Your smile is one of your greatest assets, and one you’re stuck with for life. Naturally, you’re going to want to take good care of it and keep t in tip-top shape. But what are the best ways to keep your pearly whites white and pearly?
Here are a few tips and tricks for taking care of your teeth in 2022.
Work and Touch-Ups
Unfortunately, we don’t all have naturally perfect teeth. In fact, most people don’t! If you want to feel confident in your own smile, it might take more than daily brushing to get you there, and that’s okay.
If there’s anything about your dental situation that you’re not happy with, talk to your dentist about what your options are in terms of getting work done or even just some touch-ups. You might want to get braces or Invisalign or get the best veneers for your teeth, depending on what the problem might be.
Professional Cleaning and Whitening
We all brush our teeth every day (we’d hope), but every so often, a little extra elbow grease is required to get your teeth extra white and shiny.
At your next dental check-up, talk to your provider about getting a professional clean, and find out about professional whitening too. A professional clean will help to remove gunk from in between your teeth – those hard to reach places – whereas professional whitening usually involves some chemicals (which are all safe) to brighten your teeth and remove any yellowing.
Something that we all neglect – our bi-annual dentist’s appointment. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Wrong. Dentists know something we don’t, and when they peer into your mouth with their little mirrors, they can see things we could never even imagine.
Staying up to date on your dentist’s check-ups isn’t only important for your dental health, but for the way, your teeth look too. Getting insight into any issues early on can help to prevent decay and other issues straight away before they start messing with the way your teeth look and feel. Prevention is better than cure.
Take Care Of Them
Obviously, it is your own moral duty to make sure that you brush, floss, gargle your mouth wash and follow any other dental advice you might have been given. These daily dental practices, though small, are what will keep you looking white and shiny through thick and thin.
Of course, beyond the brushing, there’s the case of paying attention to what you put in your mouth. Keep in mind that habits like smoking cigarettes and consuming a lot of wine can stain and damage your teeth. Eating too much sugar is also detrimental to your dental health – just like the cartoons always warned us about.
All in all, taking care of your teeth should be a priority for you in 2022 and beyond. This is not only to keep them looking good but to keep them healthy and strong and ensure that you’re not consuming everything through a straw by the age of 60.