Friday, October 31, 2014

Create a Beautiful #Smile! #hygiene


A smile conveys to people that the smiler is open, productive, positive, friendly and emotionally healthy. However, those who are not confident in their smiles tend to avoid smiling. Improving a smile is not difficult to do. There are many things a person can do, that when done daily, becomes nearly effortless. Have a beautiful smile by making a few changes.


Whiten teeth at night using various procedures. This can be done with whitening trays, whitening strips or by using whitening toothpaste. It's a good idea to whiten at night right before a person sleeps. A person does not eat or drink anything during the night, and it provides ample time for the teeth to rest between whitening methods.If teeth whitening can't be done at night, it's wise to wait as long as possible to eat or drink anything immediately after whitening teeth.

Don't brush teeth right after having food and drink. For example, don't have coffee and other drinks right after brushing teeth. Brushing teeth, no matter how gently, leaves them unprotected against food and drinks that will cause stains unless the toothpaste is specially designed to protect teeth in this manner. Also, it's not advisable to brush teeth immediately after eating and drinking. Eating and drinking can remove tooth enamel. Brushing teeth immediately after eating and drinking further removes this enamel. It's best to wait at least 30 minutes after brushing before eating and drinking. Wait a greater amount of time if the food and drink was especially acidic.

Visit a Springfield, VA dentist twice a year, and additionally, as needed. Dentists are able to thoroughly clean teeth in a way they cannot be cleaned at home. Patients can avoid tartar by keeping plaque out of their mouth with regular brushing. Dentists and their hygienists are able to thoroughly remove tartar that can lead to cavities and other issues.

There are many things that can be done to improve the aesthetic appearance of teeth while improving oral health. For instance, chew gum in between meals. This helps to increase saliva in the mouth and dislodge any food particles stuck between the teeth and in the gums. Also, saliva helps to cut down on the bacteria in the mouth, which later leads to plaque, tartar and cavities. At minimum, brush teeth between two and three times per day, and visit a dentist regularly.

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