We all understand the importance of a beautiful smile. When we meet someone with a perfect set of teeth, we automatically tend to accept them. But having a beautiful set of teeth takes some action on your part. Here are a few tips to help you maintain your oral hygiene.
Brushing your teeth
The most basic requirement of having clean teeth and gums. It is important that you brush your teeth and clean your gums at least twice a day. However, it is better if you can do so after every meal. Use a toothbrush with quality bristols and good design so that it reaches even to the back teeth. Clean your gums and tongue too as they can be places that you miss.
Many of us think that using dental floss is not required if you brush regularly. However, flossing helps remove food particles that are lodged between your teeth which may be hard to clean with a brush. Floss your teeth before you go to bed so that no food will remain in your mouth.
Mouthwash is a great way to keep the bacteria in our mouth from spreading and causing bad breath. Get an antiseptic mouthwash and use it at least once a day preferably before you go to bed. Doing so will stop bacteria from spreading and keep your breath fresh too.
Most of us visit a dentist only when we have a problem with our teeth. However, this should be a bi-annual practice even if you brush and floss daily. For example, if a cavity is starting, you can get it filled before it gets to the stage that it causes pain.
A dentist can also provide other services such as teeth whitening, braces, and implants. In case you have lost teeth due to bad hygiene or an accident, you can ask a dentist to either make you a denture or implant. These procedures will involve removing the troubled tooth or teeth and using a denture that looks exactly like the natural tooth or an implant which is a permanent solution.
We may all hate going to the dentists, but if we do, we can avoid a lot of pain and discomfort and have the perfect smile.