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Smiling with a set of white and healthy teeth does not only make you look more gorgeous, it likewise helps boost your self-confidence. More than transforming your visual appearance into something more pleasing to the eyes, a healthy smile improves your overall health and stimulate positive mindset. If you want to achieve that killer smile, here are a few helpful tips from the professional dental practitioners, dentists, and hygienists that you can practice at home.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day
There are a lot of measures that you can do to take care not only of your teeth but your entire oral cavity. One of the most basic things that you should not forget is to brush your teeth with a hygienic soft bristle toothbrush and a fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, preferably, at least once any time of the day and one more time before bedtime.
Floss your teeth daily
Sometimes brushing the teeth alone is not enough as there are some particles like food and plaque that can be stuck in between your teeth and can't be cleaned out or reached with the use of your toothbrush. Dentists highly recommend daily flossing in order to get these particles out and to avoid cavities.
Say no to smoking
Tobacco contains nicotine that does not only cause tooth staining, tooth decay, and tooth loss, but also cause foul breath, gum disease or periodontal disease, and even severe or serious cases of mouth cancer. If you are still smoking today, it is better to quit sooner than later not only for the sake of saving your oral health but also for better overall health.
Maintain a healthy and tooth-friendly diet
A healthy diet offers a lot of miracles to your overall health. A tooth-friendly diet usually includes consumption of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other food items that are rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, zinc, vitamin D, iron, copper, and potassium.
Also, minimize your intake of sugary foods and beverages. However, if you can't really live without sweet treats, at least pick those that are sugar-free and those that contain xylitol.
Visit your dentist regularly
If you have not visited a dentist yet, then do it as soon as possible. Sometimes we tend to neglect the importance of visiting a dentist because we think that our oral cavity is healthy enough and we do not even notice a single sign of tooth problems. The fact is, not all oral cavity problems are visible to the naked eyes. Sometimes we can only see the problem when they are big enough for us to notice.
Dentists usually use magnification devices and tools like the dental loupes to help them clearly, accurately, and closely see even the smallest part of the teeth. Dental magnification loupes allow dentists to see the dental issues that are not visible to the naked eye. Dental loupes help dentists detect oral diseases even at their earliest stage. During the routine checkup and cleaning, the dentists can suggest appropriate treatment to hinder the progress of the oral problem and to get rid of it as early as possible.