A beautiful smile is everything. Just think about it.
When’s the last time you noticed someone’s grin and thought about how it lights up their entire face? How about when you brush your hair in the mirror and try on a few practice smiles to get you through the day? There’s something about a nice pair of pearly whites that just seems to match any outfit. Likewise, you can feel a serious dip in your self-esteem when you notice brown spots or yellowing getting in the way of your grin. If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, consider looking below and learning about modern methods of improving oral health.
A good teeth cleaning session or additional sealants could be just what you’ve needed all along.
There’s no shame in admitting you could use a little help to get your smile back up to speed. You can even improve your oral health along the way! Sealants are designed to keep tooth decay at bay and protect your teeth from even the most nasty of bacteria. These can be applied easily and last for years, though you should be visiting a dentist at least once per year to keep an eye on any hidden issues. Today just 35% of adults have well-aligned front teeth and nearly 50% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of periodontal disease. What else can you do to make your smile glow?
If you said veneers…you’re right! Alongside sealants you can also apply for veneers to give your smile a little extra sheen. The American Dental Association recommends brushing and flossing twice per day, but this is easier said than done. Failing to brush your teeth regularly can leave them looking yellow and dull, affecting your self-esteem and even your social life. While veneers can last for years, their quality around the gums can erode a little more quickly. An annual check-up can clear that up in no time at all.
Now for the health side of the equation. Cavities are a nasty customer that leave you sensitive and cranky throughout the week. Instead of chewing on just one side of your mouth, reach out to your general dentist and ask them about their rates. It’s estimated one out of five Americans today has one or more untreated cavities. Left to rot they can turn into tooth decay, a seriously painful condition that affects the nerve of the tooth and eventually starts to damage the muscle around the jaw. This can then lead to…
When you lose a tooth and start to feel the weight of an incomplete smile, implants can take care of you in good fashion. Unlike sealants or even cavities, dental implants can seem a little daunting. There’s no need to worry. Scientific literature suggests dental implants have a success rate of nearly 100%. In fact, dentistry is among the 10 most trusted and ethical professions in the United States. Your implants will last for years. Even better, they come in different shades to match the unique hue of your unique smile!
Tips For Good Oral Health
You might be wondering how you can keep your oral health as sound as possible. To keep dental work to a minimum it’s recommended you brush and floss twice per day. Brushing is required to break up plaque, that of which can yellow your teeth and irritate your gums. Flossing is designed to slip through the cracks and catch any bacteria or loose food that can’t be discovered by your brush bristles. It also massages your gums and reduces the risk of gingivitis or periodontal disease. Visiting the dentist for a teeth cleaning once per year (or twice if your oral health has been failing) will also catch what you’ve missed.
A brilliant smile can be yours. Look into sealants or teeth cleaning this month and feel the difference yourself.