead of anti-bacterial toothpaste because it doesn’t contain harsh abrasives that wear away tooth enamel. Be aware that this will be less effective at removing plaque or preventing gum disease than something containing fluoride. Many manufacturers also suggest waiting an hour after lunch before swishing to let your teeth recover from acid exposure.
- Drink lots of water to keep your mouth wet and avoid dry spots
When we don’t drink enough, our mouths can become too dry. This is especially risky for people who wear braces or other orthodontic appliances because it makes food quickly get stuck in the bracket wires, and brackets can even rust when exposed to too much bacteria. The minerals in saliva — which we constantly produce — strengthen tooth enamel and protect against acid attacks. So next time you reach for a glass of water, think about how you’re helping keep your whole body healthy!
- Chew sugarless gum
Chewing gum helps clean teeth by stimulating saliva, which washes over our teeth with anti-bacterial properties. Be careful with chewing gum; only choose sugarless options because the sweeteners used in sugary gums can lead to tooth decay.
Avoid Smoking For Brighter Teeth:
Some people may notice that their teeth become yellow after long-term smoking. Though you should visit your dentist for professional treatment, there are some ways you can whiten your smile at home.
Here are some tips
Rinse your mouth with water mixed with lemon juice or baking soda (two teaspoons of each is enough) to remove stains and discolouration (you should avoid doing this too often because it can break down enamel).
Recipe for smoker Toothpaste:
Make a paste out of one tablespoon of milk and two tablespoons of baking soda, wet a toothbrush and brush the paste as if it were toothpaste. Add one tablespoon of salt to a glass of water and swish it before spitting it out. Do this every day for several days until you see results.
Be aware that some teeth stains can’t be removed by brushing alone — so it’s important to visit your dentist. If not treated, they can lead to more serious problems like decay or gum disease down the line!
You should also brush and floss at least twice daily and avoid smoking, as all of these contribute to keeping your smile healthy and bright!