Your smile is an immediate window into your oral hygiene and says a lot about you. First impressions are everything. Take these tips from your Owasso dentist, Dr. Chris Ward, and get your smile under control to be the absolute best that it can be.
It Starts With Your Gums
When you have gingivitis, you’re able to see the color change in your gums, going from pink, to white, to red, and it takes away from the glow of your smile. Even if you have a wide “toothy” smile, you’ll still be able to see flashes of gum between your pearly whites. This visible gum tissue gives your smile a more youthful, balanced appearance. Take proper care of your gums, and you’ll see an improvement in your own confidence, as well as a healthier glow. Let Dr. Ward assess your smile and provide a course of action.
Avoid Overly Acidic Drinks
Coffees and teas are a detractor to your smile. These beverages stain your teeth over time, which can make your white glow uneven and lessen your confidence. Your diet plays a larger part in your smile than you know. Shifting your diet can greatly affect your smile in a positive manner.
This one seems like a given, but it’s not just for keeping food particles and tartar from between your teeth. Flossing aids in removing the bacteria responsible for cavities, gum disease, and eventual bone and tooth loss. It is vital to keeping the foundation of your smile healthy and clean to maintain its shape, beauty, and function. If you’re sure to floss every single day, you’ll be able to stave off a laundry list of oral health-related problems that disrupt your smile.
Every mouth is different, and plaque builds up different for everyone. Regular checkups and cleanings are the number one way to manage your smile. Even with regular brushing, flossing, and mouthwash, you’re still prone to slow buildup that only the specialized tools and the expertise of your Owasso dentist can take care of. Keeping your twice-yearly cleanings are imperative to maintaining flawless oral health. Contact us for your appointment!