Everyone wants a winning smile to elevate their life. There are many reasons people put so much effort into their dental health and their smile. Not only does it give the best first impression in your business and personal life, but it also improves your general health and wellbeing – smiling naturally releases happy hormones in the brain, making you feel more positive overall.
It’s easy to forget about brushing your teeth before bed, especially when you’re tired and all you want to do is sleep, but brushing in the evening is one of the most important aspects of dental health. Professional dentists recommend brushing at least twice a day: morning and evening.
When it gets to the end of the day, your teeth are crawling with germs and bacteria from the food you’ve ingested and other contaminants. If you avoid brushing your teeth in the evening, these germs have a chance to manifest on your teeth, destroying enamel and creating plaque.
Plaque is a combination of food particles and saliva that builds up in dental gaps. Over time, plaque can destroy the tooth’s enamel, causing gum disease and tooth decay. However, plaque can also manifest in the tongue leading to a bad odor and contributing further to tooth decay.
Don’t neglect to brush your tongue in the morning and evening when you carry out your dental hygiene routine. Some toothbrushes have a tongue-cleaning edge on the back of them, but if you don’t, you can always use the bristles to eradicate any of the extra plaque and tartar.
Straightening your teeth supports your health in two ways. First, it creates better alignment so that you can brush more easily, preventing plaque and tartar from building up; secondly, it can support your general health and wellbeing, helping you to smile more and feel more confident.
Some people avoid straightening their teeth because they don’t like the idea of braces, but clear aligners are different. Clear aligners are completely transparent, so they don’t interfere with your smile or quality of life; at the same time, they have the leverage needed to make a perfect smile.
Always choose a toothpaste that contains fluoride. Some people think that fluoride is bad for their health and avoid it in their toothpaste, but it is one of the worthwhile things you can do for your teeth. Fluoride can be harmful to the body in large doses, but it’s needed for dental health.
When you brush with fluoride toothpaste, you eradicate plaque and bacteria from your mouth, but fluoride also covers the tooth with a special coating preventing any further buildup of toxicity. Forget about whitening toothpaste and other gimmicks; fluoride is the most important ingredient.
Flossing should be considered as important as brushing. Flossing eradicates small bits of food and plaque from hard-to-reach areas and stimulates the gums for better oral health. Compliment your routine with a mouthwash that brings balance to your mouth and re-mineralizes the teeth.