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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.

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Get a Natural White, Healthy Smile

Get a Natural White, Healthy Smile

So we already know, there are many teeth whitening kits on the market. Some are great and some, not so much. Add in factors like bonding, veneers, foods, smoking, red wine, soda, juice, etc. These become more challenging when just trying to combat natural yellowing of the enamel. Stripping off the stain with harsh bleaches peel at the enamel and can cause painful outcomes when used too frequently.

Is there a natural remedy?

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Yes, thanks to renowned dentist, Dr. Pooneh Ram and her sister, Paris (winner of the Tory Burch Foundation’s Fellowship Program), who created Dr. Brite Natural Toothpaste and products. Using activated charcoal along with natural ingredients like coconut oil and aloe vera, anyone has the ability to achieve a bright smile, hence the name.

But does it whiten?

I was skeptical at first, but after using a small dap of toothpaste across my teeth for two minutes, and then swishing around the whitening rinse, I saw an immediate difference. Bonus, it tasted good too.

Did it work on bonding?

Yes, it lightened the bonding, but took several days to catch up with the natural tooth.

How many steps is the process?

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Three. Toothpaste, Rinse and a Whitening Pen to use periodically throughout the day. The pen is available with or without peroxide. I’ve been using the one without peroxide and have had fantastic results. The pen is Green Apple flavor and I must admit, it took me by surprise at first, but I’ve grown to love it.

Is there any sensitivity from using it?

No. I have had not experienced any sensitivity at all. Personally, I feel it’s helped with that issue.

I’ve been using Dr. Brite for three weeks now, and I can seriously say, I think I found my new favorite toothpaste.  

Get the full whitening kit for $59 which includes toothpaste, rinse and (2) two whitening pens or you can just buy them separate. Dr. Brite has a children’s line of products as well as a line of dental care for pets!

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Watch Out For The Signs That Show You Need To See A Dentist

Watch Out For The Signs That Show You Need To See A Dentist

Looking after your teeth is vital to your health, dental and for other areas of your body. But there is alarming statistics about dental health and hygiene that suggest the majority of us don’t visit our dentists enough.

Despite the fact many of us have white teeth that appear to be in rude health, many of us have serious underlying problems. So, if you experience any of these issues on a regular basis, you should really make an appointment with your local dentist.

The sooner you book a visit, the better, too – you can nip most of the major dental issues in the bud at an early stage and have a better chance of recovery.

Here are some danger signs that you really should see your dentist sooner rather than later.

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You haven’t been to the dentist for more than a year

In an ideal world, you should attend your local orthodontics center twice a year at a bare minimum. So, if it’s been longer than 12 months since your last visit, it’s time to book that appointment. Some dental problems won’t show up until they are well ingrained, and only a professional eye will be able to spot issues at an early stage.

You suffer from sensitivity issues

Sensitive teeth are something that many people put up with – but failing to visit your dentist for a checkup and diagnosis of your problem could result in a lot of different issues. Some people have naturally sensitive teeth, of course, but it is also important to understand that it can often be a sign of tooth decay. If you experience sensitivity issues that have a particular location, book yourself in for an x-ray – you may need a filling.

You notice white spots on your teeth

Your teeth are protected by a layer of enamel, but this can wear down over time due to plague and other types of dental damage. When it occurs, it creates white spots on your teeth, and it’s vital that you go to your dentist sooner rather than later. Actually, your enamel is dissolving due to a buildup of acidic bacteria, and it won’t stop without the correct treatment.

You develop inflammation in your gums

If you suffer from inflamed gums, get yourself to the dentist, as many different issues can arise. When plaque starts to harden, it causes damage to the gums, and you might be developing a periodontal disease or even something like gingivitis. Further on down the line you might end up with severe tooth decay, and may even have to have entire teeth removed.

Color changes

Do you pay attention to the overall color of your mouth? If not, it’s time to start. Discoloration – as well as unusual lumps and bumps – could be a sign of something serious like oral cancer. Again, it is critical that you don’t move slowly on this, as the earlier you get your diagnosis, the more likely it is you will get a successful treatment.

Looking after your teeth doesn’t take much effort – a simple visit to the dentist twice a year is all, and regular brushing is all you need. So, no more excuses!

