January 22nd, 2019
Your smile is your best weapon. A beautiful smile can take you places and work wonders for you. Your smile is the first thing that a person will notice while talking to you. So, it’s important that you have a good smile.
The beauty of your smile depends on the condition of your teeth. If you have broken or stained teeth, you could feel embarrassed while smiling. The good news is that with the advent of technology, it is now possible to completely change the way your teeth look.
Here are some of the tips that you can follow to make your smile look more attractive.
Brush and Floss Regularly
The most important aspect of healthy teeth is brushing and flossing. Brushing your teeth removes plaque and food particles that stick to your teeth. Using a toothpaste that has fluoride in it can give you extra cavity protection. You should use a soft bristled brush and gently brush your teeth so that your enamel remains intact. Harsh brushing erodes the outer layer of your teeth – enamel. Damaging the enamel can lead to cavities.
Flossing removes the bacteria and food between your teeth. Dental floss reaches places where the toothbrush bristles cannot. Regular flossing will prevent the buildup of plaque between your teeth.
Your smile will automatically look attractive if you have pearl-white teeth. To whiten your teeth, you must avoid foods that stain your teeth. Tea, coffee, fizzy drinks, and red wine can leave marks on your teeth. It is best if you avoid drinking too much of these items. You should rinse your mouth with water to decrease their effect.
If you have stained teeth that embarrass you while you smile, you can consider whitening your teeth. We take a digital impression of your teeth and have custom trays made for you. You will whiten your teeth for 14 nights. Then you will come into the office and have three 20 minute whitening treatments done. After that, you will want to touch up your teeth from time to time to maintain your new white smile!
Do you hesitate to smile because you’re afraid to show your crooked teeth? Do you have a lot of wear on your teeth because they are colliding instead of gliding? Then aligning your teeth might be a solution. In certain case, aligner therapy can be done. A digital scan is made and then a series of aligners are custom fabricated. You will see your dentist on a regular basis and they will oversee the entire process from start to finish to ensure the best outcome. When you get your first set of aligners, your dentist will place tooth colored “temporary attachment devices” in strategic places on your teeth to move your teeth quickly and safely. Sometimes your dentist will notice that the teeth are “stuck” and will perform a precise interproximal reduction procedure so that the teeth can continue to move. Your dentist will make sure your aligners properly, and if they aren’t, they will give you a device to get the aligners in the right place. It is very important that your aligner therapy is monitored by a qualified dentist to get the result you want.
Not every person is a candidate for aligner therapy. Sometimes, bands, bracket, and wires will be the right way to move your teeth. Only a qualified dentist will be able to determine this by examining your teeth. Consultations for aligning teeth are complimentary! So if you want a beautiful smile, make an appointment to see your dental professional today!
Watch What You Eat
To maintain a healthy smile, it’s important that you keep a check on what you eat. Your eating habits affect the way your smile looks. You should avoid eating junk food and make fruits and vegetables a part of your diet. You should also avoid eating sugary foods because they contribute to tooth decay.
Maintaining an attractive smile isn’t as difficult as it sounds. You just need to maintain proper dental hygiene and look after your food habits. You can consult a dentist for information on dental procedures that can make your smile look great.
We, at Fenton Family Dental, offer services that can help you achieve an attractive smile. Visit our website for further details.