Here’s How to Get the Best Smile Possible
Smiles are scientifically proven to be one of the most noticeable and distinguishing features on our faces – it’s one of the first things that we instinctively look at when we meet someone. If someone is smiling at us we like them more, if they’re not, we don’t. Because of this, many people are very self-conscious about their smiles, so here are some basic tips for how to get the best smile possible!
Fixing Up Your Smile
Let’s face it, the perfect smile is something that few people can brag about. We’ve all got a little something that we’re not quite happy about with our smile, whether it’s that our teeth aren’t quite white enough, we have some crooked or chipped teeth or maybe a tooth that’s missing altogether.
Your family dentist can help you fix up your smile. Most dentists offer teeth whitening to make your teeth whiter and your smile brighter. Many dentists also offer crowns, implants and other types of cosmetic dentistry services to help straighten your teeth and fill in any missing gaps.
If you’re an adult and you’re concerned about crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth that make you self-conscious it’s not too late for braces. We offer different types of braces depending on your budget and how visible you want them to be.
Regular Brushing & Flossing
The most important thing you can do to maintain good oral health and a beautiful smile is to brush and floss on a regular basis. If you don’t keep your teeth and gums clean, certain types of foods can stain them and make them look dull. Also, plaque can build up, making your gums sore and might even make them bleed, and bacteria naturally found in the mouth can causes plaque buildup and lead to cavities.
You should brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. You should always use a proper tooth brush – one that is the right size and shape to reach those hard-to-reach areas in your mouth. Make sure you replace your tooth brush at least every three months, or even more frequently if you brush more frequently that twice a day or if you brush hard.
Regular Visits to Your Family Dentist
Brushing and flossing at home is important in maintaining a beautiful smile, but you can’t do it all on your own, so make sure you see your dentist at least twice a year.
Your dentist will probably do a regular cleaning and polishing of your teeth and will remove any hard plaque that has built up since your last checkup. Your dentist should also regularly check your entire mouth, including doing x-rays, looking for any potential problems. In most cases, problems in the mouth take a while to develop so catching them early usually gives you and your dentist the chance to stop them in their tracks before they become painful or costly.
Having a beautiful smile can fill you with confidence and even makes people like you more. Brushing and flossing regularly are key to maintaining a healthy and beautiful smile, but your dentist can also help by fixing up any problems you already have and keeping a regular eye on making sure new ones don’t emerge.
If you live in Milton or Scarborough and you’re looking for a new family dentist, look no further than Orion Dental! We offer a full range of dental services and we can take care of your family, from the young to the mature! Call our Milton dentist office at (905) 636 – 9770 or our Scarborough dental office at (416) 291 – 0306 and book an appointment!