One of the best ways to feel confident about yourself is to take care of your teeth! Knowing that your teeth look clean and healthy increases the comfort you may feel in conversing with people and smiling. Teeth whitening treatments, efforts to straighten your teeth, and preventing bad breath and bacteria buildup will help your teeth look their best.
Get Teeth Whitening Treatments
According to The Healthy, you can go to your dentist for professional teeth-whitening treatments or find a dentist-approved method of teeth whitening to do yourself. These methods are effective but can be potentially harmful to the enamel of your teeth if you use them too frequently or incorrectly. Instead, look at some tips and tricks for natural teeth whitening. Use a “whitening” toothpaste that removes stains from your teeth, try brushing with an electric toothbrush to increase effective bacteria removal, and try using baking soda or turmeric as natural formulas to brush with. These are all dentist-approved ways to brighten your smile!
Straighten Your Teeth
Straightening your teeth can actually help the health of your teeth as well as the aesthetic of them! Fixing tricky, crooked spaces between teeth make flossing easier and brushing equally even over all teeth. According to Stellar Orthodontics, Invisalign can be a good alternative to visible metal and wire braces. They are (by definition) much less visible and therefore noticeable than regular braces. Some say even hurt less. They do require dedication and consistency you will have to commit to in order for them to do what they are meant to!
Get Rid of Halitosis
Bad breath is a quick way to unwittingly increase the size of your personal bubble. According to Delta Dental Insurance, frequent teeth brushing and flossing is the most basic and effective way of reducing or removing halitosis from your tongue and gums. If that doesn’t do the trick, try a tongue scraper to get all the deep saliva and bacteria out from your tastebuds. Avoid smoking or any products that produce an unsavory smell. If it smells bad outside of your mouth, it will smell even worse stuck inside your mouth. In fact, a healthy diet is a great way to improve your breath! Add to this a healthy level of hydration and the occasional mint or gum and you can feel confident that bad breath will not be a problem.
Your teeth and mouth as a whole are very important. They are your smile and your means of communicating. Take care of your teeth (and the rest of your mouth) and you will feel better about your whole appearance.
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