With 96% of people saying that a nice smile can make someone seem more attractive and younger, making sure your pearly whites are in tip top condition has never been more important. Not only can looking after your teeth and gums improve the way you look and your confidence, it can also help to improve your overall health and wellbeing.
1. Put in place a good oral hygiene routine
Brush your teeth at least twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste, for at least two minutes. You should also use interdental aids such as floss, interdental brushes or woodsticks to clean in between teeth daily. Brushing alone will only reach around 60% off tooth surfaces. It is important to ensure that you clean in between teeth to remove any trapped food particles which if left can provide a food source for bacteria in your mouth and in the long term lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
2. Visit your dentist for routine appointments
You should visit your dentist for routine appointments as often as they recommend. When you attend for your dental examination your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and this enables any problems to be identified early and treated quickly. The dentist may also refer you to the hygienist for regular scaling and polishing, this ensures that you do not get a build-up of plaque and calculus keeping your teeth looking their best.
3. Consider teeth whitening
Teeth whitening is a safe and effective way to lighten the natural colour of your teeth and give you a brighter smile. Teeth whitening can be effective in lightening staining caused by food, drink and smoking. It can also improve staining caused by certain antibiotics and the general ageing process.
4. Teeth straightening
If you find that your crooked, twisted or misaligned teeth are affecting you confidence, why not consider adult braces as the way to create a beautiful smile. With many different treatment options you are bound to find the solution for you, whether that be Invisalign or Fixed Braces. Straighter teeth can not only improve your confidence but can also improve the functionality of your teeth and bite.
5. Consider a smile makeover
For those people who would like to completely rejuvenate their smile, a smile makeover may be the treatment for you. The dentist will complete a detailed assessment of your mouth and will come up with a treatment plan. This may involve replacing old restorations with new crowns, dental implants, bridges, veneers and teeth whitening to help younger and brighter smile.
Call 01702 557766 to book a consultation appointment and start your journey to a better smile today.
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