Seven Steps to a Sexy Smile
1.) BRUSH REGULARLY – It is recommended that we brush our teeth twice a day and for TWO MINUTES at each brushing.
2.) FLOSS DAILY – Flossing helps to remove the plaque between the teeth that the toothbrush can not get to and this helps to prevent gum disease.
3.) VISIT YOUR DENTIST – Visiting us for the recommended twice yearly checkups will help to find tooth decay, gum disease and oral health potential problems.
4.) EAT A HEALTHY DIET- Including plenty of dairy or calcium rich foods like sardines or kale in your helps to maintain strong bones and teeth. Avoiding sticky sugary foods is also very important. Make sure to drink water throughout your day as well.
5.) DON’T SMOKE OR USE SMOKELESS TOBACCO- People who smoke are four times as likely than nonsmokers to have gum disease. Using smokeless tobacco increases the risk for oral cancers including lips, tongue, cheek and gums.
6.) WHITEN TEETH- You may think that the benefits of whiter teeth are only cosmetic but not only are the whitening products offered by our office safe and effective – patients who whiten their teeth are more apt to take care of their new pearly whites and so oral hygiene can improve.
7.) CONSIDER COSMETIC PROCEDURES- Your smile is the first thing that people see when they meet you. Having stained, crooked or broken teeth can affect your level of self confidence. We have made so many great advancements in dentistry that it is possible to fix most cosmetic problems. Talk to us at FAMILY DENTAL CARE about your cosmetic concerns and we will be there to help you.