Top 5 Tips for a Healthy Smile
Smile… and the world smiles with you!!! It’s so important and so true and here are 5 things to bring your smile to life.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is the healthiest drink for your teeth and gum tissue. It aids in flushing your mouth clean of bacteria and discourages tooth decay.
Water will help prevent a dry mouth which can significantly reduce the onset of decay.
Water is a fantastic alternative to drinks high in sugar and acid content… drinks that can have a very negative affect on your teeth and gums.
Brush & Floss Your Teeth Daily
Brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing (or water flossing) once a day will greatly reduce the build up of plaque and bacteria in our mouths… allowing for cleaner, whiter teeth and also promoting healthy gum tissue
A daily mouthwash rinse for 30-60 seconds can not only give us fresh breath… but also reduce the number of harmful bacteria in our mouths… minimizing the advancement of gum disease and tooth decay.
Visit Your Dentist Regularly
Routine oral exams are one of the most important things we can do to maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy smile. Yearly examinations will allow your dentist to properly and thoroughly ensure your mouth is in optimal condition.
And allowing your hygienist to professionally clean your mouth a few times each year will help to ensure your teeth, gums and smile are as healthy as possible.
Control Wear on Your Teeth
Many people find they grind their teeth (bruxism). This can lead to cracking, chipping, breaking, discolouration and sensitivity of your teeth and also have an adverse affect on your gums …. and your smile overall.
Your dentist may have options to manage or possibly eliminate grinding of your teeth and the adverse effects that accompany it.
Show EVERYONE Your Smile
You are the only one who has a smile like yours. A healthy smile lets people in to all the fantastic things about you!
Embrace your smile.
Be confident in your smile.
Love your smile!!!
Written by Dr. Grant Roland. D.M.D. LVIF of YQR Dental Studio