Did you know that you can make changes in your daily habits to improve your smile without undergoing any cosmetic dental procedure? A beautiful and healthy smile will boost your self-confidence too. It may just open for you opportunities you never imagined possible by making you more approachable. If you lack the time or money to undergo cosmetic dental procedures, you may want to start off with these practical ways to improve your smile naturally. Let’s go over a few tips that can give you that healthy-looking smile you’ve always admired.
While most people brush their teeth twice a day, flossing is still a habit that many have not incorporated in their daily regime. When you make it a habit to floss on a regular basis, you keep issues like decay and cavities far away. Food particles often get stuck in between the teeth that no amount of brushing can help remove them. Flossing helps to reach these food particles and reduce the chances of decay and infections in your mouth. In fact, a research was done and it showed that people who floss daily are at a reduced risk of gum disease. Floss for cosmetic reasons too, unless you want to be seen with food particles in between your teeth when you open your mouth.
Rinse with a mouthwash
If you really want to keep off bad breath, use a mouthwash regularly. Mouth rinses are designed to get rid of bacteria and plaque that is responsible for infections and bad breath. However, choose the type of mouthwash to use carefully. There are those designed to only fight bad breath whereas others have powerful components that eliminate bacteria in the mouth to keep infections away. Check for an important ingredient known as cetylpyridinium chloride when shopping for a mouthwash. This will ensure germs in the mouth are eliminated whenever you use it.
Watch what you eat
Changing your diet can bring you one step close to achieving the smile makeover you’ve always desired. Stay away from foods that stain the teeth or sugary foods that are likely to get stuck in between the teeth and cause plaque buildup. Foodstuffs that contain excess pigment are likely to stain your teeth such as curries and fruits like blueberries. Beverages like coffee, soda and tea are also likely to stain your teeth. Consume foods that are rich in vitamins and calcium for strong teeth and bones. These simple changes will help you maintain that perfectly bright smile.
Molson Park Dental Office is a friendly, full-service dental practice. We offer an array of cosmetic dentistry procedures, general dentistry, implant and tooth replacement and neuromuscular dentistry to our clients in Barrie, ON.
Dr. Adam Chapnick and the caring team at Molson Park Dentistry has been intimately involved in the education of dentistry, making them great patient advocates. We place a high priority on patient education to empower our patients to prevent future dental issues.
Our goal is to help you feel as comfortable as possible during your visit. Enjoy our many ameneties. We guarantee short wait times and offer every patient a cold bottle of water at reception. Fresh coffee or tea is always available. While your dental work is being done, you can be wrapped in a cozy blanket with a neck warmer. You can even listen to music, or browse the Internet, on one of our iPads. We also provide stress balls and trigger point release tools if you are feeling uncomfortable, and we offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help with anxiety, too.