A healthy beautiful smile is one of your best assets. It tells people you are conscientious, approachable, and responsible. And frankly, it ramps up your “attractive quotient.” Isn’t it a relief that keeping your smile clean and healthy takes so little daily effort and just a small portion of your personal home care budget? Brush your teeth every morning and night and floss daily to remove plaque from your teeth. Remember, your gum health is just as important as your tooth health if not more so don’t skip flossing.
Without consistently brushing and flossing, the plaque can harden and turn into tartar, cause gum disease and cavities. You can also incorporate mouth wash into your routine to freshen your breath and protect yourself from cavities and gum disease for life. If you have dental implants, not taking care of your gums can lead to gum disease and even cause your implants to fail. Just care for your implants like you would if they were natural teeth and they should stay healthy.
You might think that eating sensibly is just for your waistline but it’s actually about much more than that. When you eat a high carbohydrate or high sugar diet, your teeth will produce much more plaque than usual. With more plaque come more tartar and a higher chance of developing cavities or gum disease. Make sure you don’t overindulge in high carbohydrate or sugar foods and if you do, you’re rinsing your mouth with water and brushing your teeth afterward.
Smoking cigarettes does a lot of damage to both your teeth and your overall health. To start, the nicotine and chemicals can cause a layer of plaque on your teeth, staining, and tartar. Smoking can also increase your risk of developing gum disease and oral cancer. If you smoke and want to get the most mileage out of your teeth, you should quit sooner than later.