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Keep Hold Of Your Youth

Keep Hold Of Your Youth

Do you ever feel as though you’re losing your youth and your beauty? Don’t worry, you’re not alone with this worry. A lot of people begin to feel this way, and it can happen sooner than you would believe. For instance, you might just look in the mirror one day and see that there’s a wrinkle there that wasn’t before. When you smile, you no longer see dimples, you see giant crevices in your skin. Suddenly, beauty and youth are no longer things that come naturally to you. Instead, you’ll have to start working for them.

You might have to start combing back your hair to make it seem thicker. You may need to look into those anti-aging creams, and perhaps, it’s time to start thinking about getting some tips from your mom on how she stays looking young.

The good news is that no matter how old you are, how old you feel, there are always options if you want to look younger. To do this, we need to understand and uncover the telltale signs of age. There are quite a few to contend with here but by covering them all, you can make sure you still look like your old young self.

Show Me That Smile?

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One of the key traits of youth is healthy looking teeth. If you want to know the secrets behind the celebs that don’t seem to age, it’s probably that smile filled with pearly white gnashers. White teeth have a few effects on your looks. First, they bring out your eyes, making them seem more distinguished. Second, they draw attention away from other more troubling features of your face. Finally, they are just naturally associated with the young. That’s because as you get older, you will start to notice your teeth going yellow and maybe even turning a little crooked.

However, there’s an easy fix to this issue, and that’s teeth whitening. You can view some options here and have a look at the type of treatment that suits you. When you whiten your teeth, they don’t look as though they have been artificially Changed. Not even a dentist will be able to tell that you have had work done on them.

As for teeth that are a little crooked, there are treatment options available like six-month smile therapy. Smile therapy is a way to alter your teeth gradually, pushing them into the right position until you have the perfect look.

The Skin You’re In?

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We all worry about wrinkles, but how do we make sure that our skin doesn’t age prematurely. Well, sunlight is probably your worst enemy and no, we’re not suggesting that you start to live like a vampire. You should on the other hand, always use sunscreen when you’re out in it. Not getting sunscreen can leave you in the position where your skin will burn and you don’t want that. This will leave your skin looking leathery eventually and cause wrinkles to develop early on. Is this the only issue for your skin?

Believe it or not, your diet is also a factor to consider here. You must make sure that you are eating the right food to keep your skin healthy. For instance, while a lot of people hate the taste, celery has been shown to have some truly wonderful effects on the way your skin looks. For instance, you might have bags under the eyes due to retain fluids. Celery can help soak that right up, getting rid of those unsightly signs of age.

Aside from this, there are ways to reduce the signs of wrinkles without cream. You just need to work on tightening the skin through exercises in the same way that you increase your muscle. An example of this type of exercise would be tilting your head towards the ceiling and then opening and shutting your mouth. You will feel your skin tighten and this will improve it’s elasticity, ensuring that you don’t develop a turkey neck.

What about blemishes on your skin? You might have a few beauty spots on your face and other areas of your body. Or, areas where the color of your skin has changed. In cases like this, it can again be a matter of diet. Eating the right foods filled with vitamins, you can make sure that your skin retains its natural color and that you keep your youthful glow.

The Right Fashion

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The clothes you wear and styles you choose will certainly impact how young you look. Obviously, you don’t want to dress like Miley Cyrus when you’re past thirty. But at the same time, you shouldn’t resign yourself to dressing like a grandmother with knitted cardigans and floral dresses. If you are confident with your figure, you shouldn’t be afraid to show it off in slender, classy clothing. Make sure that you pay attention to the style of celebrities such as Christina Binkley. While she may be one of the more mature celebrities, many people say she can pass for a late thirty. Why? Although she has had surgery the clothes she chooses to wear definitely help.

Working It Out

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Finally, you do need to think about your figure. A lot of people realize they are looking old due to their body shape and push themselves to lose weight. Unfortunately, if you lose a lot of weight later in life too quickly, your body can end up looking quite haggard. That’s why you should work to gradually get in shape from an early age.

You want to reach a nice average weight by basic workouts that aren’t too strenuous. Yoga is a great example of an exercise that you should try because unlike weight lifting it doesn’t put immense strain on the body. As such, you can keep yourself fit, healthy and looking young without any issues at all.

I hope you find this advice useful. Take it on board, and I’m sure you can keep the look of youth for a lot longer.

Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
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