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How to Have Perfectly White Teeth

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Have Perfectly White Teeth

 

When looking at someone’s face, they can have the perfect features all over, but one smile can ruin it all. That is, if they don’t have healthy teeth. Of course we all want to know that our teeth are visually perfect, but that is impossible if our teeth aren’t first and foremost healthy. Bleaching and aligning teeth that are dying from the inside is far from a sustainable solution, and here’s how to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Proper diet

We all know that sugar is bad for our teeth, but do we know why? Sugar (and precisely white, processed sugar) sticks to our teeth and quickly reacts with the environment of our mouth to turn into acid that starts eating away at our teeth. This is why it’s crucial to cut down on sugary sweets, and especially those that have a lot of direct contact with our mouth like lollipops. The second villain is sodas. You really shouldn’t drink soda for any reason – since it literally has nothing nutritious for you – but it also contains dangerous chemicals that corrode our teeth. On the other hand, eating plenty of fruit available in the sunny Australia climate and making sure you’re getting enough calcium will get you on the right track towards a healthy smile. Lastly, while we’re on the topic of food, it’s important to address some foods that can seriously stain our teeth. Coffee drinkers, I’m looking at you. Dark drinks like coffee, black tea and red wine can stain our teeth, but so can many berries. So especially right after teeth bleaching, you want to stay as far away from these as possible.

Crooked teeth

There is a plethora of reasons why someone might have crooked teeth: from genetics to injury that induced trauma, our jaws and teeth can misalign, making them lay diagonally when they should be going straight, or laying on top of each other. Sometimes, crooked teeth can be a simple aesthetic problem, but they can also give you an underbite or overbite, as well as cause pain. Many people don’t want to get braces because of the in-progress look of them, but you can get fitted with Invisalign in Maroubra and achieve the effect of braces without it ever being noticed. They are sets of invisible, removable aligners that you can take out whenever you want, but they are so unnoticeable that you won’t have any problems keeping them in for longer periods of time. There are also versions for teens, who are notorious for wanting to avoid braces because of their appearance.

Good dental hygiene

The number one way to get and maintain a healthy smile is to do the work and never be lazy when it comes to taking care of dental hygiene. Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal, and floss to make sure you don’t have any bits of food stuck between your teeth that can cause cavities. You also want to make sure you visit a dentist for regular check-ups, because if you wait for a tooth to start aching before you go – you’re too late. The damage would be far smaller if the problem was found before it started to hurt. Your dentist can also spot some symptoms in your oral health that can be very useful warning signs for other health issues.

 

It’s important to remember that healthy teeth are not only important for aesthetic reasons, but they are a vital part of a good diet, since they help us chew our food, as well as help us communicate properly. So make sure you give them the attention and care they deserve.

 Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.

 

Common Mistakes We Make When Caring For Our Teeth

Common Mistakes We Make When Caring For Our Teeth

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We all know we should take better care of our teeth. When we look into the mirror and see an unsightly filling, or when we wake up in the middle of the night in agony from one of our molars, we realize we may not have done enough to look after ourselves.

There are a number of dental mistakes people make and we have listed them in this article. Do yourself a favor and take heed of them before you wake up one morning and realize it’s too late to save your pearly whites.

Believing dentists will cause us pain

Yes, occasionally there will be pain when you visit the dentist, but not as much as you think. If you haven’t visited the dentist for a long time, you will be surprised at how much technology has moved on. All procedures, from fillings to teeth removal, are a lot less painful than they used to be. A lot of our fear stems from bad experiences when we were younger, or by listening to the exaggerated stories told by others. Of course, whatever pain you do feel at the dentist, however slight, it will be a lot less than getting toothache if you don’t make that check up

Forgetting to floss

Cleaning your teeth several times a day is important, but you need to floss as well. Many of us ignore our dentist when he mentions flossing, partly because we don’t want to spend ages in front of the mirror using dental floss. However, we need to get rid of the food stuck between our teeth; otherwise, decay will set in. Flossing is the best way of doing this, so we avoid it at our peril. Rather than regular flossing, consider water flossing instead which is a quicker and more comfortable experience. Here is a list of the best water flossers on the market. You will be surprised at how better your mouth feels within a very short time.

Not going for regular check-ups

Whether it’s fear or laziness, people still insist on not getting their teeth checked regularly. We should go at least twice a year. Dentists will not only check for any cavities, but they can also detect diseases that could threaten your life, such as diabetes and cancer.

There is an expense involved in going to the dentist, and having insurance in place will cover some of that. You will end up paying out a lot more money in the long-term if problems are found, so a regular visit should alleviate your financial burden.

Using the toothbrush incorrectly

You can do a lot to maintain your teeth, but the most important way is to regularly use your toothbrush. Make sure you cover every area of your teeth and gums for optimum cleaning and hygiene. Secondly, don’t brush your teeth too hard as you can cause extra damage, such as causing your gums to bleed. Finally, after prolonged use, your toothbrush will become frayed and lose its effectiveness. Therefore you should buy a new toothbrush every three months to ensure your teeth are receiving the best treatment.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram