How to get your confidence back with brighter teeth

We all know that teeth help us talk and chew food, but they also come with another benefit. They can easily make or break your ‘first impression’.

By Javeria Ali Chaudhry

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, 50% of people say that smile is what they notice first about another person. The statement proves to make yourself more attractive, one needs to focus on their pearly whites!

Take care of your oral hygiene and the rest will fall in its place

Before white teeth comes good dental care. One can only get bright teeth, if the gums are intact and healthy. It is a general believe that the whiter teeth are healthy ones. But that’s not true. Each person has their own genetically assigned tooth color. The only thing we can do is make them clean. Brushing twice a day can make not just your teeth healthy but your gums strong too.

4 steps to healthy whiter teeth!

Here are some tips to help you look after your teeth.

  • Focus on your diet– Avoid the consumption of or exposure to products that stain your teeth, for example, coffee, tea, etc. Limit acidic drinks like soft drinks and fruit juices. Food acids soften teeth and dissolve the minerals in tooth enamel.
  • Practice good oral hygiene practices-Brush your teeth two times a day for 2-3 minutes with fluoride toothpaste. Make sure you’re using a soft-bristled toothbrush, as anything more can damage the enamel and gums. This way, all sides of your teeth are cleaned.
  • Don’t forget to floss-Floss at least once daily; regular flossing can decrease cavities, prevent bad breath, and keep teeth pearly white! Rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash at least once a day to kill bacteria that cause plaque.
  • Visit Your Dentist Every 6 Months-These dental check-ups are probably the easiest most convenient ways to keep up healthy, white teeth. Your dentist will be able to have a look at your teeth and let you know what needs to be done, all while checking for indications of cavities, gingivitis, and plaque buildup.

This was the breakdown of what you can do to make your teeth look white. The more effort you put into maintaining your oral hygiene, the better results you will drive from these tips.

March 16, 2020

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