No one in the world has a smile like yours! You should always take care of your oral health so you can preserve your healthy and unique smile. On top of aesthetics, there are many benefits of a healthy smile. These benefits range from boosting your mood, to lowering your heart rate, and minimizing the intensity of your body’s response to stress.
A happy, healthy smile isn’t always attained overnight. It takes consistency and various steps to sustain oral health. Here are some tips to help you usher in the New Year with a beautiful, bright smile:
Follow the Recommended Oral Hygiene Routine
One of the things we’ve known since we were young is that good oral hygiene is vital to keeping our teeth and gums healthy. For a beautiful, healthy smile, you should follow the recommended oral hygiene routine:
- Brush all the surfaces of your teeth for several minutes before breakfast and before going to bed. Remember to brush your tongue with a soft toothbrush or to gently scrape it with a tongue scraper.
- Floss your teeth once per day to remove plaque between teeth and under the gum lines, where the toothbrush can’t reach. Flossing daily will help prevent cavities and gingivitis.
- Rinse your mouth with mouthwash after brushing and flossing your teeth.
Choose Healthy Snack Options
You should always be diligent about brushing, flossing, and rinsing. However, the reality is that there are some sugary snacks that can easily get stuck and cause problems. To ensure a healthy smile, you should choose healthy snack options like fresh fruits, veggies, nuts and cheese. If you do indulge in a sweet treat, try eating it in one sitting as opposed to throughout the day. Be sure to also drink lots of water after snacks and meals to wash away residue food debris.
Visit your Dentist Regularly for Check-ups and Cleanings
You’ll never truly know if you have good oral health until you see your dentist on a regular basis. This is important as oral diseases rarely heal themselves on their own. If left untreated, problems such as tooth decay can easily transform from small cavities into large tooth abscess. Visiting a dentist regularly means you’ll prevent serious oral problems from arising, saving you both time and money in the long run.
Visit a Calgary Dentist Today!
If you’re in Calgary and have not been keeping up with your dental appointments, it’s time to visit Quarry Park Dental! Since 2010, we’ve been providing comprehensive dental care for patients in Quarry Park and surrounding areas.
Contact us today to book your next appointment. We’d be happy to speak with you about our dental services such as wisdom tooth extractions, composite fillings, dental implants and more! May 2021 bring you success, happiness and a beautiful smile!